Memphis, Marijuana., Vaping Vaping discussed on Memphis Morning News

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A a game game said sad I I saw saw my my game game plan plan is is head head out out Tigers Tigers game game Saturday Saturday morning morning watch watch some some football. football. I I can can now. now. go go back back watch watch some some soccer soccer Saturday Saturday night night that's that's that's that's my my day. day. take take my my daughter. daughter. take take her her to to the the soccer soccer game. game. may may or or may may not not take take to to the the football football game game made made get get a a babysitter babysitter for for that's that's a a my my wife wife and and I I can can go go out out you you know know have have like like brunch brunch or or something something like like that that and and you you don't don't have have the the time time of the the ball ballgame. game. and and plus plus yeah yeah probably probably do do that. that. let let me me talk talk to to early early for for drinking drinking anyway anyway yeah yeah but but I I don't don't know know share. share. all all right right so so are are coming coming at at six six thirty thirty two two we we got got birthdays birthdays on on the the way way we're we're gonna gonna talk talk about about birthdays birthdays will will have have some some unknown unknown talking talking about about going going on on Hong Hong Kong Kong as as well well it's it's all all part part of of the the service service here here on on Memphis Memphis morning morning news news we've we've heard heard a a couple couple of of stories stories wind wind just just really really stuck stuck out out in in the the last last week week or or so so about about long long injuries injuries in in vaping vaping and and to to talk talk about about that that we're we're talking talking with with that that public public health health physician physician he's he's board board certified certified in in that preventive preventative medicine medicine as as his his medical medical specialty specialty we we say say hello hello to to doctor doctor Joel Joel that's that's getting getting old old doctor doctor Joe Joe it's it's great great to to have have you you on on in in Memphis Memphis how how are are you you Sir. Sir. it's it's good good to to be be here here I'm I'm doing doing fine fine this this morning morning shocking shocking headline headline about about the the I I guess guess it it was was a a team team that that had had a a collapsed collapsed lung lung and and and and the the the the the the headline headline a a trade trade looks looks like like it's it's attributing attributing it it to to this this to to this this this this new new fad fad of of vaping. vaping. well well they've they've been been been been around around now now for for over over ten ten years. years. we we currently currently have have probably probably in in the the neighborhood neighborhood of of twelve twelve to to fourteen fourteen million million papers papers in in the the United United States States oh oh wow wow what's what's happening happening now now is is something something new new has has been been introduced. introduced. into into the the the the vaping vaping marketplace marketplace probably probably illegally illegally definitely definitely by by means means of of contraband contraband and and almost almost certainly certainly are are not not by by any any of of the the the the commercially commercially available available they've they've shops shops for for this this the the products products to to combine combine the the convenience convenience store. store. and and what what we we have have is is a a problem problem of of this this illicit illicit substance substance related related somehow somehow to to marijuana. marijuana. that's that's causing causing these these particular particular cases cases of of pneumonia pneumonia you and know I I think think what what we we need need to to do do is is we'll we'll hopefully hopefully with with the the help help of of public public health health authorities authorities identify identify where where it it is is where where it's it's coming coming from. from. get get it it out out of of the the market market place. place. Ian Ian Miller Miller vice vice people people yeah yeah it's it's best best not not to to vapor vapor not not to to smoke smoke at at all all but but if if you're you're gonna gonna do do it it for for god god sakes sakes don't don't buy buy stuff stuff off off the the street street don't don't buy buy stuff stuff where where you you don't don't know know what's what's in. in. probably probably avoiding avoiding the the flea flea markets markets a a good good idea idea as as well well thank. thank. I I guess guess that's that's an an understatement understatement HUD HUD doc doc yeah. yeah how's how's the the FDA FDA ban ban regarding regarding all all this this it it seems seems like like to to me me they they were were a a bit bit behind behind the the curve curve on on E. E. cigarettes cigarettes or are that they you yeah know where where are are they they in in in in all all of of this this are are they they playing playing catch catch up up all all along. along. well well we're we're way way behind behind the the curve curve one one in in the the problem problem at at FDA FDA is is they they have have never never ever ever established established marketing marketing standards standards quality quality standards standards for for these these products products so so the the people people in in the the community community could could know know through through government government oversight. oversight. which which are are the the good good ones ones in in which which the the not not not not good good ones ones so so the the major major players players in in the the industry. industry. yeah yeah basically basically establish establish their their their their own own standards. standards. in in the the meantime meantime this this is is left left the the door door wide wide open open for for your your responsible responsible operators operators people people out out to to make make a a quick quick Buck Buck to to get get their their hands hands on on marijuana marijuana oils oils and and related related substances substances concoct concoct their their own own sell sell it it cheap cheap on on the the screen. screen. and and that's that's what's what's causing causing this this kind kind of of problem. problem. and and these these injuries injuries that that were were saying saying and. and. I I guess guess the the accessibility accessibility and and and and it it as as you you said said because because about about you you know know you you can can pretty pretty much much find find this. this. much much anywhere anywhere and and everywhere everywhere and and it's it's impacting impacting younger younger and and younger younger people. people. well well or. or. I've I've always always you you know know world. world. Berman minted did with was smoking smoking and related if it's spearmint been amended is with with vapor vapor products products both both for for nicotine nicotine in in for for marijuana. marijuana. in in this this is is been been going going on on now. now. for for at at least least a a decade decade in in terms terms of of large large numbers numbers of of teens teens doing. doing. well well what what we're we're seeing seeing is is something something brand brand new. new. in in the the last last years. years. which which means means that that something something new new was was been been introduced introduced into into the the St. St. doctor doctor told told knits knits gives gives joining joining us us on on Memphis Memphis morning morning news news for for parents parents and and grandparents grandparents that that that that are are out out there there is is there there anything anything that that they they need need to to be be on on the the look look out out for for in in regarding regarding you you know know the the kids kids are are their their grand grand kids kids are are are are there there any any symptoms symptoms of of any any of of this this abuse abuse that that that that that that may may pop pop up up that's that's that that doesn't doesn't show show up up on on an an X. X. ray. ray. well well no no I I think think with with the the product product that that we're we're having having all all the the symptoms symptoms of of a pretty pretty severe severe into into somebody's somebody's inning inning to to have have you you know know real real problems problems breathing. breathing. alarm then then they they ought ought to to you you know know be be seen seen by by a a physician physician in in the the meantime meantime anybody anybody who who thinks thinks that that they they may may want want to to try try any any kind kind of of a a product product should should be be cautioned cautioned don't don't buy buy anything anything off off the the street street don't don't try try doing doing anything anything homemade. homemade. the only legitimate purpose of vaping is for tobacco harm reduction there there's vaping no nicotine preparation as a substitute for smoking in as a way of quitting smoking and eventually quitting nicotine altogether. any other use of anything or great products is troublesome. Dr gill nets good this is a topic which I have very little knowledge John I appreciate you sharing a few moments and filling in and in our audience of filling in me on on some of the things that are going on in some things to be on the look out for and it's been great to have you on the show and and and please don't be a stranger. okay my pleasure all right there's Dr gill nets get.

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