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Dr. Joe Thompson, Others Tell Lawmakers of Vaping Concerns

September 10, 2019

Dr. Thompson at public health hearing

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ACHI President and CEO Dr. Joe Thompson joined other health experts and a school official in expressing concerns to a legislative panel Monday over increasing use among Arkansas youth of electronic cigarettes, which have been linked to hundreds of hospitalizations and several deaths across the country.

The House and Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor committees met to hear from experts on the issue of e-cigarette use, or vaping. Senate President Pro-Tem Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, and the Senate public health committee’s chair, Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, are proposing an interim study on vaping in advance of the next legislative session.

See news coverage of the meeting at:

https://katv.com/news/local/arkansas-lawmakers-discuss-teen-vaping-ways-to-combat-growing-epidemic

https://www.thv11.com/article/news/arkansas-lawmakers-revisit-vape-regulations/91-d63df773-aa73-4818-8809-ee94d04cd070

https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/legislators-call-for-study-on-health-effects-of-vaping/

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/sep/10/2-panels-take-look-at-vaping-20190910/?news-arkansas