Tag: Nicotine

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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Get Ready for JUUL’s Grassroots Rebrand

JUUL Labs is still doing damage control. On Monday, the vape company revealed it would no longer be funding the Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation, which has been aggressively—and expensively—pushing for a San Francisco ballot initiative that would reverse the city’s sales moratorium on e-cigarettes. “This decision does not change the fact that as a […]

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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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Vape Is Dead. Long Live Sprape?

Not to pit two strong, independent alternatives to tobacco against one another, but a new over-the-counter oral spray might be stepping into the void left in the vaping crackdown’s wake. A panel of experts not affiliated with the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the FDA approve an over-the-counter nicotine oral spray for sale […]

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Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases

The number of vaping-related lung illnesses has risen to 530 probable cases, and seven deaths are associated with the sickness, according to an update on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the nation’s public health officials said they still were unable to pinpoint the cause, or causes, of the sicknesses that […]

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Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year

WASHINGTON — The rate of vaping among teenagers continued to rise sharply this year, federal health officials said Wednesday, suggesting that campaigns to curb e-cigarette use among minors are not working. “It’s not good news at all,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which decided to release the new […]

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Trump Administration Weighs Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials said on Wednesday they would move toward a ban on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, at a time when hundreds of people have been sickened by mysterious vaping-related illnesses. Sitting in the Oval Office with Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Ned […]

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Additive in Marijuana Vaping Products Linked to Mysterious — and Sometimes Deadly — Lung Illness

Photo: iStock A mysterious and sometimes deadly lung illness linked to vaping may be tied to vitamin E additives in some marijuana products, federal authorities say. Health officials across the country have been sounding an alarm about a rapid rise in serious lung disease among people who vape. Testing by the Food and Drug Administration […]

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The Mysterious Vaping Illness That’s ‘Becoming an Epidemic’

An 18-year-old showed up in a Long Island emergency room, gasping for breath, vomiting and dizzy. When a doctor asked if the teenager had been vaping, he said no. The patient’s older brother, a police officer, was suspicious. He rummaged through the youth’s room and found hidden vials of marijuana for vaping. “I don’t know […]

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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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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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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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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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