FDA nears deadline to decide the fate of vapes

Sep 8, 2021
The regulator will decide whether e-cigarettes products, including those from major brands like Juul and Vuse, can stay on the market.
Vaping and e-cigarette products are displayed in a store on Dec. 19, 2019 in New York City. The FDA is closing in on making possible vaping restrictions.
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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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San Francisco poised to ban e-cigarettes

Jun 25, 2019
The San Francisco board of supervisors is set to vote on Tuesday to ban e-cigarettes.
Christopher Chin blows vapor from an e-cigarette at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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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 […]

Drug use is down among teenagers, but vaping is up big

Dec 18, 2018
The use of e-cigarettes has nearly doubled since last year.
Vaping products are displayed at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California.
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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. 

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New surgeon general report says vaping is a threat to kids

Dec 8, 2016
E-cigs are popular among high schoolers, but the government says the nicotine can hurt developing brains.
E-cigarettes are displayed at Gone With the Smoke Vapor Lounge on May 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. 
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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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As cigarette sales shrink, so do tobacco settlement payouts to states

Apr 15, 2016
Critics say not enough of the money goes to smoking prevention programs.
States are seeing about a 4.5 percent decrease in settlement payments from the tobacco industry each year.
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