October 3, 2019
Please attribute this statement to David C. Fleeger, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association.
“The Texas Medical Association strongly commends the Texas A&M University System’s ban of vaping products on all of its campuses and properties. As current nationwide investigations and health warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm, these products can be dangerous and even lethal, even though manufacturers have marketed these devices as safer alternatives to smoking.
“TMA has been warning elected officials for many years about concerns with these products, and supported the new Texas law to increase the smoking and vaping age to 21.
“As an Aggie myself, I applaud my alma mater for taking this action to help prevent use of these products that pose a serious health risk to students, faculty, and staff. TMA urges the Texas A&M University System to further extend its outright ban on vaping products to make campuses entirely tobacco-free.”
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 53,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320
Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336
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