DEA accepts electronic vaping devices, cartridges on Nat'l Prescription Drug Takeback Day

The DEA says concerns have been raised across the United States over illnesses and death caused by vaping and the high youth vaping initiation rates. Image: Lindsay Fox, CC BY 2.0 via MGN

Saturday, October 26th is the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says this year, collection locations will be taking something new: vaping devices and cartridges.

The DEA says concerns have been raised across the United States over illnesses and death caused by vaping and the high youth vaping initiation rates.

Last week, Tennessee health officials announced the first death attributed to vaping in the state.

DEA has collected a total of more than 11 million pounds (almost 6,000 tons) of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications through its Take Back Day events.

As of Oct. 15, more than 4,500 registered law enforcement partners will assist with more than 5,250 registered sites and 135 tribal locations across the country, with more being added each day Collection sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Find a Take Back Day collection site near you, here.


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