In regional news, Virginia state legislators are seriously promoting economic development through a series of investment strategies in order to attract high-tech companies to the area, such as Amazon. Rural development and health care go hand in hand, and small infrastructure investments will lead to big rural health gains.
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The U.S. Health & Human Services secretary along with several public health advocates weigh in on the Trump administration’s decision to exempt tobacco and menthol from the e-cigarette flavors ban. A FDA regulation, set to take effect in February, is meant to curb future users and the usage among the existing 27.5% of addicted high schoolers. Opinions on the matter ranged from criticism to labeling this move as a “smart, targeted policy that is an evidence-based, science-based health approach.”
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