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  • 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 14

    LAUSD Superintendent Targets Juul

    An op-ed written by LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner takes aim at the vaping epidemic — specifically Juul. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

  • vaping Jan 7

    Statewide Push to Ban Flavored Tobacco

    The new year is beginning with a renewed battle against flavored tobacco. San Francisco has already led the way and on Monday, the entire state followed suit for a complete ban.

  • 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 2

    Vape Pen Explosion Injures Woman

    A vape pen explosion injured a woman, and it’s a far more common occurrence than one may think. Tony Shin reported on NBC4 News at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

  • 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...

  • u.s. food and drug administration 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 18, 2019

    Bay Area School Districts Sue Juul Over Marketing Practices

    School districts across the Bay Area have sued Juul Labs, alleging the vaping company targeted minors with its marketing methods.

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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 19, 2019

    2 Girls Wanted in Wild NYC Convenience Store Theft Caught on Camera

    Police are looking for two teenage girls or young women in connection with a wild vaping mini pack theft at a Brooklyn convenience store — a heist that involved both brawling with a male employee and leaping over the counter to get the items.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    LAUSD Files Suit Against E-Cigarette Manufacturer

    To recoup money spent cracking down on vaping in schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District is suing Juul. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 4:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

  • 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....

  • Sep 7, 2019

    Cuomo: New York to Urge Against Vaping, Echoing US Warnings

    New York’s governor says state health officials are preparing to urge people to stop vaping.

  • May 26, 2019

    ‘Dorm Chef’ Still Cooking Up Culinary Buzz

    Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City’s most coveted reservations.

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