e-cigarette News

39 States Investigating E-Cigarette Maker Juul Over Marketing to Underage Users

A group of 39 state attorneys general on Tuesday announced an investigation into Juul Labs Inc.’s marketing practices, adding to mounting legal and regulatory problems for the e-cigarette maker over its role in the nation’s youth vaping epidemic. The probe, …

U.K. Embraces E-cigarettes, as U.S. Scrambles to Crack Down on Vaping

While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to promote e-cigarettes “as widely as possible” to …

How Early Signs of Lung Effects of Vaping Were Missed and Downplayed

Scientists, regulators and e-cigarette proponents missed, ignored or downplayed signs that vaping could significantly damage the lungs for nearly a decade, a review of medical literature, government documents and interviews with doctors shows. At least 15 incidents of lung injuries …

Vaping Lung Illness May Be Linked to Cannabis Product, Say Health Officials

Severe, mysterious lung illnesses that have struck more than 200 people around the country may be tied to an ingredient in cannabis-containing vapor products, said the New York State Department of Health. New York and other states, as well as …

U.S. Investigating Lung Diseases Linked to e-Cigarettes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that …

FDA Probing Reports of Seizures by Users of E-Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration said that it is investigating a small number of reports over several years of e-cigarette users experiencing seizures. The potential link was seen mostly in young vapers, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Principal Deputy Commissioner …

FDA Targets E-Cigarette Makers in Push to Curb Epidemic of Youth Vaping

The U.S. government signaled that it is prepared to adopt a tougher stance on electronic cigarettes in order to stem an epidemic of use by teens and children, after taking a more cautious approach last year. The Food and Drug …

E-Cigarette Explosion Injures Florida Woman, Destroys Car

A Florida woman says an e-cigarette exploded as she took a puff, knocking her teeth loose and catching her rental car on fire. Cassandra Koziol told the Naples Daily News she had parked her car outside a friend’s house Feb. …

Three California Men File Suits After E-Cigarette Batteries Explode

Three California men have filed lawsuits against manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of electronic cigarettes, claiming the products’ batteries exploded, causing severe injuries. The Los Angeles Daily News reported that the three men, one of whom is a former L.A. Galaxy …