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Juul stops all United States advertisements, boots CEO

Juul stops all United States advertisements, boots CEO

Enlarge / Menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. As e-cigarette-maker Juul faces increasingly searing scrutiny for allegedly marketing its products to teens and helping ignite an “epidemic” of youth vaping, the company announced Wednesday that its CEO is…
CDC fine-tunes meaning of vaping-linked health problems, reduces case count

CDC fine-tunes meaning of vaping-linked health problems, reduces case count

Enlarge / A man smokes an e-cigarette. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated and revised the national tally of illnesses linked to the use of e-cigarettes, aka vaping, dropping the count from 450 possible cases to 380 confirmed and probable cases, the agency announced late Thursday. The new figure follows a clearer…
Juul is investing $10 million on a TELEVISION advertising campaign focused on grownups, in the middle of criticism that its e-cigarettes get teenagers connected

Juul is investing $10 million on a TELEVISION advertising campaign focused...

One of Silicon Valley's most controversial startups, the $38 billion e-cigarette company Juul, told CNBC this week that it is launching a $10 million TV ad campaign — touting the slogan "Make the Switch" to adults who are looking to stop the time-consuming and expensive act of smoking cigarettes. The fact that this is specifically…
To attempt to comprehend the youths, scientists sleuthed through their garbage

To attempt to comprehend the youths, scientists sleuthed through their garbage

Enlarge / Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau is disguised as a mountain climber, while hiding in a trash can, in a scene from the film 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again', 1976. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images) While the government may be considered Big Brother, a team of researchers in California are officially that parent. The researchers…
Wall Street believes the FDA’s most current crackdown on e-cigarettes may really be great news for Juul

Wall Street believes the FDA’s most current crackdown on e-cigarettes may...

Federal regulators announced bold plans to curb the sale of sweet and fruity varieties of e-cigarettes, such as those offered by Juul, on Wednesday. The plans are designed to remove on-ramps to vaping by teens and do not apply to flavors such as menthol, mint, or tobacco. At their essence, the plans crack down on…
E-cig co. put Viagra, Cialis in vape liquids– the FDA is pulsating mad

E-cig co. put Viagra, Cialis in vape liquids– the FDA is...

Enlarge / Vaping with a satisfying release? The US Food and Drug Administration made clear on Thursday, October 11 that it has a major bone to pick with an electronic-cigarette vendor that illegally pumped prescription erectile dysfunction drugs into unapproved e-liquid products intended for vaping. The cocky company, HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd, even advertised…
Vaping-linked lung illness cases leap from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC states [Updated]

Vaping-linked lung illness cases leap from 94 to 153 in 5...

Enlarge / A person exhales vapor while using an electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, California on Monday, June 24, 2019. Cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping rose from 94 to 153—a jump of over 60%—in just five days, according to an update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Saturday,…
What Is ‘The Genuine Expense’ of Vaping for Teenagers?

What Is ‘The Genuine Expense’ of Vaping for Teenagers?

The kids are still vaping. So many of them are doing it, in fact, that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has put out a statement saying that e-cigarette use among teenagers has reached an “epidemic proportion.” All over parenting forums, horrified moms and dads report finding vape pens, like the ever-popular Juul, in backpacks and underwear…

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