e-cigarettes News

Juul Sued by N.Y. State Over Marketing Vape Products to Kids

Juul Labs Inc. is being sued by New York for allegedly trampling state marketing laws by targeting teenagers in advertisements for e-cigarettes and making misleading statements about nicotine content in vaping products, among other things, the state’s top law enforcement …

Juul Disregarded Early Evidence it was Hooking Teens

The San Francisco startup that invented the groundbreaking Juul e-cigarette had a central goal during its development: captivating users with the first hit. The company had concluded that consumers had largely rejected earlier e-cigarettes, former employees told Reuters, because the …

Centers for Disease Control Probing Lung Diseases Linked to e-Cigarettes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that …

Judge Orders FDA to Speed Up Review of E-Cigarettes

A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market. The ruling handed down Wednesday in district court states that the agency shirked its legal …

Bill Would Hike Smoking, Vaping Age from 18 to 21 in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The minimum age for Floridians to possess tobacco and vaping products that deliver nicotine would rise from 18 to 21 under legislation a state House committee readied Tuesday for a floor vote. The measure that cleared the …

FDA Warns of Potential Seizure Risk in Some Users of E-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned of potential safety risks from the use of e-cigarettes after it found certain users had suffered from seizures. The announcement here comes at a time when the regulator is aiming to …

FDA Crack’s Down on Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Vapes

In a major new effort to curb smoking, a top U.S. health official pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and tighten rules governing the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The proposed restrictions …

E-Cigarettes Banned From Checked Baggage Because of Fire Risk

The U.S. Transportation Department said Wednesday it is permanently banning passengers and crew members from carrying e-cigarettes in checked baggage or charging the devices onboard aircraft. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx cited a number of recent incidents that show the devices …

New Rules Expected to Impact E-Cigarette Industry

The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a safety review. Before brands are allowed to stay …

Swiss Re Sees E-Cigarettes Triggering Tobacco Liability Claims

Electronic cigarettes could trigger liability claims similar to tobacco litigation lawsuits in the past if they prove to be more damaging to health than now understood, according to a report by Swiss Re Ltd. Another risk is that e-cigarettes may …