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CCSA is proud to announce that we have been selected by the Orthodox Union to participate in their Impact Accelerator Program. We are among 4 organizations selected from over 80 national applicants for this opportunity. We look forward to partnering with the OU to further our mission. Please see the OU press release for more information.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched an investigation into the outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette use.
As of February 18, 2020, 2,087 hospitalized cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported to the CDC .
The CDC has confirmed 68 deaths linked to vaping.
Adults who use nicotine-containing e-cigarette devices should consider alternative approved methods for quitting smoking altogether. E-cigarette, or vaping, products should never be used by youths, young adults, or women who are pregnant. Adults who do not currently use tobacco products should not start using e-cigarettes or vaping, products.
According to the CDC, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical care immediately.
The e-cigarette aerosol that users breathe from the device and exhale can contain harmful and potentially harmful substances, including:
Ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
Flavoring such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to a serious lung disease
Volatile organic compounds
Heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead
CNBC aired a documentary focused on the e-cigarette industry, specifically on JUUL, the leading manufacturer of these devices.
This is an important inside look into what has become a disturbing trend among our children and teens, and the resulting growing epidemic of nicotine addiction.