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 1…

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-friendly…

Juul paid for access to young people, according to testimony in a US Congressional hearing to determine the company’s role in a youth vaping epidemic that has spiraled since the company’s 2015 launch.  

A new study contradicts earlier findings that legalizing medical marijuana reduces the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, ScienceDaily reports.  

Tobacco is a big reason that the world isn’t on track to meet a key Sustainable Development Goal: Cut NCD premature mortality by one-third by 2030, the WHO reports. It marks World No Tobacco Day today with a call today for governments to prioritize tobacco control.  …

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.…

Public health and anti-tobacco organizations put social media giants on notice to stop giving a platform to Big Tobacco’s hired influencers.