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Exclusive: Report finds TV tobacco imagery persists, and says young viewers turn to vaping

When young viewers see smoking on television, it can increase the likelihood they will try e-cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind study, part of a new report on tobacco and smoking imagery on TV. The study, published in the scholarly journal Preventive Medicine and referenced in the third annual report on TV and smoking by public health group Truth Initiative,...

School Districts Are Suing Walgreens Over Youth Vaping

Time for an update on that other epidemic affecting the nation's school districts: vaping. In the beginning weeks of 2020, an effort by dozens of school districts to force e-cigarette manufacturers and distributors to help defray the costs of monitoring, treatment, and prevention program for youth seemed to be gathering steam. Close to 100...

One of Juul’s Co-Inventors Is Leaving the Company

A co-inventor of Juul Labs Inc.’s e-cigarette left the company on Monday, people familiar with the matter said. Cole Hatton, who was Juul’s principal engineer, was one of the firm’s first employees. He’s also named on the patent for the Juul device as a co-inventor, along with the company’s co-founders, Adam Bowen and James...

Academic Scholarships for High School Kids Offered by Vaping Industry

Searching online, researchers found 21 vaping-related entities - including manufacturers, distributors and review websites - offering a total of 40 scholarships to high school and college students in the U.S., according to the report in the journal Tobacco Control. "E-cigarette scholarships to youth and young adults are concerning particularly now because of the vaping...

Juul stops selling mint-flavored vape pods in U.S., keeps menthol

Juul Labs Inc. said Thursday that it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step came days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high school students who use e-cigarettes and that many prefer...

Teens Who Vape: Who Are They?

High School. A time when many of us try new things. One of those things is vaping or “Juuling.” In the past three years, I have seen a big increase in the number of friends and classmates who vape or “Juul.” I hear so much about how vaping is a huge problem, but...