Stories tagged: vaping
Fri., May 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, …
Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:07 a.m.
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. …
Thu., April 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
The Senate sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to raise the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products to 21.
Fri., March 1, 2019
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.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 2:29 p.m.
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.
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
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.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
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 …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:46 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
Almost one in six teens in Spokane County uses e-cigarettes. At the same time, teen use of alcohol and cigarettes has declined dramatically.
Fri., June 8, 2018, 8:05 a.m.
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 …
Tue., March 20, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
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.
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, …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
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.
People under 21 could no longer purchase tobacco or vapor products in Washington under
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
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.
Patients at Eastern State Hospital will go tobacco-free in November.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
People who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn’t, a new study found.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
Smoking and vaping at all Olympia public parks will be prohibited starting in 2018.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
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 …