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Survey: 1 in 5 Spokane eighth-graders tried vaping

If they didn’t know already, Spokane Public Schools board members got the news Wednesday night: A deep fog has descended on bathroom stalls at almost every school in the district, …


Juul nicotine hit may be ‘Worst for kids, best for smokers’

She tried gums, patches and various electronic cigarettes to quit smoking. What finally worked for Chantel Williams was a small, reusable e-cigarette called Juul that packs a big nicotine punch. …


Education notebook: University High’s Syvanna Arwood elected lieutenant governor of Key Club

University High School student Syvanna Arwood was recently elected as the new lieutenant governor of the Division 46 Key Club. Division 46 is comprised of 10 area high schools.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Senate votes to raise legal age to purchase tobacco, vaping products to 21

The Senate sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to raise the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21.


Tobacco use among U.S. youths increasing because of e-cigarettes

The rate of teens smoking cigarettes has dropped for the past decade. However, according to the CDC, tobacco use among U.S. youth is rising.


In tobacco state, students testify about youngsters’ vaping

Twelve-year-old Hannah Piedad first encountered vaping – an electronic form of smoking – at a New Year’s party. It was the smell that got her attention. Now the student at …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame

Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.


Vaping epidemic grips Spokane students as school officials band together to tackle problem

The contraband was scattered across a large conference table last week at North Central High School. Principal Steve Fisk pondered the paraphernalia, the meager spoils of a cat-and-mouse game that’s …


Teens have become experts on hiding vaping, but health experts are still uncertain of long-term effects

When it comes to vaping, some teens are too smart for their own good. They’ve become experts at hiding their habit, yet are often ignorant about the long-term effects.


Washington regulators ponder new vaping rules that mimic alcohol, marijuana regulations

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is proposing taking more steps to regulate the hundreds of retailers offering vapor products in the state. The rules are designed to make clearer …


America’s original tobacco state considers hiking the smoking and vaping age to 21

RICHMOND, Va. – Some prominent legislators are backing a bill to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes and vapes from 18 to 21 in Virginia, a state where tobacco …


Idaho teen vaping on the decline but still big nationally

Though education surveys show vaping use is down among Idaho high school students, health officials are concerned about vaping’s rising popularity among teens nationwide.


The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:43 a.m.

Attorney general, speaker of the house make pitch to ban tobacco sales to those under 21 in Washington

Bill would ban tobacco and vaping sales in Washington to those under 21.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Tobacco giant strides into vape market with $13B Juul stake

Altria, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies in the world, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a huge stake in the vape company Juul as cigarette use continues …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

Whitworth’s tobacco and chewing ban starts Jan. 1, provoking pushback from some students

An estimated 9 percent of Whitworth University’s students smoke, vape or chew tobacco. Starting Jan. 1, they’ll have to take the habit off-campus.


Poison Control Center official warns of dangers of e-cigarettes, vaping

A representative of the Poison Control Center spoke about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping to a sparse but attentive group of parents Monday at Mt. Spokane High School.


Teens in Spokane County are vaping more, while smoking and drinking less

Almost one in six teens in Spokane County uses e-cigarettes. At the same time, teen use of alcohol and cigarettes has declined dramatically.


E-cigarette sellers turn to scholarships to promote brands

A growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites and to get students to write …


Missoula officials approve ban on indoor vaping

Missoula officials have approved an ordinance to ban vaping indoors and to give businesses the option to prohibit smoking outside their entrances.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

A new twist on vaping: Juuls are small, discreet, and have health and school officials concerned

Called Juul by brand name – or “juuling” on the street – the vaping device has lit up attention both for its popularity and public health warnings that the discreet, …


Montana counties banning indoor vaping

Montana counties are starting to ban indoor vaping under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Proposed bill would raise age for tobacco, vaping sales to 21 in Washington

People under 21 could no longer purchase tobacco or vapor products in Washington under


House Call: Nicotine is still nicotine, no matter the delivery system, and it’s still bad for you

The vapor from e-cigarettes goes deep into the lungs and contains a soup of toxic compounds released when the smoking fluid is heated to 450 degrees F or higher, breaking …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Eastern State Hospital to ban tobacco for patients

Patients at Eastern State Hospital will go tobacco-free in November.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

People who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn’t, a new study found.


No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says

Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Smoking and vaping age would be 21 under bill that passes Washington House committee

Washington could raise the smoking age to 21 and tax vaping products like cigarettes under bills approved Thursday morning by the House committee that oversees taxes.


Olympia City Council bans smoking, vaping in parks

Smoking and vaping at all Olympia public parks will be prohibited starting in 2018.


Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco, study finds

Los Angeles teenagers are giving health experts a new reason to worry about electronic cigarettes. In a study of more than 3,000 students in L.A. County public schools, those who …