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Health Headlines - 12-26-19

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Health Headlines - 12-26-19

Health Headlines - 12-26-19

In today's health headlines we talk about the new law that raises the age to be able to purchase tobacco and vaping products to the age of 21.

Diabetes patients are turning to the black market for insulin.

BOYS WHO RECENLTY LOST THEIRDAD.

THE HUGE LIONS FANSCOULDN'T BELIEVE WHO WAS ATTHEIR DOOR.

THE STAFFORDSBROUGHT THEM GIFTS... INCLUDINGVIDEO GAMES.AND THAT'S YOUR SPORTS IN 60.THE SPENDING BILL PASSED BYCONGRESS LAST WEEK DID MORE THANJUST ALLOCATE MONEY... IT ALSORAISED THE AGE TO PURCHASECIGARETTES, BOTH REGULAR ANDELECTRONIC... TO 21 YEARS OLD.FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT WILLIAMLA JEUNESSETAKES A LOOK AT THE MOVE.0:08-0:10MCCUSKER SAYS: "THE TOBACCOINDUSTRY IS COUNTING ON YOUDOING IT SO THAT THEY CAN GETYOUADDICTED.

AND I DON'T THINK AT18 YOU NECESSARILY THINK THATTHROUGH." A VICTORY FOR PUBLICHEALTH - A BLOW TO PERSONALFREEDOM.0:14-0:18MITCHELL SAYS: "THERE'S MULTIPLEOTHER THINGS YOU COULD DO ATTHAT AGE.

SO I MEAN LIKE WHY NOTSMOKE?

IT'S YOUR BODY IT'S YOURCHOICE."0:18-0:21LEHMANN SAYS: "IF THEY'RE GONNAKEEP DOING THIS THEN THEY NEEDTO RAISE THE AGE FOR GOING TOWARTOO."18-YEAR-OLDS CAN VOTE, GETMARRIED, PURCHASE A RIFLE ORJOIN THE MILITARY... BUT UNDER ABILL SIGNED LAST WEEK... THEYCANNOT BUY TOBACCO.TRUMP SAYS: "WE'RE GETTING SOMESTORIES THAT WE DON'T WANT TOHEAR.

AND WE MAY VERY WELL HAVETO DO SOMETHING VERY, VERYSTRONG ABOUT IT." PRESIDENTTRUMP INITIALLY FAVORED BANNINGALL FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES.BUT AFTER PRESSURE FROM THETOBACCO LOBBY, HE AGREED TORAISE THE MINIMUM AGE TO BUY ANYTOBACCO PRODUCTTRUMP SAYS: "WE PUT A 21 LIMITON BECAUSE EVERYONE SEEMS TOAGREE ON THAT, RIGHT?"TRUMP SAID HE WORRIED A BANCOULD DRIVE COMPANIES OUT OFBUSINESS AND E-CIGARETTES UNDERGROUND.TRUMP SAYS: "IF YOU DON'T GIVEIT TO THEM, IT'S GOING TO COMEHERE ILLEGALLY.

THEY'RE GOING TOBESELLING STUFF ON A STREET CORNERTHAT COULD BE HORRIBLE."ABOUT 23% OF HIGH SCHOOLSTUDENTS VAPE, ACCORDING TO AUNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANSTUDY.ADVOCATES SAY RAISING THE AGE TO21 WILL SAVE LIVES AND MONEY,BUT THEY ALSO WANT THE FDA TOREGULATE E-CIGARETTES, WHICH ITCURRENTLY DOESN'T.1:16-1:20DR. ONG SAYS: "WE JUST NEEDSTRONGER REGULATION AND JUSTMORE INFORMATION ABOUTWHAT'S, WHAT ARE IN ALL OF THESEPRODUCTS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN MAKEINFORMED CHOICES."THAT'S ANOTHER CHALLENGE, CHOICEAND ENFORCEMENT.DR. ONG SAYS: "THE BIG PROBLEMRIGHT NOW IS THAT IN CALIFORNIA,WE HAVE RESTRICTED THESESALES, BUT WE STILL SEE THATYOUTH ARE ABLE TO GET TOBACCOPRODUCTS."1:31-1:47SO THE GOOD NEWS IS...CIGARETTE, ALCOHOL, EVENPRESCRIPTION DRUG USE AMONGTEENS IS DOWN.WHAT ISN'T - IS TEEN VAPING.MOST OF WHOM DON'T KNOW THAT ASINGLE POD CARRIES AS MUCHNICOTINE AS 20 CIGARETTES.IN LOS ANGELES WILLIAM LAJEUNESSE, FOX NEWS.MORE AND MORE DIABETES PATIENTSARE TURNING TO THE BLACK MARKETFOR INSULINAND OTHER MEDICATIONS... BECAUSEPRICES KEEP RISING.A NEW STUDY FOUND PATIENTS AREBORROWING... PURCHASING ANDTRADING SUPPLISE AND DRUGSTHROUGH UNDERGROUND EXCHANGEMARKETS.RESPONDENTS IN THE STUDY SAY THEDRUGS COST TOO MUCH ANDINSURANCEDEDUCTIBLES ARE TOO HIGH.AUTHORS SAY THE AVERAGE DIABETESPATIENT PAYS 15-DOLLARS A DAYFORINSULIN WITH ONE IN FOURRATIONING THEIR SUPPLY DUE TOTHE COSTS.




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