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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – The coronavirus attacks the lungs, making it harder for people who smoke or vape – tobacco, cannabis or anything else – to fight off the virus, putting them at much greater risk of severe illness, even death. There has never been a better time to quit.

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Burlington, VT: The Vermont Dept of Health reports The coronavirus attacks the lungs, making it harder for people who smoke or vape – tobacco, cannabis or anything else – to fight off the virus, putting them at much greater risk of severe illness, even death. There has never been a better time to quit. Share More:
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US Cancer Deaths Over 1662 Per Day

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE - In 2019, an estimated 606,880 people will die of cancer in the United States. Lung and bronchus cancer is responsible for the most deaths with 142,670 people expected to die from this disease. That is nearly three times the 51,020 deaths due to colorectal cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer death. Pancreatic cancer is the third deadliest…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – CDC Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and 911 Public Safety

3/15/2020 Map of US Reported Cases. Green Cross Strong news - Atlanta, GA: CDC reports This guidance applies to all first responders, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work. Summary of Key Changes for the EMS Guidance: Updated PPE recommendations for the care…
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Doctor Described as ‘Candy Man’ and ‘El Chapo Of Opioids’ Admits Distributing Opioids to Patients

New Jersey Strong news – Newark, NJ: US DOJ reports NEWARK, – A Bergen County doctor today admitted distributing opioids without a legitimate medical reason and falsifying medical records to cover it up, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Robert Delagente, 45, of Oakland, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of…
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MASS Sues JUUL for Creating Youth Vaping Epidemic, Reveals New Facts About Campaign Targeting Young People

GREEN CROSS STRONG news - Boston Strong – Boston, MA: MA Office of the Attorney General reports AG’s Lawsuit Demands JUUL Pay for Cost of Public Health Crisis in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has sued JUUL Labs Inc. for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to young people. Based on multiple depositions and…
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MA public health officials confirm fourth death from a vaping-associated lung injury

Green Cross Strong news - Boston, MA MA Dept of Health reports A fourth person has died of a vaping-associated lung injury, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today. The patient, a man in his 70s from Middlesex County, reported vaping tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an ingredient found in marijuana. The case is among the 36 confirmed cases of e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI)…
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United States-Canada Statement on Joint Action Plan on Opioids

Green Cross Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports On January 31, 2020, officials of the governments of the United States and Canada convened in Washington, at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to move forward with a bilateral initiative to find solutions to the opioid crisis affecting both nations. When President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…
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