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Biden campaign rejects moderate label, swipes at plan-obsessed rivals ahead of debate

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The Biden campaign previewed its debate strategy for Thursday night by making clear at least two things clear: The onetime vice president will reject efforts to cast him as an incremental moderate. And he’ll call on his rivals to do more than just wave around an arsenal of policy proposals.

“The vice president will argue we need more than just plans — we need action. We need progress,” a senior Biden campaign official said Thursday. “This race is not just about plans, it’s about getting things done for people.”

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The comments came during a briefing with reporters on the sidelines of the debate in Houston, and they amounted to an implicit swipe at surging Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is best known for her reams of plans. The Massachusetts senator published yet another of those plans on Thursday morning, focused on Social Security.

The dynamic between the two rivals could be the main attraction, as this is the first time Warren has been on the same stage with Biden in this Democratic primary cycle. With the criteria tightened for this, the third debate matchup among the Dem candidates, only the 10 top-polling contenders will appear, as opposed to the field being split in half for two consecutive nights of debates.

The debate is a clear opportunity for Warren to build on the momentum her campaign has experienced in recent weeks. But Biden, grappling with sustained critical media coverage over a string of verbal flubs and a narrative from his left flank that he’s not progressive enough, is determined to convince voters there’s more to his candidacy than just the “electability” factor.

According to the campaign, he’ll talk about the “meaningful change” he helped pursue while vice president under Barack Obama, and his plans to build on that success.

“He’ll talk about his substantive record,” the official said, touting his victories against the National Rifle Association (NRA) and support for the Violence Against Women Act.

“Joe Biden has been at the forefront of progressive change,” the official said.

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The campaign also said Biden will “reject the premise that the ideas he is putting forward are incremental.”

“We believe there is a false dichotomy in this race between candidates who are supposedly the liberal revolutionaries and those who are for incremental change,” another official said.

As for his strategy for the debate stage, the campaign made clear that Biden “is not in this race to attack other Democrats.”

“He’s been very clear about that,” one official said. “Our hope and aim is that this will be a substantive policy discussion.”

The official added, though, that Biden “has not shied away from drawing a contrast between his health care plan and Medicare-for-all — specifically the cost, in another apparent swipe at Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

“He’s not in the race to attack other Democrats but he is not going to shy away from having a meaningful conversation,” the official said.

Despite being the consistent frontrunner in the crowded Democratic primary field, Biden has grappled with critical media coverage and general frustration with his candidacy from the left. His campaign appearances have also been marred by some verbal slips in recent weeks, while some top Democrats have questioned his handling of his own record.

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod recently accused him of distorting his record on the Iraq War.

Biden famously weathered a rhetorical broadside from Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., during the first primary debate, in connection with his past stance on desegregation busing.

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Body wrapped in carpet found outside New York City Starbucks, police say

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The New York City Police Department is investigating after a man’s body was found rolled up in a carpet, just his feet sticking out, on a Manhattan sidewalk.

A pedestrian called police after spotting the carpet and exposed feet outside a Starbucks on 145th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem about 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to investigators.

Police told Fox News the body was also wrapped in cardboard.

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The man, who has not yet been identified, appeared to be in his 20s or 30s, police said, adding that he was fully clothed and may have sustained wounds to his head.

Police told Fox News it is unknown how long the body had been outside the coffee shop or how it got there.

WABC-TV reported that a red shopping cart located nearby is of interest, adding that investigators believe it may have been used to carry the body to the spot where it was dumped.

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The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police said they will be examining surveillance video of the area.

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Trump administration lifts hold on $250M in military aid for Ukraine

The Trump administration has released $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, lawmakers announced Thursday, as they were set to rebuke the administration for initially holding up the money.

The announcement was made as members of the Senate Appropriations Committee were debating a $695 billion Pentagon funding bill. They credited an amendment threatened by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for forcing the administration’s hand on the money.

The amendment would have prevented President Trump from withholding such funds in the future.  Several Republican senators, including Trump ally Lindsey Graham, said they would have voted with the Democrats on the amendment.

“We support Ukraine. Period. End of discussion,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.

Congress initially approved the aid last month, but Trump asked his national security team to review funding for the program, the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, to ensure it would be used in the best interests of the United States.

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“The president has made no secret when it comes to foreign assistance that U.S. interests abroad should be prioritized and other foreign countries should also be paying their fair share,” a senior administration official told reporters last month.

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy shakes hands with Vice President Pence in Warsaw on Sept. 1. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

“It would have been a mistake to hold back our assistance to the brave people of Ukraine. Doing so would have undermined our partners in Ukraine and Eastern Europe and further emboldened the Kremlin,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. R-Ky., said in a statement Thursday. “I criticized President Obama for not responding more swiftly and forcefully to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. I joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in pushing that administration to provide assistance to Kyiv.”

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The aid represents a substantial boost for Ukraine, whose full 2017 military budget was $5.2 billion. Separately, the State Department is giving $141 million in aid for the country’s military, according to Politico. The aid is seen by Ukraine as important to bolstering the military and keeping Russia at bay.

The administration’s hold on the aid money prompted Trump’s critics to say it was another way the president was going easy on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Relations between Russia and Ukraine have been strained since 2014 when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean territory. In a hearing in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Wednesday, Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, insisted Russian forces had tortured and killed police as well as civilians, allegations Moscow denies, according to Radio Free Europe.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson honors late ‘friend’ Paul Walker on his birthday in moving post

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson paid tribute to his late friend and co-star Paul Walker on what would have been his 46th birthday.

The two grew close on the set of the “Fast & Furiousfranchise movies.

“I never post about my friend. It’s a personal thing, but I prefer to keep our memories and bond private and quiet,” Johnson wrote on Thursday.

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“But something about today compelled me as a moving reminder of how fragile life is for all of us. It’s Paul’s birthday and rightfully so, his legacy celebrated around the world. Our friendship was bonded over our daughters and the pride and protection we took being their fathers,” the “Hobbs and Shaw” star continued.

“And recently, I got a scare when I almost lost another friend on the road,” Johnson said, in reference to Kevin Hart’s recent car accident, which put the comedian — who sustained major back injuries — in the hospital.

“All this stuff got me thinking about how beautiful, yet wildly unpredictable life is,” Johnson added. “We never know what’s around the corner, so we gotta live as greatly as we can in the honor of our loved ones and ancestors who are no longer with us. Manuia le aso fanau, my friend.”

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Walker tragically died in November 2013 in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California. He was 40 years old and had one daughter, Meadow Walker, now 20 years old.

His other “F&F” co-stars also wrote emotional tributes to Walker.

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“Normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha,” best friend Vin Diesel wrote. “Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother. The tears never go away, but they change… from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud. Speaking of which, guess what message I woke up to… your daughter. Meadow sending me love on this day. Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday… it’s amazing, but somehow you continue to make the world a better place.”

“Dear Paul, I miss you everyday bro with my whole heart!” shared Tyrese. “You were truly a friend and brother in deed….: Your trailer on set was always next to mines. You gave some of the best hugs… Your laughter was infectious once you started laughing it would change the mood of any room or anyone that was around….”

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Ludacris penned, “Happy Bday Big Bro. Your Legacy Will Always Be Alive & Your Presence Felt Everywhere.”

“Happy Birthday P-Dubbs. You really hated it when I called you that,” said Jordana Brewster, who played his love interest. “I miss your laugh, your giant hugs, your ability to make everyone feel seen. I miss you every day. Your legacy lives on everyday through your beautiful daughter Meadow.”

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McDonald’s customers brandish guns, threaten employee over cold hamburgers

Two Florida men reportedly pulled out guns and threatened a McDonald’s employee after being served cold hamburgers.

MCDONALD’S EMPLOYEE FILMED CHOKING, PUNCHING CUSTOMER OVER ALLEGED COMPLAINT ABOUT COLD FRIES

The encounter allegedly took place around 4 a.m. Monday at a Palm Coast McDonald’s. Jawan Davis Jr. and Jordon Dunn, both 20, ordered five hamburgers at the drive-thru. According to The Dayton Beach News-Journal, Davis felt the hamburgers were cold and demanded the employee remake them.

“I don’t play about my food,” Davis reportedly said.

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Jordon Dunn and Jawan Davis Jr., both 20, reportedly ordered five hamburgers at the drive-thru before becoming mad that the order was cold. (Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

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The pair then brandished weapons and threatened the employee, according to reports.

The McDonald’s employee allegedly agreed to remake the order, but went into the back and called the police.

Flagler County deputies arrived on the scene and arrested the two, who were still in the drive-thru line.

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According to the report, officers found a BB gun, an unloaded handgun and a small bag of marijuana inside the vehicle.

Both men were arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Dunn was charged with marijuana possession, and Davis with driving without a Florida license and grand theft of a firearm, according to the newspaper.

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The car was impounded.

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2020 contender John Delaney slams fellow Democrats ‘You wonder…who comes up with these ideas’

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Ahead of tonight’s Democratic primary debate in Houston, 2020 candidate and former Rep. John Delaney D-Md. unleashed on his primary opponents declaring the race to be wide open.

“Our top three contenders…based on polling, I think are all vulnerable for different reasons.  And I think tonight they are going to have to address those vulnerabilities,” he said on Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive.”

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Delaney drilled down on the two leading candidates, who are seen to lean farthest to the left. “I think with respect to Senator Sanders and Senator Warren, they’re fundamentally running on a bunch of ideas that a majority of the American people don’t support, and that’s a huge problem for the general election.”

“People are talking about giving people $1,000 a month…which would double overnight all federal spending.  So some of this stuff, you wonder actually who comes up with these ideas,” said Delaney, referencing Democratic candidate Andrew Yang, who has proposed giving every American citizen a guaranteed income.

Thomas Del Beccaro, former California Republican Party Chairman and Forbes Contributor believes the problem runs deep in the Democratic party.  “It’s not if, its when socialism.  You can’t go double spending and not see socialism in sight.  The government is already 37% of the economy, you push it above 50-55%, then you start heading to where France is, and by the way, Greece is a short flight away.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden also did not escape Delaney’s criticism. “For the Vice President, who I have deep respect for,  I don’t think he has put forth the kind of ideas that the Democratic party is looking for,” said Delaney, adding that he believes that he is the best candidate, “what I think we want is a pragmatic idealist.  Someone who actually has big ideas, but can show the American people how they can get them done.”

Unfortunately for Delaney, he failed to qualify to appear at this third Democratic Presidential debate in Houston tonight.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz: Trump crackdown on illegal immigration succeeding – America benefits

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The Border Patrol arrest numbers for August show that while the illegal immigration crisis persists, there can be no dispute that the strategy of President Trump and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is working.

August at America’s southern border is usually hot and dry, with two notable exceptions: hurricanes and a flood of people entering America illegally. Now the flood has finally begun to recede.

Under McAleenan’s watch, Border Patrol officers carried out 64,000 apprehensions in August – a whopping 56 percent decline from May’s 133,000 apprehensions, and down from July’s 72,000. Equally notable is the fact that this is the first time in five years that border apprehensions have decreased during summer months.

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It is comforting to see the Trump administration animated with a bold plan to secure our border and protect our nation.

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First, more than 60 miles of wall have been built on the most vulnerable parts of our border, with 500 more miles projected for construction by the end of 2020. The number of apprehensions has dropped because every mile of wall makes it harder and harder to get into America illegally.

Second, thanks to President Trump’s threat of tariffs, Mexico has converted from a turnstile for human traffickers into a security partner. Mexico has agreed to expand migrant protection laws, which allow asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while their cases progress.

Thanks to President Trump’s leadership – and despite Democrats’ absolute unwillingness to help – the crisis at our border is slowly lessening.

Over 40,000 asylum seekers are now waiting in Mexico, which means they haven’t been released into our country. Mexico has made nearly 134,000 apprehensions of illegal immigrants in its own country since agreeing to work with the United States, and this has helped reduce stress on our own border facilities. Mexico has listened to the author of “The Art of the Deal” and is even building a wall.

Third, the Trump administration has led unprecedented engagement with the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. McAleenan personally secured commitments from these nations to do more and do better. They are finally making clear to their citizens that entering America is not the guaranteed “golden ticket” that it was only a few short years ago.

Fourth, McAleenan announced last month a new rule on the Flores Settlement Agreement. His rule will help to keep families together, and increase the standards of care for unaccompanied minors. Most importantly, the new rule will end the decades-old policy of “catch and release,” which has allowed countless illegal entrants to stay in the United States permanently, and which makes a mockery of our immigration laws.

We’ve all seen heartbreaking pictures of children in squalid, overcrowded conditions – especially during the Obama administration. Thanks to the Trump-McAleenan strategy, conditions at border facilities are rapidly improving.

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Finally, more than 1,000 Border Patrol officers have been hired and they are stationed at America’s legal ports of entry. The brave men and women of Customs and Border Protection have answered the call to protect our great nation and uphold our country’s laws.

When I went to the border in April the scene was sobering. Our detention facilities were overcrowded and our Border Patrol agents were overworked to the point of exhaustion.

Since then, the Trump administration has taken significant steps to keep families together, to reduce the wait time in holding centers to an average of 19 hours, and to deploy cutting-edge technology to monitor the most vulnerable sections of our border.

Thanks to President Trump’s leadership – and despite Democrats’ absolute unwillingness to help – the crisis at our border is slowly lessening.

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Congress isn’t off the hook. We must reform asylum laws, pass E-verify, ban sanctuary cities and build more border wall. America deserves bipartisan cooperation to get it done.

Past administrations neglected their constitutional duty, refusing to uphold and enforce our nation’s laws. President Trump is different. He is taking bold, decisive actions to keep America safe and secure – and the numbers prove that his strategy is working!

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Liz Cheney accuses Rand Paul of putting terrorists ‘first’ after he says she’s ‘warmongering’

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Former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s resignation has resurfaced tensions between perceived isolationists and war hawks in the Republican Party.

That became apparent Thursday as House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., known for her hawkish foreign policy, traded deeply personal barbs with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a noninterventionist who has fiercely criticized her father’s role in going to war in Iraq.

Paul on Wednesday tweeted an op-ed accusing Cheney of pressuring Trump into “endless war.” On Thursday, he followed up with a tweet accusing Cheney of “pro-Bolton blather” and praising Trump for rebuffing her interest in endless wars.

“Hi @Liz_Cheney, President @realDonaldTrump hears all your NeverTrump warmongering. We all see your pro-Bolton blather. I’m just grateful for a president who, unlike you, supports stopping these endless wars,” Paul tweeted.

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Cheney fired back by blasting Paul as a “big loser” and retweeting a 2015 post in which Trump likened Paul to a “spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.”

She added that Paul’s motto seemed to be: “Terrorists First, America Second.”

During the 2016 Republican primaries, Paul was a fierce critic of  Trump, who attempted to humiliate the senator on the debate stage.

“Rand Paul shouldn’t even be on this stage. He’s No. 11, he’s got 1 percent in the polls. I don’t know how he got up here. There are far too many people up here anyways,” Trump said during a primary debate in California.

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Since Trump’s election, Paul and Trump have grown closer, with the Kentucky senator praising his views on foreign policy. When Trump announced Bolton’s departure on Tuesday, Paul celebrated the decision. “The chances of a war worldwide go greatly down,” he said.

Paul later responded to Cheney by tweeting an article about Trump criticizing the Bush administration’s foreign policy as a 2016 candidate.

“Hey ⁦@Liz_Cheney⁩ I feel like you might just be mad still about when Candidate Trump shredded your Dad’s failed foreign policy and endless wars,” he said.

Cheney’s father is Dick Cheney, George W. Bush’s vice president.

“Weird. I don’t see you on stage here, @RandPaul,” Cheney jabbed in response. “Oh, right. My bad – you had already lost. #weirdRand.”

As Liz Cheney and Paul exchanged blows on Twitter, Trump claimed that he was more aggressive on foreign policy than Bolton, a perceived hawk.

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“My views on Venezuela, and especially Cuba, were far stronger than those of John Bolton. He was holding me back!” he said.

His tweet followed suspicions that Bolton’s foreign policy was too aggressive for Trump, who, during his campaign, promised to return troops from the Middle East.

In explaining Bolton’s departure, Trump claimed multiple people in the administration disagreed with the former national security adviser’s suggestions. It’s unclear which foreign policy issues Trump was referencing, but his Thursday tweet made clear that he saw himself as stronger than Bolton on issues involving both Cuba and Venezuela.

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He included a tweet from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who said that Trump told him that many people got his relationship with Bolton wrong.

“As he reminded me it’s actually the DIRECT OPPOSITE of what many claim or assume If in fact the direction of policy changes it won’t be to make it weaker,” Rubio said.

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Varney on media coverage of Trump’s economy ‘Ignore them all, they’ll never get over Hillary’s loss’

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Fox Business host Stuart Varney accused the mainstream media of “ignoring” economic news that reflects positively on President Trump in an apparent attempt to undermine his reelection prospects.

“The media ignores any item of news that could be considered good news for America. They really are the opposition party, opposition that is, to President Trump,” said Varney on his Fox Nation show “My Take.”

Varney said the mainstream media’s failure to report positively on Trump, specifically the progress the stock market has made under his administration, is driven by a clear motive.

“Nothing that might help his reelection can be recorded,” said Varney. “Case in point, the stock markets march to almost record-highs — we’re almost there again, and there’s barely a word about it. What a rotten performance. They’re just not doing their job,” he said sarcastically.

Several factors unfolded between the close of U.S. stock markets on Wednesday and the open on Thursday, causing the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 to reach near record highs on Thursday.

An improvement in the stock market would benefit all Americans, said Varney, especially those who keep their pensions and life insurance in stocks. Almost three-quarters of the value of the entire stock market is owned by people over 55, he explained.

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“You have rarely seen much about that in the media and the reason is obvious…it is Trump, but the media just can’t give him credit,” declared Varney.

Varney also accused the media of “eagerly and gleefully” reporting on a possible economic downturn last month, which lead to speculation that a recession was close.

Trump reportedly suggested to aides that the Federal Reserve Bank, the media, and other countries were behind the recession rumors, and were trying to target him, according to The New York Times.

Stocks plummeted last month after the U.S. bond market fired off a warning sign with an inverted yield curve, which reflects long-term interest rates on bonds dropping below short-term interest rates. An inversion of the yield curve indicates hesitation from bondholders by the prospects of short-term bonds and are instead putting their money into long-term bonds.

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“The media talked it up. They became instant experts on the yield curve inversion,” said Varney.  “Now, They’ve moved on…it is truly laughable. Ignore them all, they’ll never get over Hillary’s loss.”

“Instead,” he continued, “look at what’s going on, poverty declining, extraordinary employment gains by women and minorities, and yes —  the icing on the cake — record highs for the stocks that fund your retirement.”

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Nicole Saphier: Our kids are in the midst of a vaping crisis – Are we doing enough?

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At least six deaths linked to vaping have been now reported.  As the number of vaping-related illnesses has continued to rise, with to at least 450 cases in 33 states, the Trump administration is making it clear they are going to get in front of this emerging crisis.

Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year (about 1 in 5 deaths).  Because of the known risk of disease associated with smoking tobacco, for decades as a medical community we have tried to lower the usage of such products.

Electronic cigarettes have gained popularity within the last several years to counter the tobacco cigarette prevalence. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are characteristically battery-operated devices that can be used to inhale an aerosol, typically containing nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals.

As more young adults are being hospitalized with acute lung damage following the use of e-cigarettes, the medical community is beginning to look closer at the additives in the inhalants and why so many “kids” are falling ill.

Often certain oils such as Vitamin E are added to the THC-containing and various flavored e-cigarettes as a preservative. The device is heated by a battery which causes the oils to turn into a vapor to be inhaled. However, once the chemicals are inhaled and settled in the lungs, it cools to body temperature which causes the chemicals to reform their original structure. This is what seems to be causing a chemical pneumonitis (inflammation of the lung) yet no one specific ingredient or contaminant has been identified in all cases.

As originally intended, many Americans have been able to transition from traditional tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes, which are considered less harmful. However, we must be reminded of the way the opioid epidemic began.

A product with good intentions and legitimate use was introduced to the market. Unfortunately, because of varying factors, prescription opioids were misused and led to far worse addictions such as heroin.

Analogous to the development of opioids for treating complex pain, the utility for vaping electronic cigarettes has become dichotomous.  Meaning, good intentions and valid use aside, we are also seeing an uptick in nicotine-addictions in our country.

Unfortunately, the goal for the development of e-cigarettes, like prescription opioids, was to treat an illness, in this case an addiction to tobacco cigarettes, yet they are being utilized by people without a smoking history.

Not only have young people been subject to alluring advertising, but e-cigarettes are readily accessible, offer various flavors, and the belief that they’re safer than cigarettes have helped make them appealing.

Although it’s essential to remove the negative effects of inhaling tobacco smoke from the American population, we must remember nicotine itself harbors health risks.

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Not only does nicotine pose a risk for heart disease but it can also impact the lungs, GI system, immune function and reproductive health. Because of the proven risks of nicotine to the body, it is necessary to thwart the growing crisis of nicotine addiction in youth and non-tobacco smoking adults.

As the mother of a teenager, I can tell you that e-cigarettes are quite popular among adolescents.  In fact, vaping is now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States with up to 25% of teens reporting using e-cigarettes.

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In addition to the unknown short and long-term health effects of such a new product, early evidence is showing that e-cigarette use may serve as a gateway device for preteens and teens. Often these kids then go on to use other tobacco products, including tobacco cigarettes.

In fact, a study concluded that high school students who used e-cigarettes in the last month were approximately 7 times more likely to use traditional cigarettes when asked 6 months later.

Vaping companies such as Juul have even been disparaged for appealing to young adults and children with flavors such as mango and crème with targeted advertising tactics.  However, rebuking profit-mongering corporations does little to solve a growing crisis, as we know.

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This week, following an Oval Office meeting with President Trump between Health and Human Services Secretary Azar, the Food and Drug Administration announced they are finalizing their guidance to eliminate all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes from the market within 30 days to make e-cigarettes less tempting to the younger population.

Too much money is being spent and far too many Americans are still dying from tobacco cigarettes. Like prescription opioids, e-cigarettes may still have a role in helping us reduce this devastation.  However, we must be careful with usage and swiftly end this new generation of nicotine addiction that is wreaking havoc among our youth.  Eliminating the flavors is a step forward.  Will it be enough?

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