• UCLA: Women who vape more likely to have low birth weight babies

    Vaping during pregnancy makes women 33% more likely to have a low birth weight baby than expectant mothers who don’t use electronic cigarettes, according to a UCLA-led study released Wednesday. Low birth weight babies — those weighing less than 5.5 pounds — often require specialized medical care and are at greater risk of early-life complications […]

  • How smoking, vaping and drug use might increase risks from Covid-19

    (CNN) — Earlier this month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Covid-19 recommendations to specifically target older adults and people with serious underlying medical conditions. They labeled this group as “higher risk.” However, another group of people could be particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and hasn’t received as much attention: people who smoke, vape or have […]

  • House passes sweeping restrictions on flavored vaping and tobacco products

    (CNN) — Lawmakers in the House passed a bill Friday to impose sweeping restrictions on flavored vaping and tobacco products. The legislation, which would ban flavored tobacco products, including menthol-flavored vaping products and cigarettes, passed with a vote of 213-195. The move comes after the White House announced a ban on most flavored vaping products last month. […]

  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will include vaping devices

    For the first time, vaping devices and cartridges will be accepted during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. Since the program started in 2010, the US Drug Enforcement Agency says it has collected more than 11 million pounds of expired and unwanted prescription medication in order to help stop abuse and theft of […]

  • Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes

    Walmart said Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows. The decision from America’s largest retailer may influence other stores and marks a significant blow to the vaping industry. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale […]

  • Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration would be putting out “some very strong recommendations” regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in “a couple of weeks.” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, seated in the Oval Office with the President, first lady Melania Trump and the acting commissioner of the FDA, […]

  • Melania Trump tweets concerns over e-cigarettes

    First lady Melania Trump on Monday aired her concern over the growing dangers associated with e-cigarettes and use of them by children. “I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes […]

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