• vaping March 9, 2020 6:03 am

    Juul Labs Sought to Court AGs as Teen Vaping Surged

    The nation’s largest electronic-cigarette company, Juul Labs, donated tens of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of state attorneys general.

  • e-cigarettes February 13, 2020 1:31 am

    Juul Bought Ads on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Youth Websites, Mass. AG Says

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Wednesday that her office is suing e-cigarette manufacturer Juul “for its role in profiting off young people and creating a new generation of nicotine addiction.” Flanked by student anti-vaping activists, Healey said an investigation conducted by her office found that Juul specifically targeted teens, purchasing ads on youth focused websites and television stations like…

  • Donald Trump October 10, 2019 4:57 am

    First Lady Melania Trump Listens as Teens Share Experiences With Vaping

    Melania Trump said Wednesday she’s glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step to protect the next generation. “We need to be proactive before it gets out of control,” she said at a White House “listening session” where a small group of teenagers from around...

  • Donald Trump October 7, 2019 7:33 pm

    First Lady Calls For End of E-Cigarette Marketing To Youth

    Melania Trump is calling on companies to stop marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they’re addictive and dangerous. The first lady – who has a 13-year-old son, Barron – says teenagers and young adults must be encouraged to admit addiction, including to electronic cigarettes and vaping – and get help. She adds: “Marketing this addictive product to children must stop.” Mrs....

  • Donald Trump September 26, 2019 1:48 pm

    What We Know (and Don't) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

    An outbreak of vaping illnesses. A surge in teens using electronic cigarettes. They’re often spoken of in the same urgent breath, but it’s not clear how — or even if — they are connected.

  • Donald Trump September 18, 2019 3:09 am

    Panel Approves Ban on Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes in New York

    New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping.

  • Donald Trump September 12, 2019 5:18 pm

    Mint, Menthol: Vape Industry Has Dug Heels in on Flavor Bans

    Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own restrictions and President Donald Trump promises federal ones. In many cases, the fight by the industry and its lobbyists has focused on leaving the most popular flavors...

  • San Francisco September 11, 2019 5:40 pm

    JUUL Says it Will ‘Cooperate Fully' With Requests in FDA Letters

    San Francisco-based JUUL Labs Inc. said Tuesday it will “fully cooperate” with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letter that alleges the company is making advertising claims for its e-cigarettes without FDA authorization.

  • San Francisco March 29, 2019 4:48 pm

    Hawaii Weighs Nation's First Statewide Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors

    The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new nicotine crackdown: outlawing flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco to combat a spike in teenage vaping. Hawaii would be the first state to adopt such a ban under a bill before the Legislature. San Francisco was the first U.S. city...

  • DIRECTOR January 19, 2019 12:16 am

    No One Knows the Best Way to Stop Teens' Vaping Addictions

    The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine. E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, according to the latest U.S. figures , which...

  • DIRECTOR December 18, 2018 4:29 pm

    US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

    The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said parents, teachers, health professionals and government officials must take “aggressive steps” to keep children from using e-cigarettes. Federal law bars...

  • DIRECTOR December 17, 2018 6:34 pm

    Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

    Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey’s 44-year history, far surpassing a mid-1970s surge in marijuana smoking. The findings, released Monday, echo those of a government survey...

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