Tag Archives: vaping

Texas Man Dies After Vaping Pen Explodes [VIDEO]

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: A 24-year-old Fort Worth man died last month after his vape pen exploded in his face, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. William Brown was at a vaporizer store in Keller when it happened. His grandmother, Alice Brown, said he had just purchased the device and was using it for the first time …

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E-Cigs More Effective Than Patches To Stop Smoking

The New York Times reports: It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like …

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FDA Head Threatens To Pull E-Cigarettes Off The Market

NBC News reports: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb made his most direct threat yet against e-cigarette companies Friday, saying they face an “existential threat” if they don’t stop marketing to youth. Gottlieb said he was horrified at the recent rapid rise in teen vaping. He called out the most popular product — Juul— by name and said …

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Tobacco Giant Altria Takes $13 Billion Stake In Juul Labs

TechCrunch report: After a long year fighting underage use of its products, Juul Labs has today struck a deal with Altria Group, the owners of Philip Morris USA and makers of Marlboro cigarettes. The deal values Juul at $38 billion, according to Bloomberg, and injects the company with a fresh $12.8 billion in exchange for a 35 percent stake in …

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Vaping Giant Juul Labs To Suspend Most Retail Sales

The New York Times reports: Facing mounting government pressure and a public backlash over the epidemic of teenage vaping, Juul Labs announced on Tuesday that it would stop selling most of its flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores and would discontinue its social media promotions. The decision by the San Francisco-based company, which has more than 70 percent of the …

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Vape Crackdown: FDA To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The Washington Post reports: The Food and Drug Administration, alarmed by a huge increase in vaping among minors, is expected to impose severe restrictions on the sale of most e-cigarettes products throughout the United States — actions that will likely have a significant impact on an industry that has grown exponentially in recent years with little government oversight. As soon …

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FDA Threatens To Shut Down E-Cigarette Companies

CNBC reports: The Food and Drug Administration is threatening to pull new e-cigarette products from shelves if the companies don’t prove they’re selling the items legally. The FDA sent letters on Friday to 21 e-cigarette manufacturers requesting information to investigate whether they illegally introduced more than 40 new devices and nicotine liquids to the market without receiving agency approval. Business …

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FDA Raids Headquarters Of Vaping Giant Juul Labs

Gizmodo reports: In its ongoing crusade against rad teens, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it raided the headquarters of Juul Labs, which is under investigation for potentially marketing e-cigarettes to children. The “unannounced on-site inspection,” executed on Friday, resulted in the seizure of “thousands of pages of documents,” according to the FDA. The surprise inspection of Juul …

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NEW YORK CITY: Smoking Rights Group Loses Appellate Court Battle Against Ban On Vaping In Public Places

The New York Daily News reports: People who puff on e-cigarettes have to follow the same rules as smokers who use tobacco in New York City, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The ban on vaping in public places like bars, bistros and beaches took effect in 2014, but was challenged in court as unconstitutional by a smokers’ rights group. Citizens …

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