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Q&A: Vaping and lung disease: This doctor saw the link four years ago

Dr. John E. Parker was working at a West Virginia hospital in 2015 when a 31-year-old female patient was admitted with acute respiratory problems. A team of doctors ultimately suspected that her mysterious case of lipoid pneumonia might be related to vaping and weren’t sure they had seen anything like it before. The doctors were intrigued enough...

Vaping Sicknesses Rising: 153 Cases Reported in 16 States

Sixteen states have now reported 153 cases of serious, vaping-related respiratory illnesses in the past two months, and many of the patients are teenagers or young adults. In a statement on Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that all of the cases occurred in people who acknowledged vaping either nicotine or...

Vaping May Harm Your Blood Flow—Even Without Nicotine

Smoking isn’t good for you. But e-cigarettes, with their sleek, USB bodies and mango-flavored cartridges, promised a sweeter, safer future. No tar, no combustion, no problem. But that picture is getting more complicated. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control announced that it is opening an investigation into the health effects of smoking...

Local officials blame spike in ‘wet lung’ syndrome on vaping. Here’s what we know

South Valley public health officials are warning people who vape they may be exposing themselves to a potentially dangerous respiratory illness. In recent months, health officials have reported a spike of people in Kings, Fresno, and Tulare counties being admitted to hospitals with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) or wet lung. Wet lung is a severe pulmonary condition...

FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures after vaping

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating 127 cases of people suffering from seizures after vaping, the agency announced Wednesday. The agency received about 92 new reports of people, especially kids and young adults, experiencing seizures after using e-cigarettes since it first announced its investigation into the issue in April. The FDA said it’s...

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,...

Hawaii Efforts To Stop Youth Vaping Stalls As Use Increases

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, in Honolulu for a medical convention, raised alarms earlier this week about the heavy use of e-cigarettes by Hawaii’s youth. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Hawaii number two among states for children grades 6 to 12 who are vaping. Hawaii's e-cigarette usage by its...

Attorney General Tong announces investigation into e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs, Inc.

Connecticut’s attorney general made a big announcement when it comes to vaping. E-cigarettes have become quite controversial recently, especially with the impact they’re having on young people. Attorney General William Tong announced an investigation into Juul Labs, Incorporated on Wednesday. Juul Labs, Inc. is the company producing electronic cigarettes. Juul says the product was created...

Irritating Compounds Can Show Up In ‘Vape Juice’

Scientists don't know much yet about the long-term effects of "vape juice," the liquid used in e-cigarettes and vaporizers. But researchers analyzing the liquid and the vapor produced when it's heated say some kinds of e-liquids are reacting to form irritating chemicals called acetals while they're sitting on shelves. More than 3 million young...

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...

If You Thought Vaping Was Safe, Kansas Researchers Have Bad News

Many people figure vaping spares their health because it lets them inhale nicotine in aerosols instead of sucking in smoke from burning cigarettes. New research from the University of Kansas casts doubt on that, raising the specter that vaping nicotine may cause some of the same respiratory problems that plague and even kill smokers...

Child killed after consuming mother’s vape liquid

An Australian infant died in June after consuming his mother's liquid nicotine, the Coroners Court heard this week. The 19-month-old from Melbourne was found with one of his mother's bottles of liquid in his mouth, AAP reports. He was rushed to hospital but died 11 days later. The court heard on Monday that the mother...

E-cigarettes may damage brain stem cells: study

Puffing on electronic cigarettes can damage neural stem cells important to brain function, a new study says. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside found that e-cigarettes produce a stress response in neural stem cells, researchers at the University of California at Riverside reported in a study published in the interdisciplinary open-access journal iScience. E-cigarette...

Stem cell study reveals most toxic vape flavors

Your favorite vape flavor may be more harmful than the nicotine itself. Using stem cells to investigate the impact of e-liquids on cardiovascular disease, a new study has revealed the harmful effects of flavored e-cigarette liquids and e-cigarette use. The most toxic flavors: cinnamon and menthol. Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine...

Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

Steering clear of folks who are coughing and sneezing is one way to prevent catching the flu. Avoiding e-cigarettes may be another, new research suggests. In a small study including smokers, e-cigarette users and nonsmokers, researchers saw that both traditional cigarette smokers and "vapers" were more susceptible to flu. But cigarettes and e-cigarettes appeared to...

Colorado’s new trash problem: Vape pods

Kristen Lewis keeps a brown cardboard box in her office at Boulder High School. It’s filled with vape pens like JUULs, the leading brand of e-cigarettes, dozens of the pods that carry nicotine liquid, and a lonely box of Marlboros. “This is what I call the box of death,” she said. “This is everything...

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...

Vaping poses grave worry for pediatricians

Chemicals may pose short and long-term health consequences for teens To some middle school and older elementary school aged children vaping,  which produces an aerosol from a heated and flavored nicotine liquid may seem like a harmless and fun thing to do with friends, however, the reality of vaping paints a dangerous picture. The California...

Close call: Teen driver suffers seizure after vaping

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The federal government is investigating new concerns about vaping and a possible link to seizures — an issue that's become personal for 24 Hour News 8’s Barton Deiters. His 17-year-old daughter, Sophie, was driving in Grandville when she had a seizure after taking a drag off a friend’s vape. It happened around 5 p.m. Friday when Sophie was...

Vapes are full of flavors—and fungi

Your lungs could be the ones to suffer. When they first came on the market, industry advocates originally touted vapes—electronic nicotine delivery systems such as a JUUL—as a smoking cessation aid. In the time since, they’ve exploded in popularity among young people, leading to worries that brands like JUUL are contributing to a new...

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...

JUUL electronic cigarette products linked to cellular damage

Little is known about the potential health effects of JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents. The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has a growing concern about this uptick in their use because these electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine—a highly addictive stimulant, with potential to affect the still-developing...

FDA warns companies marketing drug-imitating e-liquids

The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters Thursday to Undisputed Worldwide and EZ Fumes for manufacturing, selling and/or distributing nicotine-containing e-liquids with misleading labeling and/or advertising that imitate prescription cough syrup. Federal regulators said these products put both children and adults at risk of e-liquid poisoning because they appear to be ingestible when...

Nicotine-induced seizures could be a side effect of vaping

The FDA is investigating 35 cases of seizures that were reported after e-cigarette use. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether nicotine-induced seizures are a potential side effect of vaping. In the past decade, the agency has received at least 35 reports of seizures — sudden and uncontrolled disturbances in the brain — following...

12 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Vaping

Vaping can be just as damaging to your health as smoking. But the minute you kick the habit, you’ll feel a difference. Here’s a play by play. What is vaping? Vaping is the use of electronic cigarettes—e-cigarettes. Vaping became mainstream in the United States in the late 2000s. When e-cigarettes first hit the market, many...

Vaping may be more dangerous than we realized

E-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes but that doesn’t mean they’re harmless. When e-cigarettes first appeared on store shelves a few years back, they were marketed as a sleek, discreet technology that could help adult smokers kick a potentially deadly habit. Flash forward to 2018, the year the Juul vape device took over three-quarters of the...

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...

Mom says son’s vaping overdose at school nearly killed him

The mother of a teen who recently overdosed after vaping THC wax is speaking out, hoping other kids and parents become aware of the danger. THC is the active ingredient in cannabis. Lacey Turner, of Butts County, wants to spare other parents the anguish that she and her son Bailey went through. Turner told Channel 2’s Tom Regan...

‘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...

Combusted vape pen shuts down Gloversville Middle School

Student taken to hospital with burns A "vape pen" e-cigarette combusted inside a students pocket at Gloversville Middle School Friday, injuring the student and temporarily shutting down the school, the school district said. The Gloversville Enlarged School District issued a news release Friday explaining that smoke from the malfunctioning vape pen triggered the middle school's...

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...

Vaping incident hospitalizes 4 students

LCS 9th-grade students experience ‘medical distress’ Four Lapeer Community Schools ninth-grade students were hospitalized after “ingesting” an unknown substance through a vape pen late Wednesday morning. At approximately 10:06 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Lapeer Police Dept. officers were dispatched to Lapeer High School responding to reports of “students experiencing medical distress,” said Lapeer Chief Dave...