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‘It’s like playing Russian roulette’: Florida father warns of vaping dangers after son’s trip to ICU

0 ‘It’s like playing Russian roulette’: Florida father warns of vaping dangers after son’s trip to ICU ORLANDO, Fla. – A Central Florida dad is warning others about the dangers of vaping after his family’s ordeal. Michael Dougherty said when his 20-year-old son Jimmy first began to get sick in September, he thought his son […]

Schools educating students about dangers of vaping

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — At Parkway West High School, it is Savannah Araya’s mission to help keep her fellow students safe. “One thing my mom has always taught me is that you have to connect, rather than correct,” said Araya, a high school senior. “Being a high school student, you can’t just lecture them that you’re […]

#EscapeTheVape aims to educate students on vaping dangers | WMBB

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — So far this year, the Center for Disease Control says 33 people have died in the United States from vaping or e-cigarette related illnesses. In the state of Florida, 68 vaping illnesses have been reported so far. The state has seen one death due to the epidemic. A school […]

My Turn: Carol Formica: Vaping underscores pot’s dangers – Opinion –

The Sept. 14 cartoon by Michael Ramirez spoke volumes. In the left frame was a picture of a distressed Uncle Sam with the words, “America has a huge drug problem,” hanging over his head. In the right frame, Uncle Sam smiled from ear to ear. Above his head it read, “So, let’s legalize pot.” While […]

Vaping illnesses continue to rise, with no cause in sight

The number of people sickened from vaping rose again Thursday, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 1,479 cases of what officials are now calling EVALI, short for “e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury.” That’s an increase of nearly 200 cases since this time last week. All states except Alaska have […]

Add Seizures to the Risks Associated with E-Cigarettes/Vapin… : Neurology Today

Article In Brief The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking more information about seizures that are possibly linked to vaping. Officials and neurologists discuss what’s known at this point about the risk for seizures and other complications. No caption available. As federal and state public health officials scramble to respond to the emergence of […]

Recent vaping death in Montana confirmed to not be from Missoula

The Missoula city-county health department tells KPAX there are no confirmed deaths or illnesses related to vaping in Missoula county. On Wednesday, MTN News reported the first death in Montana associated with vaping. The Department of Public Health and Human Services says the case involves a person in their late teens with a history of […]

Officials say Grayson County vaping incident should be a wake up call

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (WBKO) – An investigation by the Leitchfield Police Department continues into an incident at Grayson County High School on Tuesday that left a dozen students sick. Through the investigation, police learned all twelve students became sick after using a dab pen. At 13 News we wanted to take a deeper look into this […]

Minnesota man dies from vaping in Tennessee

Smallwood said Cameron was on anxiety medications and smoking weed to offset the side effects. She said he began vaping in July, and about three weeks ago he got sick. Smallwood said at first Evhen thought it was the flu, but when he got short of breath he was taken to the hospital. “They were […]

Americans Split On E-Cig Flavor Ban While Vaping Illness Spreads

A little more than half of Americans support a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and vapes, according to a poll out Thursday from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The poll shows that a slim majority of people older than 30 support a ban on flavored vapes. But most younger people — between the ages of 18 and […]

Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products

Oregon vape shops won a temporary stay Thursday on the governor’s flavored vaping ban from a state appeals court. The appeals court ruling appears to apply only to tobacco-based vaping products, sold under the oversight of the Oregon Health Authority. It apparently leaves the ban in place on marijuana vaping products regulated by the Oregon […]

Florida Attorney General Announces Probe of Vaping Industry

Pointing to a “growing epidemic” of vaping by teens, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said her office will investigate more than 20 companies to look at how they are marketing and selling electronic cigarettes. “It’s illegal under Florida law to sell these products to anyone under 18, yet vaping among our youth is out of […]

Manhattan parents sue Juul for hooking their teen on nicotene

Two Manhattan parents filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming their teenage daughter was sickened by e-cigarette giant Juul because the company illegally marketed the product to child using “big tobacco’s youth marketing playbook.” Parents Kathryn Fay and Ian Fay brought the civil suit against Juul Inc., as well as stakeholder Altria, cigarette company Phillip Morris […]

Johnson County Man Sues Juul After Getting Hooked On Vaping In High School

A Johnson County, Kansas, resident has filed a class action lawsuit claiming the country’s leading electronic cigarette maker, Juul Labs, fraudulently concealed the addictive nature of its vaping products and misrepresented their safety. Isaac Gant says he began vaping as a senior in high school four years ago and now is addicted to nicotine, suffers […]

King County sues e-cigarette company JUUL

King County has filed a lawsuit against JUUL Labs, the largest e-cigarette company in the nation.  The lawsuit claims that 90% of tobacco and nicotine violations in Seattle Public Schools during the 2017-2018 school year were for vaping — and more than 60% of those violations were for JUUL use specifically.  King County […]

Shawnee Mission And Blue Valley Join Growing Number Of School Districts Suing Juul Labs

The Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley school districts on Monday joined at least five other school districts nationwide that have authorized lawsuits against the country’s leading e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs.  Both districts approved resolutions seeking damages they claim they’ve incurred as a result of students’ use of the devices. “If they don’t vape on a […]

Massachusetts reports more vaping-related lung illnesses

BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Massachusetts are reporting 10 more confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses. The Department of Public Health said Wednesday the 10 new cases brings to 29 the number of such illnesses among Massachusetts residents. Those cases have been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

Michigan defends ban on flavored vapes but ban is on hold, for now

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended her emergency ban on flavored vapor products in response to a federal lawsuit filed by Grand Rapids-based Mister E-Liquid. The company, an online wholesaler with five retail stores in Michigan, sought a temporary restraining order to prevent the emergency rule from taking effect. U.S. District Judge Robert […]