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What Utah doctors are saying about vaping

Doctors were perplexed when their 25-year-old patient, Aubree Butterfield, came in with pneumonia-like symptoms. They weren't immediately able to find the cause of her nonstop vomiting, or why she was coughing up blood. They were surprised when they discovered her condition was linked to her electronic cigarette usage. Butterfield, who was diagnosed with lipoid pneumonia,...

Juul went into a ninth-grade classroom and called its device ‘totally safe,’ teens testify

A Juul representative repeatedly told a ninth-grade classroom that the company's e-cigarette was "totally safe" before showing underage students the device, according to two teenagers who testified under oath to Congress on Wednesday. The comments came at the first of two hearings organized by the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy to...

Teenagers Who Reported Vaping, Receive Treatment For Lung Damage At Milwaukee Hospital

Teens Had Symptoms Of Fatigue, Shortness Of Breath, Chest Pain, Cough, Weight Loss Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin treated eight teenagers with severe lung damage all of whom reported vaping in the months prior to being hospitalized. The teens had symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, cough and weight loss. While the cause is unknown at this...

National Jewish Health launches vaping, tobacco cessation program

My Life, My Quit uses "quitline" to help teens give up tobacco In 2018, over 3.5 million high school students in the United States regularly used e-cigarettes. With numbers growing each year, many wonder how to help at-risk teens stop using tobacco products. Following a San Francisco ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, National Jewish Health — one of the...

Vexed by vaping: Schools see increase in use, find it harder to police

The use of electronic smoking devices, or “vaping,” remains a problem in East Hawaii high schools, and it’s becoming more difficult to detect, local administrators say. “It is a problem, it is a big problem,” said Hilo High School Principal Bob Dircks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarettes produce an aerosol...

Students file lawsuit against e-cigarette makers

Two students - at the University of Alabama and Auburn University - have filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of e-cigarettes, saying the products “prey on youth to recruit replacement smokers for financial gain.” The suit, filed May 22 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama West Division, lists Juul...

Stop The Vaping Epidemic In Hawaii Schools

In 1994, the nation’s top tobacco executives all testified before Congress that “nicotine is not addictive.” Big Tobacco lied not just to our government, but misled the public for decades on the harms to health caused by cigarettes. Now, 25 years later, they are doing it again. This time, in the form of sleek,...

Student PSA warns of vaping risks

The video starts with a student pressuring his peer, saying unlike cigarettes, vaping isn't bad for you. Then the scene freezes, and the truth begins. The student breaks away to reveal, actually, vaping is far from a safe alternative. The premise repeats with other common myths about vaping, each immediately debunked. The Mankato high school...

Rite Aid to Stop Sale of E-Cigarettes

Rite Aid said it would remove e-cigarette and vaping products from stores over the next 90 days; stores will continue to sell regular cigarettes Rite Aid Corp. is halting the sale of e-cigarettes in its drugstores, even as it continues to sell traditional cigarettes, taking a different stance on tobacco products than its two...

Following surge in discipline problems, Brevard students ask lawmakers to address vaping in schools

High schoolers from Brevard County will head to Tallahassee next week to ask lawmakers to impose stricter regulations on vaping companies, to address the surge in discipline problems they've seen in their schools. At Tuesday night's school board meeting, student government leaders presented their plan requesting legislators to require vaping companies to disclose the ingredients...

‘Modern-day prohibition’? San Francisco looks to ban e-cigarette sales until FDA review

Seeking to curb teen vaping, San Francisco officials on Tuesday introduced legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes until the federal government regulates them. The measure, if approved, would be the first of its kind nationally, preventing people from buying e-cigarettes online or at stores in the largest city in northern California, pending the Food and Drug...

To help fight vaping, schools look to their own students

Teen vaping is on the rise, and schools are searching for solutions, with some taking disciplinary action or installing vape detectors in bathrooms. Still, the problem has continued to swell. The US Food and Drug Administration announced in November that vaping had increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since...

FDA outlines e-cigarette rules, tightens restrictions on fruity flavors to try to curb teen vaping

Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb released the agency’s much-anticipated policy restricting e-cigarette sales on Wednesday — designed to tighten sales and eventually remove from the market many of the fruity flavors he’s blamed on fueling “epidemic” levels of teen use. “We think flavored products represent greater risk to youth appeal, so...

Juul ramped up nicotine levels, and competitors followed, study says

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs spurred a "widespread rush" of companies seeking to boost their own nicotine concentrations in order to mirror Juul's success, according to a paper published Thursday in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control. When Juul released its original 5% nicotine pods in the United States in 2015, the majority of competing...

Teen: Vaping was costly – in many ways

Fifteen year-old Luka Kinard began vaping, or smoking e-cigarettes, as a way to handle the anxiety of trying to fit in at his High Point high school. Within six months, he lost interest in school, his friends, his sports teams and his Boy Scouts troop. One of the biggest attractions to vaping for Kinard...

Why vaping is so dangerous for teens

Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes. But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat. “It turns out that e-cigarette use by kids doesn’t look the same at all,” said Dr. Sharon Levy, director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction...

Quitting E-cigarettes

In the wake of the surgeon general declaring a youth e-cigarette epidemic, Truth Initiative® has expanded its quit-smoking resources to include a first-of-its kind e-cigarette quit program. This innovative and free text message program was created with input from teens, college students and young adults who have attempted to, or successfully, quit e-cigarettes. The...

FDA declares youth vaping an epidemic, announces investigation, new enforcement

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday declared youth vaping an "epidemic," and said the agency will halt sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if the major manufacturers can't prove they are doing enough to keep them out of the hands of children and teens. The FDA says it's giving manufacturers of Juul, Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu and Logic 60...

Adolescent Users of Juul, Other E-Cigarette Pods Exposed to Nearly As Much Nicotine as Smokers, Study Shows

New generation of vape products contain high concentrations of nicotine salts, which are more readily absorbed Juul and other ‘pod’ vaping devices have grown in popularity over last year Roswell Park-Stony Brook U team studied nicotine exposure in adolescent users High levels of nicotine documented, raising concern about addiction potential Newswise — BUFFALO, N.Y....

Juul and the vape debate: Choosing between smokers and teens

The year was 2004, and James Monsees and Adam Bowen couldn't stop taking smoking breaks during a brainstorming session for their joint master's thesis at Stanford University's design school. It was during one of these breaks that they decided: Why not create a better way to deliver nicotine? Eleven years later, they unveiled Juul,...

AG Healey Announces Investigation into JUUL, Other Online E-Cigarette Retailers Over Marketing and Sale to Minors

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OUJYThDCWs[/embed] Boston — Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office is investigating JUUL Labs, Inc. and other online e-cigarette retailers that sell JUUL and JUUL-compatible products over concerns about the marketing and sale of electronic smoking devices and products to minors. The AG’s Office also sent cease and desist demands to two online...

Users Sue Juul for Addicting Them to Nicotine

Juul Labs, the San Francisco-based e-cigarette company, is under pressure from parents, schools, public health advocates, lawmakers, and the Food and Drug Administration for its popularity with younger users, who have gravitated to Juul’s discrete rechargeable vaping device and nicotine pods in flavors like mango and fruit medley. Now come the lawsuits. Since April,...

90 percent of e-cigarette users don’t stop smoking cigarettes: Study

E-cigarettes are an ineffective tool for smoking cessation, according to new research that found 90 percent of people who used electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and traditional cigarettes were still smoking a year later. E-cigarettes are often touted as a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes, which continue to kill over 480,000 people per year...

Juul, the vape device teens are getting hooked on, explained

If you’ve seen people sucking on USB flash drives, they’re probably “Juuling.” Elijah Stewart first heard about the Juul three years ago, during his sophomore year of high school. Many of his friends had started sucking on the e-cigarette that resembles a USB flash drive. It was suddenly a lot more socially acceptable, even cool,...

Vaping now an epidemic among US high schoolers

A sharp spike in vaping and the use of e-cigarettes by students has grabbed the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration. The rapid spread of the fad was flagged in a 2016 report from the US surgeon general. It cited a 900% increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from 2011...

E-cigarette use by teens linked to later tobacco smoking, study says

'Strong and robust' linkage between vaping and subsequent tobacco use Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are at risk of graduating to tobacco smoking, a large Canadian study suggests. The study of more than 44,000 Grade 9 to 12 students in Ontario and Alberta, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), shows a "strong...

High-Nicotine E-Cigs May Be Gateway to Smoking for Teens

Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon after, new research shows. "We know that teens who vape e-cigarettes are much more likely to become conventional cigarette smokers," said study lead researcher Adam Leventhal. "Our study suggests that the nicotine in e-cigarettes may be a...