New Mexico attorney general sues vape maker, accusing it of marketing to minors

The complaint asks the court to order Juul Labs Inc. to pay for nicotine addiction prevention, addiction treatment, related health care, and related public education."

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Vaping among Canadian teens doubles in 2 years, new research shows

Experts say it shows no signs of slowing down unless stricter regulations are put in place immediately.

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Juul donated to New Jersey politicians even as they considered vaping restrictions

The donations from Juul Labs came even after Sweeney called for a ban on all vaping products.
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Smoking, vaping could be COVID-19 risk factors: Alberta's top doctor

Early indications show a clear link between smoking and serious illness in COVID-19 patients.

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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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Coronavirus threat gives strapped state health agencies a new crisis

The fragile state of public health defenses became clear this week.
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Multistate investigation of Juul could mean a settlement sooner than later, experts say

A 39-state agreement to jointly investigate Juul for foisting a teenage vaping epidemic on the country could lead to a quicker settlement.
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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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Trump budget cuts funding for health, science, environment agencies

Administration touts new initiatives in quantum computing and artificial intelligence.
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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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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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