Tag: vaping

A Young Man Nearly Lost His Life to Vaping

Gregory Rodriguez thought he had the flu when he went to the emergency room on Sept. 18, feeling feverish, nauseated and short of breath. He woke up four days later in a different hospital, with a tube down his throat connecting him to a ventilator, and two more tubes in his neck and groin, running […]

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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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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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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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Vape Pods Taste Minty Thanks to Extremely High Levels of a Chemical Banned in Food

A new study released Monday by researchers at Duke University found that certain e-cigarette liquids contains extremely high levels of a chemical that has been banned as a synthetic food additive by the FDA since last year. The chemical, called pulegone, occurs naturally as an essential oil in plants including peppermint and pennyroyal, and was […]

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Vape Store Owners Are Freaking Out About Trump’s Ban

Standing behind a glass case fully stocked with disposable electronic cigarettes in a plethora of flavors from various brands, Hassan Sobh couldn’t help wondering on Thursday if the business he launched five months ago would survive becoming Donald Trump’s latest target. A day earlier, the White House announced the feds were moving toward a national […]

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Trump Mulls Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Amid Rise in Deadly Lung Disease Linked to Vaping

E-liquids are displayed for sale, with nicotine warning labels, in a vape shop Sept. 6, 2019 in Los Angeles. Photo: Mario Tama (Getty) An alarming rise in a mysterious and sometimes deadly lung disease linked to vaping has the Trump administration gunning for non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes in a bid to at least discourage young people from […]

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Trump Wants to Ban Mango Juul Pods, But AR-15s Can Stay

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced from the Oval Office that his administration will ban flavored vaping products from the market. This move is evidently linked to recent reports of at least six deaths and several hundred hospitalizations from lung illnesses connected to vaping. Health experts have also been concerned with teenagers who never smoked […]

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The War on Drugs Is Coming for Vapes, and It’s Not Going to End Well

Donald Trump has decided to freak out about vaping. On Wednesday, White House officials announced they were asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider taking all flavored e-cigarettes off the market. The edict came just days after the agency informed JUUL Labs, which controls over two-thirds of America’s e-cig market, that it had […]

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Vape-Related Deaths Are Scaring People Back into Smoking Cigs

Even when he was vaping every day, Andrew preferred premium cigars. The 30-year-old, who like some other current and former smokers in this story requested anonymity to speak candidly about nicotine addiction, said he simply likes the taste of tobacco. Naturally, he smoked cigarettes more often, as it’s difficult to take a break at work […]

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What You Need to Know About Vaping-Related Lung Illness

Hundreds of people across the country have been sickened by a severe lung illness linked to vaping, and a handful have died, according to public health officials. Many were otherwise healthy young people, in their teens or early 20s. Investigators from numerous states are working with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and […]

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The Death Toll From Vaping-Related Illness Keeps Rising

WASHINGTON — A nationwide wave of vaping-related illnesses has doubled to 450 cases since last week, and U.S. health officials and medical experts still don’t know what’s causing it. Medical experts are now investigating a fourth death linked to vaping in Minnesota, and national health officials urged people on Friday to stop vaping until they […]

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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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