Health Market News: DXM Sales Age-Restriction Bill Filed, E-Cigarettes Top NRTs In UK Trial
Resp. Matsui, Johnson again introduce bill for national age-18 requirement for OTC DXM sales; E-Cigarettes top NRTs for smoking cessation efficacy in UK trial.
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Percentage of 10th- and 12th-graders in MTF survey using DXM-containing OTCs for inebriation effects had declined while rate of 8th-graders increased from 2018 to 2019. However, abuse of OTC drugs containing the cough suppressant increased in all age groups in 2020 survey.
HBW Legislative News: Another Federal CR, Michigan On DXM List, Senators Say Supplements Are 'Medical Expenses'
Federal agencies at FY 2019 funding for another month; Michigan imposes age restriction on OTC DXM sales; and senators urge IRS to make supplements 'medical expenses'.
Research in JAMA Internal Medicine studied "longitudinal associations between [e-cigarette] use and tobacco smoking patterns in a large population-based cohort study" and found use was associated with reduction in smoking and an increased probability of smoking cessation. But the researchers saw that e-cigarette users who quit tobacco "tended to relapse to smoking more frequently than" former smokers who didn't use e-cigarettes.