More than 200 people have arrived at emergency rooms across the country with vaping-connected respiratory illnesses, prompting the CDC to issue a health alert on Friday.  Patients have severe shortness of breath, often following days of vomiting, fever and fatigue, forcing…

Regulatory gaps and legal roadblocks are frustrating efforts to pinpoint the cause of critical lung disease suddenly striking teens and young adults who vape.  Until now, the FDA has neither reviewed nor regulated vape products. But 193 potential cases of lung disease and…

India is proposing an all-out ban on e-cigarettes—complete with fines and jail terms for offenders, according to a draft executive order seen by Reuters.   Repeat offenders could face $7,000 penalties and up to 3 years behind bars. 16 Indian states have already barred the…

Just a few puffs of e-cigarette vapor—even with no nicotine, no flavorings—can have a major and immediate adverse effect on vascular systems, according to research published yesterday.  

The CDC is investigating a cluster of hospitalizations in several states that have just one thing in common: vaping. Over 120 cases of lung disease may be linked to the devices, CNN reports.  

Pressured to curb teen use, Juul Labs stopped selling fruity, sweet-flavored nicotine pods in stores last year. Then competitors rushed in.   Now Juul—claiming to be concerned about teen safety, not profits—is firing lawsuits at its competitors, whose cheaper, teen-…

Armed with tempting sums of cash, Juul Labs has been aggressively recruiting e-cigarette researchers in a bid to show the FDA—by 2022—that its blockbuster vape products are a “net public health good” when it comes to promoting smoking cessation, Sheila Kaplan reports.…

North Carolina is suing Juul Labs for allegedly deceiving the public about the dangers of nicotine and for aggressively marketing vapes to young people. The state is now the first to take legal action against the vaping giant. The complaint seeks to go further than FDA…

E-cigarettes have single-handedly erased progress against teen tobacco use, according to a damning US CDC report published yesterday. Among American youth, cigarette smoking had been declining since the late 1990s. But from 2017-2018, tobacco use among high schoolers rose…

Teen vaping shot up 75% among high schoolers in 2017. And while e-cig company Juul denies marketing products directly to youths, a new white paper by Stanford University researchers concluded that Juul’s 2015-2018 advertising “was patently youth-oriented.”