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US probe of vaping illnesses focuses on THC from marijuana

US probe of vaping illnesses focuses on THC from marijuana

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

September 27, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials said Friday that their investigation into an outbreak of severe vaping-related illnesses is increasingly focused on products that contain the marijuana compound THC. Most of the 800 people who got sick vaped THC, the ingredient in marijuana that causes a high,...

Vaping illnesses, deaths reported nationwide

Vaping illnesses, deaths reported nationwide

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

September 23, 2019

Once seen as a cutting-edge nicotine alternative to cigarettes, recent cases of illnesses and deaths associated with e-cigarette products have called into question the safety of vaping materials. Illinois was the first state to report a death associated with vaping on Aug. 23, and the Illinois Depar...

Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

Matthew Peroni, Associated Press

September 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes to combat a recent surge in underage vaping . The Food and Drug Administration will develop guidelines to remove from the market all e-cigarette flavors except t...

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping

Don Babwin and Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

August 24, 2019

Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults. The Illinois Department of Public...

Juuls, teens and taxes

Juuls, teens and taxes

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

March 4, 2019

I enjoy cigarettes, I won’t lie. And I will admit that they have become sufficiently imbedded in my life. As I walk out the door each morning, I pat myself down and go through the checklist: phone, wallet, keys, cigarettes, lighter — the essentials. Every so often people will ask me why I like c...

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