WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction. President Donald Trump and top U.S. officials expressed concern about surging teenage use of e-cigarettes, and the move comes as health officials are investigating a handful of deaths and potentially hundreds of lung illnesses tied to vaping. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that, with Trump’s blessing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was working on a “guidance document” that would lead to a ban of all e-cigarette flavors aside from tobacco flavoring. “Once the FDA would finalize this guidance, we would begin enforcement actions to remove all such products from the marketplace,” Azar told reporters during a meeting with the president and first lady Melania … [Read more...] about Trump administration seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes to combat youth addiction
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Washington (CNN)Melania Trump remains committed to preventing children from using e-cigarettes, the first lady's office says, even as President Donald Trump is reportedly putting political considerations ahead of his previously announced plan to ban the flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to children. The first lady was an essential part of the announcement by Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in September, during a meeting in front of the media in the Oval Office, in which the President stated there would be new "very strong recommendations" to ban the use of flavored e-cigarettes. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration was expected to issue new and more complex guidelines for e-cigarette sales. The first lady had previously tweeted her interest in the topic, making a rare foray into a public policy issue. "I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from … [Read more...] about Melania Trump reiterates support for reducing e-cigarette use in children
By Bunmi Sofola A new book claims that testosterone could be the secret weapon every middle-aged woman needs in the fight against not just a flagging libido, but the entire aging process. From a revived sex life to plump skin, strong nails, abundant hair, a youthful figure and sharp mental skills, the hormone can improve them all, says Gynaecologist, Dr. Rathy Maupin, author of the Secret Female Hormone: How Testosterone Replacement Can Change Your Life. Ten reasons why you should be having more s3x! It sounds almost too good to be true, but Joan in her early 50s is almost evangelical about how testosterone top-ups have transformed her life. She sort help when she began to notice both physical changes and a mental decline when she was over 40. “My periods were more sporadic and I started gaining weight,” she recalled. “I also had difficulty concentrating and my memory was failing. I’d had a fairly high sex drive, but my libido was beginning to disappear. … [Read more...] about Ways science is helping to give you back your youth!
Email By Patrick Lenta Updated April 18, 2019 10:10:04 Photo: Parents may also be concerned about being exposed to the risk of criminal punishment for smacking their child. (Supplied: Pexels) Related Story: Most parents are doing time-outs all wrong. Here's why Related Story: How to handle your return to work after parental leave Related Story: I used to relish the c-word, until my daughter started asking questions Related Story: Does walking away from your child work as a discipline technique? Related Story: Smacking takes away child's 'basic rights': Youth Affairs Network Related Story: What to do when your child has a meltdown Related Story: Claims France violating treaty that bans smacking kids It is still legal for parents and guardians to physically punish children in Australia and in some states corporal punishment of pupils by teachers is also legally permitted.In some states there is a common law defence permitting parents (and sometimes teachers) lawfully to … [Read more...] about Why is it still legal for adults to hit children as punishment?
Are chemicals in food packaging making children fat? Experts warn they expand waistlines and increase the risk of diabetes Urine levels of one type of chemical, used to soften plastic, were tied to a higher risk of insulin resistance among teenagersAnother study group linked bisphenol A, or BPA - used to line aluminum cans - to obesity and larger waists in young peopleResearchers advise not washing plastic in a dishwasher and throwing it away once its old or etched By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 14:37 GMT, 19 August 2013 | Updated: 14:45 GMT, 19 August 2013 e-mail 87 View Bisphenol A, or BPA - used to line aluminum cans - has been linked to obesity and larger waists in young people Children exposed to two chemicals commonly used in food packaging are more likely to be obese or show signs of diabetes precursors than those with lower exposure, new research suggests.Researchers found urine levels of one type of phthalate, used to soften plastic, were tied to a … [Read more...] about Are chemicals in food packaging making children fat? Experts warn they expand waistlines and increase the risk of diabetes