We are currently facing a new generation of young adults and teens addicted to nicotine. We are all aware that smoking in general is extremely detrimental to our overall health. Massachusetts department of public health commissioner is now making it mandatory for vaping- related diseases to be immediately reported to the department of Public Health.
"We are beginning to hear from clinicians about what they are seeing in their practice as a result of the health alert. Today’s action establishes the legal framework for healthcare providers to report cases and suspected cases so that we can get a better sense of the overall burden of disease in Massachusetts. It also will allow us to provide case counts to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they continue to try to understand the nationwide impact of vaping-related disease."-- Commissioner Monica Bharel.
The mandatory requirements will be in place for next year and were sent to all clinicians. More cases of vaping are leading to pulmonary diseases and are seen nationwide. There have been 450 possible cases nationwide of severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes (Vaping). According to the department of health data shows 41 percent of Massachusetts high school students have tried vaping at least once. Roughly 20% of them reported vaping in the last 30 days and 10% of middle school students say they have tried vaping.
We need take action and bring awareness to this epidemic. We continue to express our concern, as smoking in any form is unhealthy, unsafe and the risks of health problems are high. Parents be sure to talk with your children and teens, about the dangers and dangerous health risks associated with vaping. Our team would be happy to further educate your teens on the dangerous effects of vaping. If you need us let us know how we can help.