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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

‘It’s a huge issue’: Tough questions, eye-opening insights offered at Spokane’s first vaping forum

The most powerful messages at Spokane’s first vaping symposium came from four high school students who don’t use vapes but pay the price every day. They answered tough questions from …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

U.S. shelves plan to sharply cut nicotine in cigarettes

U.S. regulators are hitting the brakes on plans to force tobacco companies to drastically reduce addictive nicotine in cigarettes, retreating on an ambitious public-health initiative that comes amid increasing worry …

US vaping illnesses continue to rise, cause still a mystery

The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Anti-smoking advocates bemoan “faltering” pace of FDA action

It seemed like a new era in the half-century battle against the deadly toll of tobacco: U.S. health officials for the first time would begin regulating cigarettes, chew and other …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible cases

The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Juul exec: Never intended vaping device to be used by teens

House lawmakers are investigating the e-cigarette maker amid a recent explosion of vaping among American youth. A Thursday hearing marks the first time the privately held company has been called …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

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 …

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: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

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.

FDA begins anti-smoking push to cut nicotine in cigarettes

Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive.

UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

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, …

FDA to target addictive levels of nicotine in cigarettes

U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the agency’s staff to develop new regulations on nicotine. The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate …

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 …

Spokane City Council blocks sale of e-cigs to minors

Minors no longer are allowed to buy electronic cigarettes in Spokane. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted unanimously to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.