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Explainer: One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses - 'Dank Vapes'

13 Sep 2019

As U.S health officials scramble to identify the root cause of hundreds of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping, one possible culprit identified so far is a line of illicit marijuana vape products sold under the brand names "Dank Vapes" and "Chronic Carts."

EXPLAINER-One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses: 'Dank Vapes'

13 Sep 2019

Sept 13 As U.S health officials scramble to identify the root cause of hundreds of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping, one possible culprit identified so far is a line of illicit marijuana vape products sold under the brand names "Dank Vapes" and "Chronic Carts."

Trump administration seeks ban on flavored e-cigarettes to combat youth addiction

12 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction. | Video

U.S. lawmakers grill e-cigarette maker Juul over efforts targeted at schoolchildren

26 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc funded a "holistic health education" camp as part of efforts to market directly to school-aged children, members of a U.S. congressional panel said on Thursday, citing internal company documents.

Juul loses home turf as San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales

26 Jun 2019

San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs Inc. | Video

San Francisco to become first major U.S. city to ban e-cigarette sales

25 Jun 2019

June 25 San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs Inc.

Citing Reuters report, health groups push tech firms to police tobacco marketing

22 May 2019

More than 100 public health and anti-tobacco organizations are calling on Facebook Inc, Instagram, Twitter and Snap Inc to take "swift action" to curb advertising of tobacco products on their platforms. | Video

Exclusive: Philip Morris suspends social media campaign after Reuters exposes young 'influencers'

12 May 2019

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc has suspended a global social media marketing campaign in response to Reuters inquiries into the company’s use of young online personalities to sell its new "heated tobacco" device, including a 21-year-old woman in Russia. | Video

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