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Number of Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses Climbs to 530 People and Includes 7 Deaths

There are now 530 reported cases of severe lung illnesses linked to vaping as well as 7 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday, a steep increase from previous numbers. The federal health agency, which is currently conducting a large-scale investigation into the rash of lung illnesses nationwide, previously reported that they were looking […]

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Vaping may be harming your teeth, too

Trump administration puts forth new efforts to curb vaping epidemic in young teens Dr. Manny Alvarez and Judge Andrew Napolitano weigh in on the medical and legal impact of bans and restrictions on e-cigarettes. Americans are smoking fewer cigarettes than ever. But this doesn’t mean cigarettes are completely on the way out. Vaping devices, also known as […]

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Alabama High School Removing Bathroom Stall Doors in Attempt to Stop Kids from Vaping

An Alabama high school is removing the doors on some of their bathroom stalls in an effort to stop students from vaping. Gary Horton, the principal at Wilson High School in Florence, Alabama, told WAFF-TV that he decided to take the doors off some stalls in the boys’ bathroom after a student passed out while […]

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CDC warns against vaping after mysterious spike in lung illnesses

Fox News Flash top headlines for September 2 Fox News Flash top headlines for September 2 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com Public health officials are warning against using e-cigarettes and other vaping products after a surge in mysterious respiratory illnesses that have been linked back to vaping. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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US probes link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

A patient who had recently been vaping has died in the US after developing severe lung disease, officials said Friday, as authorities scrambled to find the cause behind almost 200 more potential cases. “Yesterday we received a report of the death of an adult who had been hospitalized with severe unexplained respiratory illness after reported […]

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Vaping Could Cause Addiction 'Epidemic' Among Teens, Warns FDA

A new ad campaign, part of the FDA’s anti-tobacco initiative, warns that teenagers who vape are more likely to start smoking cigarettes. Originally introduced as an alternative to cigarettes which could help smokers wean themselves off tobacco, vape pens have actually been linked to an uptake in young people smoking smoking, the FDA has found. […]

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Is San Francisco’s vaping ban backed by science?

San Francisco has decided to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in 2020, hoping to curb a surge in vaping among adolescents. But is the policy backed up by the available evidence? How harmful is vaping? Unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not “burn.” The devices, which have been available in the US since 2006, work instead […]

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As millions of teens get hooked on vaping, what works to help them quit?

(HealthDay)—E-cigarette use is surging among American teenagers, with millions of kids flirting with nicotine addiction by regularly vaping. Unfortunately, these kids are going to face a rocky road if they try to kick their nicotine habit, experts say. There are no tested or approved methods for quitting e-cigarettes, said Linda Richter, director of policy research […]

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Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 — People who vape might increase their odds of suffering a stroke, heart attack or heart disease, a new study suggests. Federal survey data revealed that compared with nonusers, people who use e-cigarettes have a: 71 percent higher risk of stroke. 59 percent higher risk of heart attack or angina. 40 […]