At least 33 people have died from illnesses related to vaping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
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.
The Virginia Health Department confirmed the first vaping-related death in the Commonwealth Tuesday.
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.
The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said Tuesday.
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.
U.S. health officials say 530 people have now been diagnosed with vaping-related illnesses, but the cause remains unknown.