Tag Archives: vaping

Federal Court Temporarily Blocks FDA Ban On Juul Sales

The New York Times reports: A federal appeals court on Friday granted a temporary reprieve to Juul Labs that will allow it to keep its e-cigarettes on the market, pending further court review of a decision just a day earlier by the Food and Drug Administration to ban sales of the company’s products. It will be up to the appeals …

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FDA Orders Juul Brand To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

The New York Times reports: The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered Juul to stop selling e-cigarettes on the U.S. market, a profoundly damaging blow to a once-popular company whose brand was blamed for the teenage vaping crisis. The order affects all of Juul’s products on the U.S. market, the overwhelming source of the company’s sales. Juul’s sleek vaping …

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Hannity Vows To Vape On-Air If FDA Bans His Beloved Juul Brand: “They Can Come And Arrest Me” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Sean Hannity pledged to vape a Juul e-cigarette on air if the FDA’s plan to ban the devices is implemented. The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday the FDA is preparing to order Juul to all of its e-cigs off the market. Hannity is a noted e-cig enthusiast and last year was caught vaping on air after a …

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FDA Approves E-Cigarette Products For First Time

The Washington Post reports: The Food and Drug Administration authorized a set of e-cigarette products for sale in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after it concluded that the benefit to adult cigarette smokers outweighed the risk posed to young people. The authorization of an e-cigarette device and two accompanying nicotine cartridge products, which are sold under …

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Sean Hannity Caught Vaping On Air: “Uh Oh!” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Fox host Sean Hannity got caught on air chilling and vaping a little too long on Thursday night. After the last commercial break of the show, Hannity’s graphics cued up and he appeared on screen as usual, but he apparently wasn’t ready, as he was still wearing reading glasses and had a vape pen in his mouth. A …

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Trump Regrets Enacting His “Fucking Vaping” Ban

Axios reports: President Trump told his health secretary yesterday that he regrets getting involved in the administration’s policy on vaping, according to two sources familiar with the conversation. “I should never have done that f***ing vaping thing,” Trump said during an impromptu call on speakerphone in an Oval Office meeting. The administration’s ban on flavored vapes is one of its …

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California Senate Seeks To Widen Federal Vaping Ban

The Los Angeles Times reports: Days after concerns over youth vaping led the Trump administration to announce a partial ban on many e-cigarette pods, California lawmakers on Monday introduced a much stronger measure to outlaw store sales of all flavored tobacco products. The proposal would go far beyond the federal government’s plan, announced Thursday, for a temporary ban on many …

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Trump Admin Bans Some Flavored Vaping Products

CNBC reports: The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has issued a ban on flavored vaping products, with the exception of tobacco and menthol. Under the new rule, companies that do not stop the distribution of fruit and mint flavors within 30 days are at risk of regulatory action by the FDA, the agency said. “The United States has …

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Trump Suggests Vaping Ban Will Be Temporary [VIDEO]

PBS NewsHour reports: On Tuesday, Trump suggested a ban of flavored e-cigarettes might be temporary. “Hopefully, if everything’s safe, they’re going to be going very quickly back onto the market,” he told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he was hosting a New Year’s Eve party. “People have died from this, they died from vaping,” the Republican president …

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Federal Vaping Ban May Be Coming After All

Bloomberg News reports: A possible ban on flavored e-cigarettes appears to be back on the table, as the White House is currently reviewing a new guidance from the FDA. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) began reviewing the guidance from FDA on Dec. 26. The administration finished reviewing an earlier version of the guidance in November, but …

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FDA: The New Smoking Age Of 21 Is Now In Effect

As of today, the new smoking age is in effect: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially raised the legal age to buy tobacco products in the United States from 18 to 21. The move applies to all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping cartridges, and comes after President Trump last week signed a $1.4 trillion spending package that included …

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Congress Votes To Raise National Smoking Age To 21

Agence France-Press reports: The US Congress voted Thursday to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 across the country, a move intended to stem the rising tide of youth vaping. Passed by the Senate as part of a wider budgetary bill, it will take effect next year and will mean that tobacco and e-cigarettes …

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Vaping Sends Youth Tobacco Use To 19-Year High

Axios reports: New data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey show that 6.2 million middle school and high school students use tobacco, the highest level since 2000. Why it matters: Tobacco use among middle schoolers and high schoolers remains high thanks to the popularity of e-cigarettes. Health advocates and some states are blaming misleading advertising, media and inconspicuous vape devices …

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Massachusetts Is First State To Ban Flavored Vapes

Boston’s NPR affiliate reports: Gov. Charlie Baker has signed one of the most sweeping laws pertaining to vaping and flavored tobacco products in the country. The new law will affect flavored tobacco and vaping sales. Retailers will no longer be allowed to sell flavored vape cartridges. They will be able to sell devices that deliver nicotine, but not flavored nicotine. …

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NEW YORK CITY: Protesters Shower Lawmakers With Dollar Bills After Vote To Ban Flavored Vapes [VIDEO]

Courthouse News reports: The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly today to ban the sale of flavored vape products, responding to a public health crisis where sweet-smelling mango and mint products are thought to target teen users. “New York cannot and will not wait,” said Council Speaker Corey Johnson, himself a former smoker who quit with the help of e-cigarettes. …

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AMA Calls For Immediate Ban On All Vaping Products

Time Magazine reports: The American Medical Association is calling for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance Tuesday at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the industry is sure to fight back. The AMA cited the …

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Trump Flips On Vaping Ban Due To Reelection Fears

The New York Times reports: On Nov. 11, Mr. Trump tweeted that he would be “meeting with representatives of the vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the vaping and E-cigarette dilemma.” The announcement on Twitter took West Wing advisers by surprise, and one senior official said no meeting …

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Apple To Remove All Vaping Apps From Its App Store

Axios reports: Amid growing health concerns over e-cigarettes, Apple will remove all 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store this morning, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The move comes after at least 42 people have died from vaping-related lung illness, per the CDC. Most of those people had been using cartridges containing THC, though some exclusively used nicotine …

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Trump Says US Will Raise Vaping Age To 21 [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump said Friday he wants to raise the legal age for vaping as the industry comes under fire for targeting youth and questions emerge over the health impacts of e-cigarettes. Trump, speaking to reporters as he left the White House, said the U.S. would announce a plan next week that would likely raise the legal age …

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Trump Admin Mulls Retreat From Vaping Ban

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is considering backing away from a pledge to ban popular mint and menthol vaping products — part of an effort to stem use among kids and curb a growing health crisis — as e-cigarette advocates press to preserve some flavors for adults. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said last month that …

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