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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 …


E-cig explosions prompt lawsuits

Spokane woman among four who file lawsuits over e-cigarette explosions.


New study based on Seattle patients warns of increase in e-cigarette explosions

It was an injury unlike any Dr. Elisha Brownson had seen – a young man whose teeth were blown out when his electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth. His injuries …


Whatcom County considers vaping ban

Officials in Whatcom County in northwest Washington are considering banning vaping in certain areas.


FDA’s vaping regulations long overdue

The greatest concern is the increasing number of young people who have been drawn to vaping. Many of them had never smoked before. Rather than kicking an old habit, they’re …


UPDATED: Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:06 p.m.

FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting …


California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

The governor of California has raised the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.


European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging

The European Union’s top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the …


Spokane health district bans vaping in public places beginning July 1

Vaping will be prohibited in public places and work sites in Spokane County beginning July 1, with the exception of retail vape shops.


Bill regulating vapor industry gets governor’s signature

A state Senate bill regulating vapor products was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.


Vaping regulation gets Washington Legislature’s OK

Washington’s Legislature has passed a bill that would create a number of regulations for companies selling vapor products such as requiring labeling that warns of the health effects of vaping.