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Washington's Clark County reports 1st vaping-related illness

Dec. 13, 2019 10:32 AM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Health officials say the first case of severe lung illness associated with vaping has been reported in Vancouver's Clark County. KGW-TV reports a woman in her 40s was hospitalized for a lung injury after she reportedly vaped products containing nicotine and THC. The products were...

Massachusetts retailers can again sell pot vaping products

Dec. 12, 2019 7:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts marijuana retailers can again begin selling vaping products, provided they are newly manufactured and screened for contaminants. The Cannabis Control Commission made the announcement Thursday. It's not immediately clear when the products will be available for purchase. The order...

Illinois sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth marketing

Dec. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has become the latest state to sue the country's biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging in a lawsuit filed Thursday that Juul Labs Inc., used deceptive marketing practices to entice minors and misrepresented the amount of nicotine in its products. State Attorney General Kwame Raoul...

New York tries to keep alive flavored e-cigarette ban

Dec. 12, 2019 3:44 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is still held up in court, but a state council voted Thursday to keep it alive in case the judge rules in the state's favor. The state's Public Health and Health Planning Council voted Thursday to keep the emergency ban on the books for another 90...

Vaping illness death count surpasses 50 in US

Dec. 12, 2019 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The death toll in the vaping illness outbreak has topped 50, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The 52 deaths in 26 states are among the 2,409 hospitalized cases that have been reported across the nation this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Hospitalized cases...

Massachusetts officials rescind ban on vaping product sales

Dec. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Retailers in Massachusetts will once again be allowed to sell unflavored vaping products after state officials on Wednesday ended an emergency ban on their sale and approved new restrictions on flavored vaping products. The state’s Public Health Council on Wednesday voted to rescind a...

Iowa governor launches anti-vaping social media campaign

Dec. 11, 2019 3:16 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday announced a a public service campaign to address increased vaping by Iowa teenagers with a focus on social media and information programs for parents and students in schools. Reynolds said increasing awareness and education on the known risks of vaping...

Yakima County sees first vaping-related illness, 20 in state

Dec. 11, 2019 10:14 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials in Washington state have announced the first case of vaping-related illness in Yakima County increasing the number of cases in the state to 20. The patient in his or her 20s was not identified, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported Tuesday. The common product in each of...

Kansas state board asks districts to pass strict vaping bans

Dec. 11, 2019 9:57 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education has voted to encourage school districts to pass strict vaping bans. The policy approved unanimously Tuesday calls for prohibiting students and staff from using, possessing or promoting any tobacco products, including vape pens, while they’re on...

Kansas board urges schools to ban vaping, even for visitors

Dec. 10, 2019 5:31 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education is encouraging the state's local public school districts to prohibit vaping and to include staff and any visitors at school activities in the ban along with students. The Kansas City Star reports that the board unanimously approved a policy Tuesday...