U.S. health officials said there are 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing.
Congressional Democrats threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the e-cigarette maker does not provide documents relating to the company’s products and marketing practices, as a House panel looks into whether Juul deliberately targeted children.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping.
New Jersey could become the latest state to restrict e-cigarette use, with the governor launching a task force to find ways to curb vaping, linked by U.S. health officials to hundreds of respiratory illnesses and a half-dozen deaths.
The Trump administration announced plans to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction.
Health investigators are casting a wide net to understand what is sickening hundreds of vapers across the United States and still have not ruled out any product on the market.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes statewide in an effort to protect young people from the unknown consequences of vaping.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in Illinois who died after being hospitalized.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration carved out new recommendations for makers of e-cigarettes, or vapes, including guidelines on how to address public health issues while designing their products.