with Cheryl Phillips, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Vaping was first commercialized in the 1980’s. Vaping has become quite popular around the world, and a lot of people are turning to vaping as a medium to help them stop smoking. What has been learned so far? There is a lot of debate over the potential that vaping can help someonequit smoking.
A study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research shows data taken from an ongoing web-based smoking cessation trial. The research consisted of 2,123 people over 3-months, providing follow-up data every 30-days. The results of the test showed that 31.7% of participants reported using a vaporizer to quit in the past three months. One of the most interesting points about the test was that during the follow-up, vaporizer users made more of an effort to quit and took more cessation aids than smokers who did not use vaporizers to quit.
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Fighting the Measles Outbreak in Michigan
As of April 17, 2019, theMichigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 43 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019.
The outbreak, which began in mid-March, has resulted in 40 cases in Oakland County, one in Wayne County and one in the City of Detroit. In addition, an international traveler was diagnosed with measles following a visit to Washtenaw County, during which time he was contagious. Infected individuals range in age from 8 months to 63 years; a majority of the cases involve adults.
Unvaccinated residents, or residents who are unsure of their vaccination status,shouldget vaccinated. Residents should contact theirhealthcare provider or local health department to receive vaccine. If symptoms develop, do not visit your doctor or emergency room unless you call ahead so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.