TEENAGE USE OF e-cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday, announcing that Juul and four other e-cigarette manufacturers have 60 days to “convincingly address” use by minors or the agency could take their products off the market. Continue reading FDA CRACKS DOWN ON E-CIGARETTES TO CURB TEEN-VAPING ‘EPIDEMIC’
SOME PEOPLE HAIL vaping as a safer alternative to cigarettes, arguing that there’s no tobacco smoke, so it’s got to be safer. It remains to be seen if that’s true, and there is some evidence that the stuff inside vapes and e-cigs is toxic. But beyond that, there’s the fact these things occasionally blow up.
Chalk up another big win for public health: The smoking rate among U.S. adults appears to have hit a new low.
Electronic cigarette use among young people has surpassed traditional cigarette use for the first time, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.