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Vaping illnesses, deaths reported nationwide

Vaping illnesses, deaths reported nationwide

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

2:01 am

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...

Not to cool for school: Juuling offers a smoking alternative to adults and an introduction to nicotine for teenagers

Not to cool for school: Juuling offers a smoking alternative to adults and an introduction to nicotine for teenagers

Marissa De La Cerda, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018

What began as a product created to help adults stop smoking has instead created a new generation of smokers. The JUUL, a small, nicotine-heavy vape that strongly resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a USB port, has become a popular smoking device to teenagers and young adults. Teenagers in par...

Puff puff pass – in class?: How vapes are changing the futures of teenagers

Puff puff pass – in class?: How vapes are changing the futures of teenagers

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

May 7, 2018

As college students, it might be difficult to imagine high school students unapologetically vaping in classrooms. It’s common for us to see it on campus, as it’s legal and mostly normalized for college students to smoke. Most college students, I would hope, wouldn’t think to disrespect their profess...

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