Tag: E-Cigarettes

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

A person in Illinois has died from a mysterious lung illness apparently associated with an unknown vaping product, public health officials said on Friday. This is the first death of someone whose symptoms have been linked in the last two months to vaping. Health officials do not know whether the respiratory illnesses have been caused […]

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Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses Rise to 153 in 16 States

WASHINGTON — Sixteen states have now reported 153 cases of serious, vaping-related respiratory illnesses in the past two months, and many of the patients are teenagers or young adults. In a statement on Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that all of the cases occurred in people who acknowledged vaping either nicotine […]

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Dozens of Young People Hospitalized for Breathing and Lung Problems After Vaping

Nearly three dozen young people have been hospitalized around the country in recent weeks for severe respiratory problems after vaping either nicotine or marijuana, stumping doctors treating them. The Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin public health departments are investigating these cases and at least 20 additional emergency admissions that doctors suspect are related to vaping some […]

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‘Juul-alikes’ Are Filling Shelves With Sweet, Teen-Friendly Nicotine Flavors

The purveyors of Strawberry Milk, Peach Madness and Froopy (tastes like Froot Loops) e-cigarette pods are having a very good year. After Juul Labs, under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its hugely popular flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall, upstart competitors swooped in to grab the shelf space. […]

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Juul Says It Doesn’t Target Kids. But Its E-Cigarettes Pull Them In.

Over 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes last year, up by 1.5 million over 2017. The use of Juul, the most popular brand in the country, appears to have led this alarming increase among middle and high school students. This should not be a surprise. The founders of Juul Labs say that […]

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Juul Targeted Schools, Camps and Youth Programs, House Panel Claims

WASHINGTON — Last summer, with public concern about teenage vaping growing, Juul Labs paid a charter school organization in Baltimore $134,000 to set up a five-week summer camp to teach children healthy lifestyles. The curriculum was created by Juul — maker of the very vaping devices that were causing the most alarm among parents, health […]

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JUUL Pitched Native American Tribes. It Did Not Go Well

In early February, representatives of e-cig giant JUUL Labs showed up at a council meeting of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota with some free vapes. They pitched local power-brokers on encouraging members of the tribe to ditch traditional cigarettes and trade them in for their electronic products as part of a so-called “switching […]

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We Are Meharry, Not Juul’s Marionette

Dr. James Hildreth dissects a frog Friday, March 29, 2019, with seventh-grader Keyshawn Walker at the Haynes Middle Health/Medical Science Design Center in Nashville, Tenn. Hildreth is president and CEO of Nashville’s Meharry Medical College, the nation’s oldest historically black medical school. Photo: AP Photo/Travis Loller When my alma mater—Meharry Medical College (one of only […]

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San Francisco Bans Sale of Juul and Other E-Cigarettes

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban e-cigarettes on Tuesday, a move that seeks to curb what experts have described as a nicotine epidemic among teenagers. “We’ve worked for decades to decrease tobacco usage and try to end nicotine addiction,” said Shamann Walton, a member of the […]

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The ‘Euphoria’ Teenagers Are Wild. But Most Real Teenagers Are Tame.

Teenage dramas have typically presented a soapy view of high school, with more sex, drugs and wild behavior than in real life. But HBO’s new series “Euphoria” portrays a youth bacchanal that’s a stretch even for Hollywood. The show suggests that our modern society, with its smartphone dating apps, internet pornography and designer drugs, has […]

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Getting This Smoke: Black Activists Slam Meharry Medical School Decision to Take $7,500,000 Grant From Juul

Photo: iStock Black activists and health experts are slamming what they say is Meharry Medical College’s deal with the devil, in this case, the electronic cigarette company Juul, calling the HBCU’s recent decision to accept a $7.5 million grant from the e-cigarette firm deeply troubling. “Juul doesn’t have African Americans’ best interests in mind,” LaTroya […]

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Getting This Smoke: Black Activists Slam Meharry Medical School Decision to Take $7.5 Million Grant From Juul

Photo: iStock Black activists and health experts are slamming what they say is Meharry Medical College’s deal with the devil, in this case, the electronic cigarette company Juul, calling the HBCU’s recent decision to accept a $7.5 million grant from the e-cigarette firm deeply troubling. “Juul doesn’t have African Americans’ best interests in mind,” LaTroya […]

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Black Leaders Denounce Juul’s $7.5 Million Gift to Medical School

Earlier this month, Meharry Medical College, a 143-year-old historically black institution in Tennessee, proudly announced that it had received the second-largest grant in its history — $7.5 million to start a center to study public health issues that affect African-Americans. But the gift has prompted a vehement backlash from African-American health experts and activists because […]

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E-Cigarette Exploded in a Teenager’s Mouth, Damaging His Jaw

Kailani Burton bought a vaping kit for her teenage son Austin, hoping he would use it to quit smoking. In March of last year, she and her husband were sitting in the living room when they heard a loud “POP.” Austin raced in, holding his bloodied jaw. An e-cigarette had exploded in his mouth. “He […]

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Nebraska School District Will Test Students for Nicotine Over Vaping Worries

A school district in Nebraska will start randomly testing students who take part in extracurricular activities for nicotine, after educators noticed a sharp rise in the use of e-cigarettes, a school official said Monday. The new policy at Fairbury Public Schools reflected the growing recognition nationwide of the public health threat of e-cigarettes. Their soaring […]

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Scientists Wanted: Recruited by Juul, Many Researchers Say No

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Alex Carll was presenting his research about the impact of e-cigarette smoke on mouse hearts at an American Heart Association conference when a man from Juul Labs approached him and started asking questions. “He seemed genuinely concerned about the health implications of Juul,” said Dr. Carll, who recalled meeting the e-cigarette company’s […]

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