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Florida gets F grade for lack of funding for smoking prevention programs

The State of Florida has received a failing grade for its smoking prevention programs. The American Lung Association says Florida is not funding half of the recommended level. The news comes amid Rush Limbaugh, conservative political commentator and Florida homeowner, announcing he has been diagnosed with lung cancer. “I can’t help but feel that I’m […]

Tackling teen vaping

The teen vaping epidemic is becoming a growing problem. According to the Food and Drug Administration, one out of 17 high school students use e-cigarettes daily.  Abbe Finn with Florida Gulf Coast University talks with us about how to bring that number down.

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally promoted its electronic cigarettes as a safer option to smoking, including in a presentation to school children. The Food and Drug Administration issued a stern warning letter to the company Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, flagging various claims by Juul, including that its products are “much safer than cigarettes.” The FDA has been investigating Juul for months but had not previously warned the company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Lee County school district considers suing Juul as teen tobacco use skyrockets

More kids are getting caught using tobacco and schools say it’s because of e-cigarettes. Now, the School District of Lee County is thinking about jumping into a lawsuit going after one of the biggest e-cigarette companies around: Juul. One reason attorneys say Lee County schools should join a class action suit is Juul’s marking campaign. […]