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CDC: E-cigarettes can be hazardous to your health

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By Brad Bakke – Photo By Brad Bakke

In recent days, announcements from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta indicate that e-Cigarettes could be hazardous to your health.

More information can be found at the following links:

• New CDC study finds dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0403-e-cigarette-poison.html

• E-cigs’ liquid nicotine causing poisonings
http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/03/health/ecigs-nicotine-poisoning/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

• 5 Things to Know About E-Cigarettes
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/things-cigarettes/story?id=22782568

Smokers are advised to be cautious with e-cigarette liquid nicotine and supplies. Keep them stored away from small children, and use them responsibly.

If you suspect nicotine poisoning, contact Poison Control at (800) 222-1222. As a reminder, Chemeketa is a vaping and a smoke free campus.

Using e-cigarettes on Chemeketa property is now prohibited on all property owned or controlled by Chemeketa. You can review the details of our smoke- free policy on chemeketa.edu. Please notify Public Safety to report a violation of this policy.

The Chemeketa Board of Education decided at the end of the winter term to treat e-Cigarettes in the same way that conventional cigarettes are prohibited on all college campuses.

Previously, some instructors allowed e-Cigarettes while others did not.

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