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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...