New Report Shows 48.5% Increase in Middle Schoolers Who Smoking E-Cigarettes from 2017-2018

A New Report Shows 48.5% Increase in Middle Schoolers Who Smoking E-Cigarettes from 2017-2018

There was a 48.5% increase in middle school students who took up smoking e-cigarettes from 2017-2018, a new study finds. If the FDA won’t step in and regulate, then it will be up to the states to take a stand against the new tobacco tactics that target our children for a lifetime of addiction. Additionally, tobacco use among American high schoolers grew more than 38 percent last year from 2017 according to the same CDC report.

This means that one in four high schoolers and around one in 14 middle schoolers have used a tobacco product in the last 30 days. This equates to roughly 4.9 million students.

Read the full story at NBC News 

 

CCOs lead the way in Primary Care utilization

Have you ever wondered how the state spends its health care dollars? A joint report from the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Consumer and Business Services shows that CCOs lead the way in Primary Care utilization across the health care system, keeping the Provider/Patient relationship at the center of YOUR health care.

Read the whole report at the Oregon Health Authority.