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E-cigarette use falls sharply among teenagers, C.D.C. finds

The encouraging public health news was tempered by evidence that many high school users were taking advantage of a regulatory loophole to get access to flavored products.
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Vaping links to COVID risk are becoming clear

Researchers are starting to home in on the ways in which the use of e-cigarettes raises the chances of catching the virus, and suffering its worst effects.
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A new survey links vaping to higher COVID-19 risk

A Stanford University report shows that teens and young adults who use e-cigarettes are five to seven times more likely to test positive for the virus.
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Smoking, and possibly vaping, can increase risks of serious health consequences from COVID-19

Research shows that smoking cigarettes and other activities that inflame the lungs are linked to heightened risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

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No more cotton candy vaping products for youth, B.C. to restrict sales

The B.C. government has followed through on a promise to try to stop young people from vaping with regulations that prevent the sale of products that taste like anything but nicotine.

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Where there’s vape, there’s Rona Ambrose

Why did the former Tory health minister join the tobacco-tied, e-cigarette giant Juul?
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Lifting the veil on a controversial e-cigarette company—sort of

This week a corporate filing in California has provided a glimpse of those involved with a mysterious e-cigarette company.
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Philip Morris says cigarettes may start disappearing in a decade

The maker of Marlboro and Chesterfield cigarettes has been saying it sees a "smoke-free future," and now has started giving a concrete timeline.

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Lawmakers say Puff Bar used pandemic to market to teens

The e-cigarette company, which has quickly eclipsed Juul, has advertised its products as a break from “parental texts and WFH stress.”
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Smokers and vapers may be at greater risk for Covid-19

Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans are even being discussed.
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The world pushes back against e-cigarettes and Juul

Public health officials abroad fear the same youth vaping epidemic that has been declared in the United States.

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Get ready for Round Two of the vaping wars

Beginning May 12, manufacturers must prove their products benefit public health. Anti-tobacco groups hail the effort, but small companies see it as a threat.
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Vape shops face a choice: Close or rebrand?

Hundreds of stores are stocked almost entirely with flavored nicotine products that will soon be illegal to sell in New Jersey.
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Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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