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Juul withdraws support of ballot to reverse San Fran vapor ban

Juul withdraws support of ballot to reverse San Fran vapor ban

October 2, 2019

Juul Labs will end its support for a ballot measure that would roll back San Francisco, California’s, ban on e-cigarettes.

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Maryland passes law to prevent nicotine sales to youth amid vaping concerns

Maryland passes law to prevent nicotine sales to youth amid vaping concerns

September 30, 2019

Maryland’s law increases the buying age for tobacco from 18 to 21 for everyone except active-duty members of the military. The chief architect of the statute, House Economic Matters Committee Chairman Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George’s), plans to introduce legislation in January to completely ban flavored vaping products, which public health officials contend make e-cigarettes more appealing to young people.

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Walmart stops e-cig sales

Walmart stops e-cig sales

September 23, 2019

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, will end sales of e-cigarettes at its locations in the United States.

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PMTA rule proposed

PMTA rule proposed

September 20, 2019

On Sept. 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule to set forth requirements related to the content, format and FDA’s review and communications procedures for PMTAs.

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Criminal probe launched

Criminal probe launched

September 20, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a criminal probe into the vaping-related deaths and illnesses that have plagued the United States in recent weeks.

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Study: majority of respiratory diseases in vapers linked to illegal THC products

Study: majority of respiratory diseases in vapers linked to illegal THC products

September 13, 2019

A new report on patients in Illinois and Wisconsin who experienced severe respiratory illnesses after vaping, finds that 83 percent admitted using black-market marijuana products. It’s not clear if any of them were using standard nicotine vapor products.

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Snowdon: US public-health fanatics are spreading unfounded fears about vaping

Snowdon: US public-health fanatics are spreading unfounded fears about vaping

September 12, 2019

A U.K. academic attributes the American vape scare to “a mendacious coalition of anti-smoking groups, quackademics and government institutions.”

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Utah state lawmaker says 84% of vapor products in Salt Lake County tested positive for opioids

Utah state lawmaker says 84% of vapor products in Salt Lake County tested positive for opioids

September 12, 2019

According to a story on fox13now.com, 84 percent of e-cigarette liquid sold in Salt Lake County vape shops tested positive for opioids and other illegal drugs, according to Utah State Rep. Paul Ray.

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Trump’s proposed vapor ban leaves industry in state of turmoil, confusion

Trump’s proposed vapor ban leaves industry in state of turmoil, confusion

September 12, 2019

Banning flavors for vapor products will send consumers to the black market. Even worse, a ban could send some vapers back to deadly combustible cigarettes. This was the consensus of several vapor organizations and tobacco harm-reduction health groups after President Donald Trump announced his intent to ban all flavored vapor products except for tobacco on Wednesday.

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US Senator Romney calls for e-cigarette product recall

US Senator Romney calls for e-cigarette product recall

September 11, 2019

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney has urged federal health authorities to consider recalling e-cigarettes in the wake of recent hospitalizations and deaths associated with vaping.

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Trump plans to ban all flavors for vapor products except tobacco in US

Trump plans to ban all flavors for vapor products except tobacco in US

September 11, 2019

The Trump administration says it will release new rules banning flavors for vapor products in the next several weeks, officials said Wednesday.

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US Senator tells FDA’s Sharpless “act on e-cigarettes or resign”

US Senator tells FDA’s Sharpless “act on e-cigarettes or resign”

September 10, 2019

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has called on FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless to take decisive action on e-cigarettes or resign.

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Juul Labs scrutinized for unauthorized marketing claims

Juul Labs scrutinized for unauthorized marketing claims

September 10, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Juul Labs for marketing unauthorized modified risk tobacco products by engaging in labeling, advertising and/or other activities directed to consumers.

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Study: HnB products come with risk, still less risky than cigarettes

Study: HnB products come with risk, still less risky than cigarettes

September 10, 2019

Even though the chemical emissions from heat-not-burn devices are lower than those produced by cigarettes, they are still high enough to raise concern, according to new research from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

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British vapers reassured after US illnesses and deaths

British vapers reassured after US illnesses and deaths

September 10, 2019

Health experts blame illicit fluid and lax regulation for vaping-related hospitalizations and deaths in the United States.

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In response to recent THC and other vapor-related illnesses/deaths, US FDA recommends ‘avoid vitamin E acetate’

In response to recent THC and other vapor-related illnesses/deaths, US FDA recommends ‘avoid vitamin E acetate’

September 9, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has advised vapers to avoid inhaling vitamin E acetate in the wake of recent reports of respiratory illnesses and deaths.

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Pyxus International announces partnership with major university to research hemp cultivation

Pyxus International announces partnership with major university to research hemp cultivation

August 29, 2019

Pyxus International has signed an agreement with Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) to fund research designed to identify and address knowledge gaps surrounding hemp production through the evaluation of cannabidiol (CBD) hemp cultivars and cannabinoid production.

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US CDC accused of being ‘vague’ when describing e-cigarette illnesses caused by vaping THC

US CDC accused of being ‘vague’ when describing e-cigarette illnesses caused by vaping THC

August 29, 2019

Federal health officials are facing scrutiny for their vague public warnings after one death and nearly 200 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, which some say are related to the far riskier practice of vaping marijuana oil rather than nicotine.

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