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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.

Health District to discuss proposed vaping ban

The Spokane Regional Health District’s board will discuss whether to prohibit the use of vaping devices in indoor public places and work sites when it meets Thursday.

Editorial: Vaping should be regulated, taxed

The Spokane Regional Health District and state Legislature are searching for the right way to address a new alternative to smoking.

Spokane considers ban on vaping in public places

The Spokane Regional Health District is among a number of Washington counties considering banning vaping in indoor public spaces and workplaces. However, retailers of vaping products want to continue to …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 5:47 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Spokane County considering ban on indoor vaping

The Spokane Regional Health District is considering a ban on vaping indoors.

Health experts call for e-cigarette tax, regulation

OLYMPIA – With about a fourth of high school seniors in a recent survey saying they use e-cigarettes, health experts urged the state should tax and regulate the new way …