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03 Jan

Changes by the Administration to Step Back from its Policy on Flavored E-Cigarettes is Unacceptable

The American Association for Respiratory Care is extremely disappointed in the Administration’s limited plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market. The ban would include flavored, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that contain vaping liquids (other than tobacco and menthol flavors) but would allow refillable-type products typically sold in vape shops to remain on the market. This policy… Read more »

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13 Sep

AARC Supports Administration’s Decision to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes from the Market

Irving, TX (September 12, 2019) – The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) strongly supports the Administration’s announcement on September 11 regarding its plans to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the marketplace and commends its actions to protect our nation’s youth from being deceived by the tobacco industry’s marketing strategies that have led to the current… Read more »

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14 Nov

Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women

By Mary P. Martinasek, Ph.D, RRT, and Allison Barthel, Student Researcher Mary P. Martinasek, Ph.D, RRT Allison Barthel, Student Researcher Smoking is one of the leading preventable causes of disease and disability in the U.S. One of every five deaths per year has been attributed to cigarette smoking.[1] Additionally, smoking is also one of the… Read more »

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29 Aug

Educating Youth about the Dangers of Smoking

Smoking cigarettes has always had a certain appeal to children anxious to try out perceived adult behaviors. But picking up the habit in childhood can have lasting – and devastating – effects. Respiratory therapists can play a big role in making sure fewer children take up the habit and end up with a smoking-related disease…. Read more »

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07 Feb

E-Cigs and Youth: What RTs Need to Know

E-cigarettes are being touted as a path to quitting for people who smoke. The jury is still out on the value they add, although some studies have found a benefit. But what about children and teens whose very first experience with smoking is not a traditional cigarette, but an e-cig? AARC member and long-time tobacco… Read more »

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25 Jan

Help Your Patients Learn the Cost of Smoking

Have you ever wondered how much smoking costs an individual each year or even in a lifetime? WalletHub recently published an article this topic: “The Real Cost of Smoking by State.” According to the American Lung Association, tobacco use accounts for nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. each year and is the leading… Read more »

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24 Jan

New Report Released on E-Cig Consequences

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on Jan. 23 that details the potential consequences of the use of e-cigarettes. The report was conducted at the request of the Center for Tobacco Products of the Food and Drug Administration. The purpose of the study is to review the available evidence of… Read more »

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