DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(2212020)-PREVENTING ONLINE SALES OF E CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN

ODESSA, TEXAS/FEBRUARY 21, 2020-U.S. SEANTOR JOHN CORNYN HELD A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON THE ‘PREVENTING ONLINE SALE OF E-CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN ACT, HOSTED BY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL. REPRESENTATIVES FROM MISD, CITY OF MIDLAND, ODESSA POLICE AND MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL PRESENTED TO THE PANEL THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF VAPING ON SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN. (U.S. SENATOR JOHN CORNYN (R-TX)-UNITED STATES SENATOR/TEXAS) ABOUT HALF OF 12 GRADERS IN THE PERMIAN BASIN HAVE USED AN E-CIGARETTE AND 25% OF STUDENTS HAVE VAPED IN THE PAST MONTH. IN 2019, AMINISTRATORS AT MIDLAND ISD BEGAN TO SEE AN INCREASE OF VAPING ON CAMPUS AND IN THE CLASSROOM. (IMO JEAN DOUGLAS, DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES-MIDLAND ISD) MISD IS CONCERED WITH THE HIGH CONCENTRATION OF NICOTINE AND OTHER CHEMICALS THAT THE STUDENTS ARE CONSUMING, WHICH AFFECTS THEIR ABLILITY TO LEARN. (IMO JEAN DOUGLAS, DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES-MIDLAND ISD) VAPING AT AN EARLY AGE WILL RESULT IN SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AT AN OLDER AGE. (SANDRA REYES, CARDIO-PULMONARY PATIENT EDUCATOR-MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL) THE PREVENTING ONLINE SALES OF E-CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN ACT WOULD PRENT ONLINE SALE OF ELCTRONIC CIGARETTES TO MINORS BY APPLYING THE SAME SAFEGUARDS TO E-CIGARETTES THAT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE FOR CIGARETTES AND SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS. (FULL PAGE GFX) (U.S. SENATOR JOHN CORNYN (R-TX)-UNITED STATES SENATOR/TEXAS) THE BILL AWAITES ACTION IN THE U.S. SENATE. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

Posted in NEWS   

Author: Danny Barrera