Vaping

  • Vaping Jan 17

    Armed Guards, Secret Location: Inside an Illegal Marijuana Bazaar Publicized on Instagram

    Shopping for illicit vape cartridges on Instagram is astonishingly simple. Open the app, plug in a hashtag such as #vapecartsforsale and — voilà — multiple posts appear with pictures of THC cartridges. In the comments or caption section, sellers advertise their products and post phone numbers for would-be buyers. “Shop here everything is good,” one seller wrote above a phone...

  • Vaping Jan 2

    Trump Plan to Curb Teen Vaping Exempts Some Flavors

    U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices....

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    The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes...

  • Vaping Jan 1

    Trump Suggests Some Flavored Vapes May Be Pulled From Market

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry.” Trump was vague about what the plan would entail, but suggested “certain flavors” in cartridge-based e-cigarettes would be taken off...

  • Tobacco Dec 28, 2019

    Age Limit Now 21 Across US for Cigarettes, Tobacco Products

    Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the United States. The new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping products that heat a liquid containing nicotine. Usually, new legislation doesn’t take effect right away. The change simply increased the age limit in existing law, so…

  • Vaping Dec 20, 2019

    ‘Vast Majority’ of Vaping Illnesses Blamed on Vitamin E

    Health officials now blame vitamin E acetate for the “vast majority” of cases in the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses and they say doctors should monitor patients more closely after they go home from the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the updated advice Friday. And, in a related move Friday, authorities investigating how patients obtained...

  • Instagram Dec 18, 2019

    Facebook, Instagram Ban Influencers From Promoting Vaping and Guns for Money

    Facebook and Instagram will no longer allow influencers to promote vaping, tobacco products or weapons on its platforms using “branded content.”

    Instagram announced Wednesday it would no longer allow “branded content” that promotes those goods on either platform.

  • Vaping Dec 18, 2019

    Weed Vaping Soars Among Teenagers, Doubling Since 2018

    The number of teenagers vaping marijuana has risen dramatically within the past two years, increasing at a near-record pace, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
    In just one year’s time — between 2018 and 2019 — the percentage of high school seniors who reported vaping pot within the past month rose from 7.5 percent to 14 percent.

  • Vaping Dec 17, 2019

    E-Cigarettes Linked to Lung Problems, First Long-Term Study on Vaping Finds

    The first study on the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes finds that the devices are linked to an increased risk of chronic lung diseases, according to research published Monday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

  • Vaping Dec 15, 2019

    No Reduced Bail for Suspect in Kenosha Vaping Operation

    A Wisconsin judge refused Friday to lower the bond of a man suspected of running an illegal operation to manufacture thousands of vaping cartridges filled with THC.

  • Raja Krishnamoorthi Dec 13, 2019

    One-on-One With Congressman Krishnamoorthi

    Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi spoke with NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern on impeachment, Congress priorities and why he’s willing to take on the vaping industry.

  • Vaping Dec 12, 2019

    Vaping Illness Death Count Surpasses 50 in US

    Health officials say the death toll from the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses has surpassed 50. U.S. health officials on Thursday said 26 states have reported deaths. The 52 deaths are among more than 2,400 hospitalized cases that have been reported across the nation this year. The median age of the people who died is 52. But most people who...

  • Marijuana Dec 4, 2019

    Over 500K Pot Vapes Seized in 2 Years as Busts Rise in US

    As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authorities have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two years, according to an Associated Press tally derived from interviews, court records, news accounts and official releases. A…

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Northwest Indiana Town Bans Public Vaping Along With Smoking

    A northwestern Indiana town has banned all tobacco and vaping products from public spaces and facilities in what a backer hails as one of the most comprehensive in the state.

  • Nov 26, 2019

    New York City Bans Flavored Vaping Products

    New York City becomes the first major U.S. city to ban flavored vaping products.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Indiana Reports 4th Lung Injury Death Linked to Vaping

    Indiana health officials are reporting a fourth state resident has died of severe lung injuries linked to vaping.

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Grow to Over 2,000

    The CDC reported that the number of vaping-related injuries grew by 8% over the last week, reaching 2,051 confirmed cases across the U.S.

  • Oct 7, 2019

    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....

  • Oct 4, 2019

    Illinois Vape Store Owner Says ‘Misinformation’ Could Destroy Business

    The owner of several Illinois vape stores claims “misinformation” about the current respiratory crisis and the vaping industry could destroy his business.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    5 Illinois Young People Sue Makers of E-Cigarettes

    Five Illinois residents have joined the ranks of young people nationwide to sue the makers of e-cigarettes that allege the companies’ marketing tactics targeted them when they were minors. The Chicago Tribune reports the plaintiffs are suing in federal court top e-cigarette producer Juul Labs and its parent company, Altria Group, and Pax Labs.

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Lawmakers to Consider Banning Flavored Vaping Products

    Illinois lawmakers this fall will consider banning most flavored vaping products, following recent restrictions that some other states have enacted amid concerns about the safety of vaping and its allure to young people.NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern has the details.

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