PAVe IN THE PRESS
Parents Against Vaping is a grassroots group that seeks to educate parents about the dangers of e-cigarettes.
NY Times: After Juul Labs, under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its hugely popular flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall, upstart competitors swooped in to grab the shelf space.
WBUR 90.9: Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Meredith Berkman, co-founder of Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes, and Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Politico - New York: Meredith Berkman, a New York City resident who was among those to address a U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee last week, also said she plans to force the issue in Albany next session.
Washington Post: PAVe moms Kristin Beauparlant and son Cade (MA) , Kelly Kinard and son Luka (NC) speak for millions of families harmed by teen targeting of JUUL.
New Day Weekend - CNN: PAVe co-founder Meredith Berkman and student Caleb Mintz appear on CNN's New Day Weekend with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul.
WUSA-9: There was a 78-percent increase in the amount of teens trying vaping during the 2017-2018 school year.
NBC News: One of the most popular e-cigarette companies, Juul, stole material from Stanford University's renowned tobacco prevention toolkit, and used it to get its marketing messages to kids, one of the toolkit's authors claims.
CBS News: During a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Wednesday, two teens spoke about their experience with Juul, the company that produces flavored e-cigarettes.
CNBC: Meredith, Caleb, and Philip testified about Juul’s advertising and teens’ addiction to the products.
C-SPAN: Members of the PAVe Community testify about JUUL before the US Congress on July 24, 2019. Watch testimony from Meredith, Dorian, Caleb, and Phillip.
CNBC: Carl Quintanilla investigates the rapidly growing and controversial e-cigarette industry, a market expected to hit $9 billion by the end of 2019.
Good Morning America - Cover Story featuring Meredith Berkman of PAVe
NBC News - Cade Beauparlant and his mom, PAVe’s MA advocate Kristin, speak out about Cade’s battle against JUUL dependence/nicotine addiction.
WGHP Fox 8 - Luka Kinard, son of PAVe’s Kelly Kinard, is featured in this story on WGHP Fox 8. "Addiction to JUULing, it was right away,” Luka said.
PAVe's Christine Chessen quoted in the New York Times: “There are so many young people, including one of my own, who are being affected by this,” she said of e-cigarettes. “They are having a very hard time quitting.
Complex Media: Today, we explore the polarizing views on this issue in Juul: One Nation Under Pod, the latest installment of our Complex News Presents docuseries. The episode includes statistics, statements from Juul and tobacco researchers, as well as interviews with vaping advocates and teenage Juul users.
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Times Union - More than a dozen public health and children's advocacy groups have signed a memo urging the Albany County Legislature to pass a proposed ban on flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products.
The Boston Globe: In her latest battle against the e-cigarette and vaping industry, Attorney General Maura Healey is suing a national retailer for allegedly violating Massachusetts law that regulates the sale and advertisement of tobacco, saying the company targeted underage people for sales of its nicotine products.
Podcast: Meredith Berkman, the co-founder of Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes, joins us today to expose the truth about the real harm that E-cigarettes are causing, in particular, the brand Juul.
She talks about the chemistry of the new nicotine compounds, the very shrewd and insidious marketing to kids, and what her foundation is doing to get the production halted on flavored cartridges.
The San Francisco Chronicle: For the first time, public health officials will ask about JUUL by name in an annual youth tobacco survey. A language gap is making it harder for U.S. health officials to measure a teen-vaping epidemic. For some young people who use the popular vaping device sold by JUUL Labs Inc., “JUULing” is a verb in its own right.
The New York Times: They’re doing it again, but in a new, slick, high-tech guise that is harder to combat. And ad agencies, which had mostly left Big Tobacco’s side, are aiding the effort, lured back in by increasing fees for the work and decreasing fears the public will judge them for it.
CNN: The use of e-cigarettes has become controversial due to a lack of evidence on their efficacy as anti-smoking aids and warnings about possible long-term health effects.
CBS News: The FDA is holding a hearing Friday morning to address the alarming spike inteen vaping and how to help those who want to kick the habit. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 20 percent of high school students admitted to using an electronic cigarette within the last 30 days – up more than 77 percent since 2017.
The New York Post: Gov. Cuomo is moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes that are widely viewed as targeting youths. His budget plan to be unveiled Tuesday will include a provision that gives the state Health Department authority to pull the plug on flavored e-cig liquid.
The New York Times: To the Editor: The latest numbers are staggering: More than 3.6 million adolescents are using flavored nicotine-delivery systems like JUUL, with a 78 percent increase for high school students and 48 percent among middle school students since last year alone.
The Wall Street Journal: Vaping helped drive the use of tobacco products up 38% overall among high-school students and by 29% among middle school students between 2017 and 2018, reversing declines reported over the past several years...