Study suggests taxes on e-cigarettes have an unintended consequence

Dec 31, 2019
A new NBER paper finds that taxes on e-cigarettes create barriers for adults looking to use e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking.
People take part in a rally at the steps of City Hall after New York City Council vote on legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes on November 26, 2019.
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Juul replaces its CEO and tries to make nice with the FDA

Sep 25, 2019
The company also said it would stop advertising in the U.S. and won't lobby the Food and Drug Administration on flavored e-cigarette regulation.
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Juul struggles to secure research on the effects vaping has on health

Sep 16, 2019
With vaping under intense scrutiny and a deadline of May 2020 to apply for FDA approval, the company is under pressure.
A man smokes an electronic cigarette.
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Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes

Sep 5, 2019
San Francisco banned the sale of e-cigarettes earlier this year. Now Michigan becomes the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes.
A variety of e-cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York in 2013 in New York City.
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Marlboro manufacturer makes a big bet that the future is vaping

Dec 20, 2018
Today the Altria Group – the tobacco giant that used to be known as Philip Morris – announced it’s spending $12.8 billion to buy a 35 percent stake in Juul Labs. That’s the e-cigarette maker that dominates the vaping market here in the U.S., and which some public-health advocates worry is getting another generation hooked […]

E-cigarette maker JUUL faces challenge from feds

Apr 27, 2018
E-cigarette manufacturer JUUL has aimed its product at adult smokers looking to quit. But now JUUL, with its brightly-colored, fruit-flavored refill cartridges, has caught on big with teenagers. The Food and Drug Administration stepped in this week. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Smoking rates are down, but that doesn't tell the whole story

Aug 5, 2016
A government analysis found broad surveys are masking high smoking numbers among Korean-Americans and Puerto Ricans.
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FDA rules spell changes for vaping and hookah lounges

May 6, 2016
New FDA rules put restrictions on tobacco products, which will affect venues catering to their use.
Hookah pipes at a lounge in San Jose, California.
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What are the FDA's new e-cigarette regulations?

May 5, 2016
The administration's new rules take aim at many parts of the emerging business.

Congress weighing stronger FDA rules on e-cigs

Aug 5, 2015
In the meantime, some communities have made their own regulations.