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MTAC’s Vaping: Danger in the Mist Prevention Program to Address Dangers in E-cigarette Use

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) invites all parents with children (K-12) and residents to Vaping: Danger in the Mist, an e-cigarette and vaping prevention education program on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Massapequa High School’s Little Theater. YES Community Counseling Center will provide the presentation which will address recent health concerns regarding e-cigarettes and vaping with Q & A to follow the presentation.

New York State recently announced a ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids, following a vote on emergency regulations by the Public Health and Health Planning Council. The ban, seeks to combat the increase in young people using vape products, largely as a result of e-cigarette companies marketing flavors that are intended to get children addicted to nicotine (9.19.19 NYS Governor Cuomo Press Release). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the CDC, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a cause, but all reported cases have a history of using e-cigarette products (CDC, 9.11.19).

Vaping: Dangers in the Mist is free and open to the community. For more information contact Cathy Samuels, Project Director, MTAC at 516-799-3203 x 131 or email

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