Unifying science, education and service to transform lives.

The Dialogue eNewsletter     May 2014

FDA Attempts to Crackdown on E-cigarettes

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. On April 24, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed to extend its tobacco authority to additional unregulated marketed products such as electronic cigarettes (e- cigarettes), cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, waterpipe (or hookah) tobacco, and dissolvables not already under the FDA’s authority. In an effort to promote a tobacco-free generation, the proposed rule will prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals under the age of 18 and imposes specific marketing, labeling, and advertising requirements such as reporting products and ingredients and displaying warnings on the packaging.

Why did you start vaping? Take the Poll!
Register now to learn more from Sharon Cummings, PhD and Phillip Gardiner, DrPH about E-cigerettes.

Register now for the National Conference on Tobacco and Behavioral Health (NCTBH). One of the many highlights will be a special presentation by Phillip Gardiner, DrPH entitled:

“Electronic Cigarettes:  The Vapor This Time?“
Electronic cigarettes have gained tremendous popularity over the past few years. Yet there is only partial information on the chemical composition and potential health benefits and or harm of these products. While harm reduction and cessation claims abound, the existing scientific literature provides a cautionary tale that use of these products may lead to ongoing use of both regular tobacco products and electronic cigarettes (dual use). This presentation will first look at the growth of these products.  Secondly, the chemical composition of both the e-liquid (the “juice”) and the aerosol emissions will be examined. Thirdly, a review of the cessation / harm reduction literature will be undertaken. Lastly, some closing remarks on smoking re-normalization and the FDA "deeming” regulations.

Happening This Month . . .

Mental Health Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 
May 5–11

National Women’s Health Week 
May 12 – 18

National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week 
May 13–19

International Day Against Homophobia
May 17

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
May 18

National Conference on Tobacco and Behavioral Health
May 19 - 20

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
May 19

National Senior Health and Fitness Day
May 28

Now offering 10 Social Work Continuing Education Hours!

Click here to view our tentative agenda.
Attention Readers/
Conference Participants

Do you have information to share about tobacco and behavioral health?  A material table will be available for your resources.

My Mobile Affirmations©  Sign up to receive our free text messaging service for affirmation, support and motivation of all healthcare professionals. Check with your cell provider as message and data rates may apply.
Our mailing address is:
8737 Colesville Road, Suite 300, Silver Spring,Maryland 20910-3921