Stories tagged: vaping
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Walmart said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs following a string of mysterious illnesses and deaths related to vaping.
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
India’s government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country’s youth and causing breathing illnesses.
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 1:07 p.m.
Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:54 p.m.
State and local health officials confirmed two cases of severe lung disease in Spokane that are linked to vaping.
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
With hundreds of cases of illness and at least six deaths tied to vaping, the idea of safe smoking is revealed as a lie.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
Vapers can buy more than 250 e-cigarette flavors in one Spokane shop. While the store’s general manager says he’s not aiming at kids, he acknowledges the highest-concentration nicotine goes to …
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.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping giant Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 12:08 p.m.
State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have found the same chemical in samples of marijuana products used by people sickened in different parts of …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 12:49 p.m.
E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company’s blockbuster vaping …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 9:13 p.m.
There has been a proliferation of vaping related hospitalizations across the country, and the Inland Northwest is not immune to the problem.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 4:23 p.m.
North Carolina’s top prosecutor expanded his efforts to halt e-cigarette sales to teens on Monday by suing eight more manufacturers of vaping products.
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 …