Vaping

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Holly Quan
January 07, 2020 - 10:16 am
State Senator Jerry Hill is trying again to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in California.
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 02, 2020 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-delivery devices. The Trump administration...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media about the situation at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, from his Mar-a-Lago property, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla., as Melania Trump stands next to him. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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January 01, 2020 - 8:59 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry." Trump was vague about what the plan...
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This Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 image shows the official message on one of 44 websites seized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for advertising the sale of illicit THC vaping cartridges to U.S. consumers, as part of Operation Vapor Lock. (AP Photo)
December 20, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Health officials now blame vitamin E acetate for the “vast majority” of cases in the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses and they say doctors should monitor patients more closely after they go home from the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the updated advice Friday...
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Juul products are displayed at Smoke and Gift Shop on October 17, 2019 in San Francisco.
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Doug Sovern
December 18, 2019 - 3:40 pm
Five school districts from the Bay Area have sued Juul Labs in federal court, accusing the e-cigarette maker of targeting their students.
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 file photo, a man smokes a cigarette as he looks at his mobile phone in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, the World Health Organization said worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
December 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said Thursday. Four out of five tobacco users globally are men, so declines among males "mark a turning point in the fight against tobacco,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom...
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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Electronic cigarettes with different flavored E liquid are seen on display at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such a
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December 05, 2019 - 11:22 am
Researchers in San Francisco have found a patient with a rare lung disease, normally spotted in people exposed to metal dust. However, they believe the condition was caused by e-cigarettes.
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December 04, 2019 - 12:26 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks...
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December 03, 2019 - 8:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate lawmakers on Tuesday moved one step closer to confirming President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for combating a recent wave of underage vaping. The Senate’s health committee voted 18-5 to advance the nomination of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, a man smokes a cigarette on Main Street in Westminster, Mass. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to sign a law on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, banning sales of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola), File
November 27, 2019 - 12:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wednesday a bill that’s meant to reduce the appeal of the products to young people amid a rash of illnesses...
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