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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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Dubai set to host first Middle East vaping exposition in 2020

Dubai set to host first Middle East vaping exposition in 2020

August 28, 2019

For the first time, the vaping industry will take center stage in Dubai for the international World Vape Show in 2020. Just five months ago, the sale of vapor products was outlawed in the UAE.

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North Carolina files suit against 8 more vaping companies for youth marketing

North Carolina files suit against 8 more vaping companies for youth marketing

August 28, 2019

First it was Juul. Then, on Tuesday, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed eight lawsuits against eight separate vapor companies alleging the companies are “unlawfully targeting children” and not requiring appropriate age verification.

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NZ vapor retailer says US reports ‘deceiving and misleading’

NZ vapor retailer says US reports ‘deceiving and misleading’

August 26, 2019

Mysterious lung illnesses in the United States are being linked to vaping, but health officials in New Zealand have not received any such reports here.

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Teen Smoking in England at record low

Teen Smoking in England at record low

August 23, 2019

Teenagers in England are less likely to smoke cigarettes than previous generations, with the number falling to its lowest rate on record.

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Juul leaves VTA

Juul leaves VTA

August 23, 2019

Juul Labs is leaving the Vapor Technology Association because of the association’s lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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