Tag: E-Cigarettes

He Tried E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking. Doctors Say Vaping Led to His Death.

OMAHA — In the spring, Kathleen Fimple buried her husband, John, and by the fall, she had reluctantly settled into her new life as a widow. She accepted what the doctors told her: that he had died at 68 from respiratory failure and pulmonary disease after years of smoking cigarettes, coupled with a bout of […]

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E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of F.D.A. Inaction

In 2009, not long after Dr. Margaret Hamburg became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a package arrived at her home. Inside was a clunky device called an e-cigarette. “It was my first exposure to this emerging, new technology,” Dr. Hamburg recalled. The package was sent by an antismoking activist as a warning about […]

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Vaping Illnesses Keep Climbing Upward, Nearing 1,300

The outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping grew by more than 200 cases in a week, now totaling 1299, , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. Twenty-seven people have died from vaping-related illnesses, health officials said. The figures mean that 219 new cases and seven new deaths were reported. Cases […]

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In N.Y., a Generous Heap of Trouble for Trump and Friends

Weather: Grab the umbrella. There’s a chance of rain most of the day, and it’ll be blustery too. The day’s high may stay below 60. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for Yom Kippur. ImageChris Collins, center, resigned his congressional seat and pleaded guilty to insider trading.CreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times While President Trump is bracing for […]

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17-Year-Old May Be First Teen Vaping Death in U.S.

A 17-year-old Bronx boy whose death was disclosed by New York State officials on Tuesday appears to be the youngest person in the United States to die of a vaping-related respiratory illness. The teenager died on Friday after being hospitalized twice in September with a vaping-related illness, becoming the state’s first fatality from the mysterious […]

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Juul Is Sued by School Districts That Say Vaping Is a Dangerous Drain on Their Resources

With school districts across the United States scrambling to reverse the rise of vaping among teenagers, two of them on Monday filed suit against Juul, the e-cigarette manufacturer, accusing it of endangering students and forcing educators to divert time and money to fight an epidemic of nicotine addiction. The school systems in St. Charles, Mo., […]

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Vaping Illnesses Top 1,000, C.D.C. Says

Illnesses and deaths linked to vaping continue to increase around the country, with a total of 1,080 cases and 18 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The illnesses involve coughing and breathing trouble that can become severe enough to require that patients be attached to ventilators. Some also have nausea, […]

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Lung Damage From Vaping Resembles Chemical Burns, Report Says

The lung damage seen in some people who have become ill after vaping nicotine or marijuana products resembles a chemical burn, doctors from the Mayo Clinic reported on Wednesday. Their findings are based on samples of lung tissue from 17 patients around the country whose biopsy specimens were sent to Mayo to be examined under […]

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New Study Casts Doubt on the Role of Oils in Vape Illnesses

One of the scariest things about the ongoing outbreak of vaping-associated pulmonary injuries is that it’s a public health crisis born of so many unknowns. We still don’t know exactly what vape juice is made out of. We don’t know if e-cigarettes are the primary culprit or just the culprit regulators can control, given initial […]

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Police Crack Down on Vaping, Surfacing Stockpiles of Illicit Cartridges

The tip came to Minnesota police officers in July via a confidential informant: In a suburb in Anoka County, the informant said, a man had been quietly selling thousands of vaping cartridges laced with marijuana from his home. When authorities entered the man’s condominium last week, they found a staggeringly large stash of vaping cartridges, […]

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Dank Vapes, TKO and Other THC Vaping Brands Linked to Illnesses, C.D.C. Says

Vaping cartridges containing THC and labeled “Dank Vapes,” as well as some other illicit brands, are linked to the severe lung disease that has recently emerged among people who use vaping devices and e-cigarettes to inhale THC or nicotine, or both, health officials said on Friday. But they also said Dank Vapes appeared to be […]

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There’s Other News. Here You Go.

It’s been a whirlwind week in the news. On Monday, President Trump was accused of freezing aid to Ukraine before pressing the country’s leader to investigate a political rival. By Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, announced a formal impeachment inquiry against the president, and, for much of the last few days, cable news, social […]

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Massachusetts Orders 4-Month Ban on Sale of All Vaping Products

Massachusetts on Tuesday went further than any other state in trying to keep e-cigarettes out of consumers’ hands, with its governor declaring a public health emergency and ordering a four-month prohibition on the sale of all vaping products. Hours later, Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company that has become synonymous with vaping, said that it had […]

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The U.S. Military Has Officially Turned on Vapes

Prohibition has come for America’s troops. On Tuesday, Stars and Stripes reported that electronic cigarettes and vape products would no longer be available to purchase at on-base stores—yet another fierce response to the spate of vape-linked deaths that have continued to crop up around the country. “Until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s work with […]

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At School, ‘Everyone Vapes,’ and Adults Are in Crisis Mode

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — In Alabama, a school removed the doors from bathroom stalls to stop students from sneaking inside to vape. In Colorado, a school decided to forfeit a school volleyball game after finding “widespread vaping” and other infractions by the team. And in Pennsylvania, at a school where administrators have tried installing sensors […]

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Walmart Is Getting in on the War on Vapes, and It Could Backfire Badly

Walmart is getting good at this. After all, it was only weeks ago—long after the Columbine and Pulse and Parkland shootings, among so many others—that the biggest retailer in the country announced it would limit sales of some kinds of ammo, though guns would still be available. And it was only this past spring that […]

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Walmart to End Sales of E-Cigarettes

Walmart said on Friday that it would end sales of e-cigarettes at its locations in the United States, as medical concerns about the effects of vaping rise along with sicknesses and deaths seemingly linked to the habit. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the […]

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