Stories tagged: vaping
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, and that they consider it the first death in the United States …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
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: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
State and federal health officials are investigating almost 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarette use in 14 states, many of them involving teens and young …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
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 …
Wed., July 31, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
Connecticut is joining other states in investigating vaping manufacturer Juul Labs
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
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 …
Wed., July 24, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 5:53 p.m.
U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Thu., May 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Massachusetts is suing a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products. Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that the lawsuit alleges Clifton, New Jersey-based Eonsmoke violated state law by …
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
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. 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. 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, …