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Sep 17, 2019

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

Panel Approves Ban on Sale of Flavored E-Cigs 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. The...

Sep 17, 2019

As Illnesses Spread, Fake Vape Gear Sells on LA Streets

As Illnesses Spread, Fake Vape Gear Sells on LA Streets

A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have...

Sep 15, 2019

New York Moves to Enact Statewide Flavored E-Cig Ban

New York Moves to Enact Statewide Flavored E-Cig Ban

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday...

Sep 11, 2019

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

Wisconsin Man Accused in Illegal THC Vaping Cartridge Ring

A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-person operation that manufactured thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years, authorities said. Kenosha County...

Sep 9, 2019

Vaping Could Pose Serious Risks, Officials in Riverside Warn

Vaping Could Pose Serious Risks, Officials in Riverside Warn

Riverside County health officials Monday urged e-cigarette users to stop using the devices amid nationwide reports of severe respiratory ailments — and even deaths — associated with vaping.

Sep 7, 2019

NY Gov. Urges Halt to All Vaping Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

NY Gov. Urges Halt to All Vaping Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

New York's governor says state health officials are preparing to urge people to stop vaping. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the state's health department will issue guidance this weekend echoing recent federal...

Sep 6, 2019

LA County Reports Its First Death Stemming From Vaping

LA County Reports Its First Death Stemming From Vaping

Los Angeles County public health officials announced on Friday the county's first death stemming from the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping. It's believed to be the fourth such death nationwide.

Sep 6, 2019

After 3rd Vaping-Related Death, CDC Warns Against E-Cig Use

After 3rd Vaping-Related Death, CDC Warns Against E-Cig Use

Indiana health officials say they've confirmed that a resident died from severe lung injury linked to vaping, as U.S. health officials once again urged people to stop vaping as they investigate.

Sep 5, 2019

Redondo Beach Could End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco

Redondo Beach Could End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco

A South Bay city is looking to end the sale of all flavored tobacco in the effort of staving children and teens off trying fruity or tempting flavors. In a Tuesday night council meeting, Redondo Beach voted...

Aug 23, 2019

Ill. Resident Dies After Being Hospitalized Following Vaping

Ill. Resident Dies After Being Hospitalized Following Vaping

An Illinois resident, who recently vaped, has died after being hospitalized with a severe respiratory illness, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday. Details surrounding the death remained...

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