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F.D.A. seeks restrictions on teens’ access to flavored e-cigarettes and a ban on menthol cigarettes

Sheila Kaplan and Jan Hoffman, New York Times

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced a series of restrictions aimed at combating a growing public health menace — flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products that have lured young people into vaping and smoking.

‘Vaping epidemic’: Health advocates call on local leaders to adopt tighter rules to protect youth

Joseph Geha, Bay Area News Group

As the Food and Drug Administration captured national headlines Thursday announcing plans to reduce underage tobacco product use, health advocates in Fremont hosted a meeting on the issue, and called on local leaders to take further steps to protect youth from nicotine addiction.

CDC: Suicide rates increasing among American workers

Jessie Hellmann, The Hill

The suicide rate among Americans of working age increased 34 percent from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Youth use of e-cigarettes jumped 78%, government study shows

Betsy McKay, Wall Street Journal

Youth use of e-cigarettes soared between 2017 and 2018, thanks largely to the popularity of the Juul and similar thumb-drive shaped vaporizers, according to a federal survey released Thursday.

More kids showing up in ER with mental health crises

Maggie Fox NBC News
 
An increasing number of children are showing up in U.S. emergency rooms in the throes of a mental health crisis, researchers reported Friday.
 

Suicides under age 13: One every 5 days

Jason Hanna, CNN
 
Suicides among US children under 13 are rare, but perhaps more frequent than you think. And 8 is hardly the youngest.

Study: The more cops in school may not make them safer

T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer
 
The study’s findings go against logic and common sense in how people react around police, the executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers said

To help end mass shootings, the NRA should invest in mental health efforts

C.A. Bailey, San Luis Obispo Tribune

It’s time for the National Rifle Association to step up. Few would disagree that it is the person behind the gun causing individual and mass shootings.

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