Experts weigh-in on the connections between the opioid crisis and vaping
As school systems continue to warn students about the current opioid and Fentanyl crisis, many parents across the region have also been raising concerns about vaping.
Juul cancels plan to expand outside US, to lay off staff: report
Juul has been in a dispute with the FDA, which tried to ban the e-cigarette maker’s products earlier this year over questions about its potential health risks.
Multiple Maryland counties sue e-cigarette maker Juul
Three Maryland counties have filed lawsuits against the e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc., arguing the company intentionally marketed its products to underage customers and contributed to a youth vaping epidemic, according to the court filings.
Ban on certain e-cigarette cartridge flavors goes into effect nationwide: Here's what it means
The policy applies to cartridge-based e-cigarette flavors including fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors. Menthol and tobacco-flavors are exempt, in addition to other kinds of vaping products.
US health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes - but with major exceptions
Health officials in the U.S. will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that still benefit manufacturers, retailers and adults.
President Trump suggests some flavored vapes may be pulled from market
President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry."
FDA: It's illegal to sell tobacco or vaping products to anyone under 21
The FDA said it is now illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 after the national age was raised from 18 last week.
DC government sues e-cigarette maker Juul over teen use
The District of Columbia is joining several states in suing the nation’s largest e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, saying the company’s online ads and promotions illegally targeted minors.
President Trump hears opposing viewpoints in debate over youth vaping
President Donald Trump on Friday heard opposing viewpoints in the debate over youth vaping but offered no insight into where he would ultimately come down on the issue after promising two months ago that he would ban most flavored e-cigarettes but later backtracking.
President Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens
When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes.
Massachusetts reports 3rd vaping-related death as number climbs nationwide
The patient reported vaping both nicotine and THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana, health officials said.
DC's first vaping-associated death confirmed by health officials
The DC Department of Health has confirmed the District's first vaping-associated death.
Vaping-related deaths climb to 33 as CDC continues to investigate mysterious outbreak
At least 33 people have died from illnesses related to vaping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
Kids are eating vaping cartridges, drinking liquid nicotine, poison control center says
As health officials across the country grapple to find the cause behind some 805 cases of e-cigarette-linked lung illnesses, doctors in Kansas — which has seen at least two vaping-related deaths — are seemingly dealing with something new: Kids eating vaping cartridges.
First Virginia resident dies of vaping-related illness, health officials confirm
The Virginia Health Department confirmed the first vaping-related death in the Commonwealth Tuesday.
Juul CEO steps down, company suspends advertising amid vaping-related illnesses and deaths
Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns announced Wednesday that he is stepping down, while the e-cigarette company also announced that it will stop all print, digital and broadcast advertising in the U.S., effective immediately.
US official expects 'hundreds more' cases of vaping illness
The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said Tuesday.
Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes amid vaping-related illnesses and deaths
Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes at its U.S. locations amid growing “regulatory complexity” and “uncertainty” regarding the products that have recently come under scrutiny, according to a company memo.
CDC now investigating more than 530 vaping-related illnesses amid 7 reported deaths
U.S. health officials say 530 people have now been diagnosed with vaping-related illnesses, but the cause remains unknown.