Vaping, juuling latest threats to teen, pre-teen health – The Recorder

While cigarette use has declined among high schoolers, smoking e-cigarettes or “vaping” has become a new concern, leaving some parents and educators worried about the negative effects it can have on the health of adolescent users.

Local prevention specialists Melinda Calianos from the Hampshire Franklin Tobacco-Free Community Partnership and Kat Allen from the Communities That Care Coalition recently hosted a presentation at an area high school for those with questions and concerns about the newer forms of using nicotine.

Each year, a survey of local middle and high schools is conducted to anonymously ask students about their health behaviors and conditions in their family, schools and community that put them at greater risk for unhealthy behaviors. Allen outlined the statistics for the parents and teachers in the room and Calianos compiled a presentation to inform the audience what vaping is.

What is vaping?

Vaporizers (“vapes” or “vape pens”) and e-cigarettes came out to the mass market in 2007 as a tobacco-free alternative to smoking cigarettes. Usually, these devices consist of a “pen” or a “tank” that allows a cartridge of

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Don't Miss These Online 4/20 Deals on Cannabis Products – Leafly

You don’t have to visit a cannabis dispensary to take advantage of great deals happening this 4/20! Check out these holiday flash sales on cannabis accessories, including dabbing accessories, apparel, ash catchers, and more.

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Head Shop Headquarters is holding a massive site-wide 4/20 sale this week, featuring 20% off on their entire inventory of products. Check out a variety of smoking pieces and accessories including this mini barrel percolated dab rig from BoroDirect.  Standing at 8” tall, this tabletop  piece comes equipped with a 90 degree angled arm, a 14mm male joint, and a flared mouthpiece. The unique barrel-shaped percolator on this unit allows for optimal water filtration while using concentrates, giving you a cool and smooth experience with each pull. With this purchase, you also receive a fitted glass nail and dome combo, making this a complete and ready-to-use setup.

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Parents react after flash-drive-shaped vape pens found in schools – WAAY

Parents are concerned after hearing e-cigarettes shaped like flash drives are becoming popular at school.

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The e-cigarettes are called Juuls and come with a wide variety of flavors that could easily be mistaken for perfume.

WAAY 31 talked with parents about the new trend and what they think about students having access to these new vaping devices.

“Kids are always going to try and be sneaky,” said parent, Chris Blume. “They’re going to try and get away with things, and they may just be doing it just to bring it to school and show.”

“I’m not surprised but, you know, every parent needs to hold themselves accountable, to know what their kids are in to,” added another parent, Amy Keel.

Keel says it’s something parents need to talk about with their kids, and Blume agrees.

“As a parent, kind of do my due diligence to try to understand what’s going on with the kids.”

However, the vaping device, Juul, is meant to be discreet, with its small size and non-smoke smell.

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Why IBM, Altria Group, and Lam Research Slumped Today – Motley Fool

Earnings season continued to have a big influence on the stock market on Wednesday, with major benchmarks moving in different directions depending on which industries were most dominant among their constituents. Energy stocks did extremely well after crude oil prices jumped to highs not seen in more than three years. Market participants weighed the prospect for stronger economic growth worldwide as well as potential supply disruptions stemming from geopolitical concerns. Elsewhere, though, some stocks weren’t able to keep up with their peers. IBM (NYSE:IBM), Altria Group (NYSE:MO), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

IBM looks blue

Shares of IBM lost almost 8% despite the company reporting first-quarter financial results that in many ways looked encouraging. After years of falling sales, Big Blue had a 5% rise in revenue, and adjusted earnings were higher by 4% from year-ago levels. Yet most of IBM’s sales increase came from foreign currency impacts, leaving the tech giant’s top line disappointingly flat on a currency-neutral basis. Moreover, the company chose not to make any

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Why Altria Group Inc. Stock Dropped Today – Motley Fool

What happened

Shares of Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) were down 5.2% as of 3:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday after several analysts downgraded shares of tobacco products giant.

More specifically, Altria was downgraded from neutral to buy by Citi analyst Adam Spielman, who also reduced his per-share price target on the stock from $84 to $70. Morgan Stanley also reduced its price target on Altria from $74 to $70, maintaining its “equal weight” rating on the stock. Shares of Altria are currently trading at just above $61.

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So what

To justify his downgrade, Spielman argued that e-cigarette maker Juul is “beginning to disrupt the U.S. cigarette industry.” As such, when Altria reports earnings next week, he believes it will confirm that industry volumes declined around 6% in the first quarter — a trend that will mean Altria’s valuation remains “depressed.” 

Now what

The bar isn’t set particularly high, as investors expect Altria’s quarterly sales will climb less than 1% from the same year-ago period, to roughly $4.62 billion. Thanks in part to tight cost controls, though, Altria’s earnings

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