Vaping – Some Resources

The CDC has just announced that it is opening its Emergency Operations Center in an attempt to foster inter-agency cooperation around the increasing incidents of lung injury due to vaping. It has also created a very informative section on Electronic Cigarettes that is replete with helpful links and information.

The New England Journal of Medicine published a recent editorial – Vaping-Induced Lung Injury – that concludes:

Until the investigation into the cause of this epidemic of vaping-induced respiratory injury is complete, no conclusions can be drawn as to which compound or compounds are the causes of injury. In light of these cases, however, efforts should be made to increase public awareness of the harmful effect of vaping, and physicians should discourage their patients from vaping.(Emphasis added)

This journal also supplied pertinent articles that are freely accessible: Pulmonary Illness Related to E-Cigarette Use in Illinois and Wisconsin — Preliminary Report, and Imaging of Vaping-Associated Lung Disease. Other free articles on this topic from this journal are here.

The Lancet, another highly respected medical journal, also allows access to numerous articles on vaping.

PubMed Central gives you access to hundreds of articles on vaping/e-cigarettes. An example is Prevalence of vaping and smoking among adolescents in Canada, England, and the United States: repeat national cross sectional surveys from the June 20, 2019 edition of the British Medical Journal.

A review of state legislation on vaping/e-cigarettes is found at the site Alternative Nicotine Products | Electronic Cigarettes hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

At the moment the most comprehensive report is this 2018 document from the National Academies – Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes.

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The Wealth of Every Member of Congress as of 2018

This listing that came out in 2018 will be re-issued in 2020 before the national elections. There are many filters you can apply to fine tune the results making it easier to find out the net worth of the current crop of presidential hopefuls who are almost all members of Congress. Links to brief biographies are also provided.

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NJCU Among Seven NJ Colleges To Share $35 Million for GEAR UP Program

The full text of the announcement is here.

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2019 9/11 Ceremonies Live

You can watch (or view later) the ceremonies from New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa. Numerous resources concerning 9/11 can be found here – the September 11 Digital Archive. Where were you when the towers fell?

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New Jersey Colleges Listed in US News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges”

1400 institutions made the various lists; here are the New Jersey schools that did (NJCU is among them). We rank #33 out of 170 “top performers in social mobility”.

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NFL Media Guides and Rule Books

As the NFL opens its 100th season, here are some relevant links:

NFL Media Guides (containing hundreds of pages) for each team; Official Record and Fact Book and Official Playing Rules.

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Computer Security Resource Center

NIST’s Computer Security Resource Center has been providing guidance for twenty years in the area of cybersecurity. It publishes extensively in this area, issuing guidelines in a wide variety of areas such as risk management, validation protocols, and the like. Consult its large library of publications, its glossary of 6700+ terms, and its newly reformatted blog that you can sign up for. For those interested in cybersecurity issues, this is a valuable site.

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