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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Washington confirms first vaping-related lung disease case on day Trump administration announces flavor ban

Washington had its first confirmed case of severe lung disease related to vaping on Wednesday – the same day President Donald Trump announced a plan to ban flavored e-cigarette liquid.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of breathing problems tied to vaping.


Vaping companies sue to delay U.S. e-cigarette review

A vaping industry group is suing the U.S. government to delay a review of electronic cigarettes. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Vapor Technology Association says the upcoming review could …


Connecticut launches investigation into vaping health claims

Connecticut is joining other states in investigating vaping manufacturer Juul Labs


Amid teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ Juul taps addiction expert as medical director

The company said the hire will support its efforts to stem a teen vaping craze the Food and Drug Administration has labeled an epidemic. But critics see a cynical tactic …


North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over marketing

North Carolina’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the maker of a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

U.S. investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

U.S. health officials are probing a new potential health risk with e-cigarettes: seizures. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing nearly three dozen reports of seizures among …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

U.S. health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

E-cigs outperform patches and gums in quit-smoking study in Britain; U.S. experts say more research is needed

Up to now, there have been conflicting studies on whether e-cigs help smokers kick the habit. The British study could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the regulatory …


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 …


E-cigarettes to face new sales limits from FDA, says official

E-cigarettes will face strict new limits imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a senior FDA official, restricting sales of many popular fruit flavors amid what the agency …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

U.S. agency cracks down on Juul e-cigarette popular in schools

Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.


US regulators renew scrutiny of menthol, tobacco flavors

Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of …


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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Vapor products, e-cigarettes could be taxed under new bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Measures to tax vapor, e-cigarettes and other nicotine products are being considered by lawmakers in Washington state. A bill in the House proposes treating vapor products and …


Huff, puff and explode: E-cigarette fires, injuries on rise

Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she drove home from a beauty …


Some fear California’s e-cigarette tax may deter smokers from making switch

Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes – a trend that …


E-cig explosions prompt lawsuits

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


E-cigarette products must be locked up at Cda childcare facilities

Licensed childcare facilities in Coeur d’Alene must ensure that all tobacco products are secured away from children under new regulations recently adopted by the City Council.


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 …


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.


California lawmakers OK raising smoking age to 21, regulating e-cigs

California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, approving a measure that would make the nation’s most populous state only the second to put legal …


E-cigarettes on airline flights being banned by U.S.

The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States.


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.