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UNITED STATES: The state of Maryland receives a bad rating for its e-cigarette policy.

UNITED STATES: The state of Maryland receives a bad rating for its e-cigarette policy.

Hard to resist the massive and abusive regulation of e-cigarettes in the United States ... Indeed, the state of Maryland recently paid the price by receiving the grade "F" by the American Lung Association. At issue is the fact that the state in question would not have made enough effort to help end the national "vaping" epidemic.


NO INCREASE IN LEGAL AGE AT 21 YEARS, THE MARYLAND IS SANCTIONED!


Recently, the American Lung Association stated that the state of Maryland needed to do more to reduce and prevent youth smoking and e-smoking. The goal is to end the national "vaping" epidemic.

Sanctioned, the state of Maryland received the rating "F" in the category " Minimum age In the 17e ALA Annual Report on the Status of Tobacco Control. This result is a direct result of the strong increase in e-cigarette use among youth under the age of 21 and Maryland's failure to create legislative mandates to increase the minimum age of e-cigarette sales. cigarettes at 21 years, according to the American Lung Association.

The note was made public before April, when the Maryland legislature passed a bill to increase the legal age for buying 18 tobacco at 21.

« If Maryland increased funding for tobacco control programs, they would have an excellent opportunity to contribute to tobacco reduction and prevention, including by supporting communities that still use tobacco at higher rates and who are targeted by tobacco. the tobacco industry Wrote to the ALA director, Ewa Dworakowski in the report.

Data for the report is compiled from "publicly available data of guaranteed quality from state, county, federal and tribal country controllers". The use of the e-cigarette has increased 78% between 2017 and 2018 nationwide, according to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) National Center for Research on Youth Smoking in 2018. The report states that elected officials need to do more to prevent the rise of smoking and it is recommended that the minimum age of sale for tobacco products and electronic cigarettes be raised.

Le Maryland Department of Health (MDH) responded to this note stating that the State had taken measures to increase the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years. " Two Bills Introduced During Maryland 2019 Legislative Session to Increase Age to Reduce Vaping and Prevent Increased Use of Electronic Cigarettes in Teens" , said Brittany Fowler, Deputy Director of Media and Content Strategy, MDH Office of Communications.

« The MDH has taken the e-cigarette epidemic seriously among young people and has stepped up efforts to reduce its consumption", She declares

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