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-friendly…

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.”  

As soon as next week, the FDA is expected to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in thousands of US retail outlets and impose new rules for online sales. Gas stations and convenience stores will be barred from selling the products, but they will still be available in…

An August 2016 FDA rule banned sales of new e-cigarettes without regulatory approval. But Juul and other products already on the market remain exempt until 2022.  

Yesterday, the FDA launched its largest coordinated enforcement action ever: A crackdown on some 1,300 retailers—Walgreens, Walmart, and 7-Eleven among them—who allegedly peddle e-cigarettes to minors. Flavored e-cigarette liquids like mango and “cherry crush” could also…