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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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Juul bought ads appearing on Cartoon Network and other youth sites, suit claims

The case, brought by Massachusetts after a lengthy investigation, presents some of the strongest evidence the vaping company was marketing to teenagers.
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Teens find a big loophole in the new flavored vaping ban

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Most flavored e-cigarette pods banned as of Feb. 6: FAQ

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Smoking in the crosshairs: Bill raising Hawaii’s legal tobacco age to 25 passes House committee

Hawaii could mark another first in the nation by increasing the minimum age to 25 to purchase tobacco and electronic smoking devices.
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How vaping became a public health crisis

Millions of Americans, some of them teens who never would’ve picked up a cigarette, are vaping. Last year’s panic might be the least of our worries.
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The art of scientific deception: How corporations use "mercenary science" to evade regulation

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How these jail officials profit from selling e-cigarettes to inmates

Many cash-strapped Kentucky jails prop up their budgets by selling e-cigarettes to inmates, making more than $1.3 million in 2018 as they overlooked the health concerns of vaping products.

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Surgeon general says 'shocking' portion of people aren't told to stop smoking

In a new report, he cited a number of helpful smoking cessation methods but said that e-cigarettes haven’t yet been proven to be an effective method.
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Vaping kills a 15-year-old in Texas

The teenager was the youngest to die so far in the outbreak of lung illnesses that affected thousands of people.
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