Visit to UM’s Research Lab
Last week Rep. Artiles visited the research lab in UM that will be studying the health effects of e-cigarettes. Dr. Matthias Salute, professor of medicine and molecular and cellular pharmacology at the University of Miami will be leading the study using a grant from the Florida Department of Heath. In 2013 an estimated 13.1% of high school students were using e-cigarettes. During the 2014 legislative session Rep Artiles lead the effort to pass state wide regulations banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors under the age of 18. Rep Artiles is looking forward to the results of Dr. Salathe’s study to uncover the health risks that these have.