Op-Ed: Yale study on lung disease forecasts dire consequences for flavor bans
A new study from Yale School of Public Health should serve as a warning to e-cigarette opponents and public health officials pushing e-cigarette flavor bans and restrictions around the country. The Yale research revealed that higher levels of e-cigarette and marijuana use did not result in higher rates of e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (EVALI). EVALI made headlines during 2019 and was responsible for at least 2,800 hospitalizations and 68 deaths.Source: The Center Square
Yale Partners With Connecticut Department of Education to Launch Instructional COVID-19 Website
A group of volunteers from Yale School of Medicine and educators across the state have come together in a collaboration to create COV-Ed, an online resource tool for educators and students to learn about the challenges of the pandemic.
A ban on flavored vapes devastated N.J. shops. New study shows it might make vaping riskier.
As New Jersey vape shop owners decried lawmakers' efforts to ban the sale of flavored e-liquid last year, they often repeated the same claim: Our products aren’t the cause of the mysterious lung illness sweeping the country.Source: NJ.com
Rates of E-Cig and Marijuana Use Not Linked to EVALI Occurrence
A recent study from the Yale School of Public Health, has indicated that contrary to what is generally assumed, US States with higher rates of vaping and marijuana use, did not have a higher frequency of EVALI cases.Source: Vaping Post
Rates of E-cigarette and Marijuana Use Not Associated With Larger Outbreaks of Vaping-Related Lung Injuries, YSPH Study Finds
Higher rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use in U.S. states did not result in more e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (known as EVALI), a new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds.
COVID-19 Right Now - 5.7.2020
Live weekly from the Yale School of Public Health. James Hamblin, MD, MPH, Lecturer in Health Policy and Management, is joined by Marney White, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Jacob Tebes, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology.
COVID-19: A Teachable Moment
For students and faculty at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a global public health crisis, it is a teachable moment. Instructors at the school are using the outbreak as a real-time case study to teach students the important tools of public health, mathematical modeling, health policy and epidemiology.
Vaping: A Huge Uncontrolled Experiment
E-cigarettes deliver their nicotine load into the lungs and include appealing flavors. Recent studies suggest that teenagers who would not otherwise have started smoking have been enticed back to tobacco products by e-cigarettes. Unfortunately, it takes years to see the consequences of any epidemic. "There's a huge uncontrolled experiment going on," said Stephanie O'Malley, PhD.
Teen vaping is bad. Nicotine makes it worse, says researcher
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, and Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research in the Department of Psychiatry, recently spoke to Science Magazine to discuss her findings on the long-term impact of nicotine on a developing brain.Source: Science Magazine
What do I need to know about e-cigarettes?
Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, spoke on a podcast published by JAMA Clinical Reviews that reviews research on the epidemiology and possible adverse health effects of e-cigarette and nicotine use, and the pitfalls associated with using e-cigarettes as a method to stop smoking.Source: JAMA Clinical Reviews