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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...

Agencies to share data after illness linked to pot retailers

Dec. 10, 2019 2:22 PM EST

Two Massachusetts agencies have agreed to share data with each other to investigate whether six probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses are linked to state-licensed marijuana retailers, as health officials suggested last week. The state's Cannabis Control Commission and the Department of Public Health...

Mississippi school district sues maker of e-cigarettes

Dec. 10, 2019 1:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A school district in Mississippi is suing the largest e-cigarette maker in the U.S., saying that Juul Labs is deceptively marketing its products to teenagers and causing young people to become addicted. The Jefferson County School District filed the lawsuit Dec. 5 in federal court in...

Mesa council adds vaping to citywide no-smoking regulations

Dec. 9, 2019 9:14 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Mesa City Council has approved an ordinance that updates the city code to add vaping and the use of vaping devices to existing citywide no-smoking regulations. The ordinance prohibits vaping in the same manner and places where smoking tobacco is prohibited, which includes city...

5th illness tied to vaping reported in Las Vegas area

Dec. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A regional health authority is reporting the Las Vegas area’s fifth case of respiratory illness linked to an e-cigarette or vaping product. The Southern Nevada Health District says the fifth case was found in a person who was older than 18. The first case in Clark County as reported...

Lawrence district considers suing e-cigarette maker Juul

Dec. 9, 2019 9:25 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Another Kansas school district is considering suing a leading e-cigarette maker. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the school board will consider Monday whether to join legal action against Juul. The potential litigation would seek to recoup money the district says it has spent...

Massachusetts high court delays hearing on vaping ban suit

Dec. 7, 2019 2:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court is holding off hearing arguments in the vaping industry's challenge of the state's temporary ban on vapor products. The state Supreme Judicial Court said in an order released Friday that Monday's planned court hearing in an appeal brought by the Vapor Technology...

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Dec. 6, 2019 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of...

State: 6 lung illnesses linked to regulated pot vapes

Dec. 6, 2019 8:31 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Six Massachusetts residents with probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses said they used products purchased from state-licensed marijuana dispensaries, according to information released Thursday. It is the first time the state Department of Health has linked illnesses to vaping...

Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

Dec. 4, 2019 5:51 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks to force...