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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Calling vaping among young Ohioans an “epidemic” with “long term consequences”, Gov. Mike DeWine has vetoed a Republican-backed bill banning communities from outlawing flavored… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Samuel Rose says he was raised by a devoted single mom who warned all her seven children to avoid drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. But when his… Read More
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs will pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products,… Read More
Despite enforcement efforts to stop teen vaping, kids are getting their hands on a new array of disposable products that come in sweet and fruity flavors.
State governments continue to crack down on flavored e-cigarettes and other vape products, largely in response to the deaths and illnesses that began coming to light this past summer. But… Read More
In September, the Trump administration said it would ban all flavored e-cigarette products in an effort to reduce the youth vaping epidemic. Since then, there’s been no movement toward implementation.
On the very day a new excise tax on vapor products went into effect, hundreds gathered for a rally at the Ohio Statehouse. Meanwhile, Gov. Mike DeWine called for new changes. People… Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely… Read More
New York officials say tests found high levels of vitamin E in cannabis vaping products used by people who developed lung damage. But it’s only one of many possible causes still under investigation.
Three cases of severe lung illness that are likely due to vaping have been confirmed in Ohio. And it’s thought there are more. The Ohio Department of Health’s Dr. Mark… Read More
A study shows the main drivers of Juul’s social media presence are young people and third-party vendors, not the company itself. And vaping continues to look cool online among young people.
Gov. Mike DeWine is revealing more about the wellness initiatives that he wants to implement for the 2.8 million people on Medicaid in Ohio, including the 677,000 in Medicaid expansion…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Public health advocates say Kentucky lawmakers missed a chance to combat youth smoking by failing to take up proposals to raise the age for purchasing tobacco… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A push to ban e-cigarettes and other vaping products for people under 21 has been resurrected in Kentucky after some heart-felt testimony from a group of… Read More
A slender, black, rectangle, the Juul fits easily in the palm of your hand. You don’t light it, you trigger it with a click of a finger. The mist that… Read More
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action.