Vaping

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, a man using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been nearly 1,500 cases and at least 33 deaths in the still mysterious outbreak. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 17, 2019 - 11:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace. Health officials of Thursday said there have been nearly 1,500 cases and at least 33 deaths in the mysterious outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been updating the case...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, a patron exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. Only two years ago e-cigarettes were viewed as holding great potential for public health: offering a way to wean smokers off traditional cigarettes. But now Juul and other vaping companies face an escalating backlash that threatens to sweep their products off the market. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 05, 2019 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. That promise led U.S. regulators to take a hands-off approach to e-cigarette makers,...
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E-cigarette vapor
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
October 03, 2019 - 2:56 pm
(KCBS Radio) – More than 1,000 people across the U.S. have now fallen ill from a vaping-related injury. The CDC and the FDA confirmed Thursday that 1,080 people in 48 states and one U.S. territory have come down with a respiratory illness that has been linked to use of a vaping product. 18 people...
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Jeremy Wong blows vapor from an e-cigarette at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
October 03, 2019 - 1:49 pm
(KCBS Radio) - The outbreak of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. has surpassed 1,000 cases . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 1,080 confirmed and probable cases have been reported across 48 states and one U.S. territory, including 18 deaths. While public health...
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FILE - This Aug. 28, 2019 file photo shows counterfeit packaging for popular vape brands in a display case of a store in downtown Los Angeles. On Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,080 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 48 states and one U.S. territory. The count includes 18 deaths in 15 states. (AP Photo/Michael R. Blood)
October 03, 2019 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The outbreak of U.S. vaping-related illnesses has surpassed 1,000 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 1,080 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 48 states and one U.S. territory. The count includes 18 deaths in 15 states. The first...
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October 01, 2019 - 6:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Tuesday banned flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes amid concerns that the products appeal to young people. The county's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt the ban and to call on California Gov...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Juul Labs said Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, that it will stop supporting a ballot measure to overturn an anti-vaping law in San Francisco, effectively killing the campaign. (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)
October 01, 2019 - 1:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A campaign to defeat an industry-backed e-cigarette measure on San Francisco's ballot will push on despite the announcement by Juul Labs Inc. that it will stop financially supporting the proposal to overturn a city ban on e-cigarettes and vape product sales. The San Francisco...
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Woman Using Vaping Device
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KCBS Radio Morning News
September 30, 2019 - 10:23 am
The soaring popularity of vaping products, both legal and black market knock-offs, is fueling a public health crisis that has vexed the medical community.
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Christopher Chin blows puffs on an e-cigarette as he waits for customers at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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Matt Bigler
September 27, 2019 - 12:55 pm
Health experts are warning that the coming flu season could make it harder to diagnose the rising number of illness related to vaping. The symptoms of vaping-related illnesses and influenza are strikingly similar, said Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, a public health official in Seattle. Fever, weakness and a...
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In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2019, David Alport, owner of the Bridge City Collective marijuana dispensary in Portland, Ore., goes over sales numbers with the store's general manager Cameron Moore. The company has seen a 31% decrease in its sales of vaping products in the past two weeks. “It’s having an impact on how consumers are behaving,” said Alport. “People are concerned, and we’re concerned.” (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
September 26, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes. The ailment has...
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