Stanford School of Medicine Pediatrics Professor Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher spoke to Mornings on 2 on Sunday about the implications of new research that suggests recent FDA policy changes have done little to reduce teen vaping use.
Disposable e-cigarettes are not impacted by the crackdown on flavored tobacco.
The policy applies to cartridge-based e-cigarette flavors including fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors. Menthol and tobacco-flavors are exempt, in addition to other kinds of vaping products.
Health officials in the U.S. will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that still benefit manufacturers, retailers and adults.
As more people use e-cigarettes and the FDA has increased the tobacco purchasing age nationwide to 21, Dr. Paul Brunetta from UCSF talked to Mornings on 2 about ways people can quit smoking in the new year.
The FDA said it is now illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 after the national age was raised from 18 last week.
The new medical advice is based on a close look at about 3% of vaping illness patients who returned to the hospital after discharge and seven who died after hospital discharge.
Several Bay Area schools have filed a lawsuit against electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs for targeting minors.
President Donald Trump on Friday heard opposing viewpoints in the debate over youth vaping but offered no insight into where he would ultimately come down on the issue after promising two months ago that he would ban most flavored e-cigarettes but later backtracking.
The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
California is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging Juul Labs deliberately targeted teenagers with its early marketing campaigns.
A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday.
The teen was admitted in early September to a Detroit-area hospital with what appeared to be pneumonia
The proposed ordinance prohibit the sale or delivery of "any e-liquid or electronic smoking device," including flavored vaping products, cannabis "e-liquid" vaping products and flavored tobacco products.
Health officials investigating an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses in over 2,000 Americans say they have found more direct evidence that vitamin E acetate may be the culprit. In an update provided Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the chemical compound was found in lung fluid from 29 patients tested in a government lab.
Two San Mateo County supervisors want to ban sales of e-cigarette products in unincorporated areas of the county.
Supervisors David Canepa and Carole Groom will introduce an ordinance this week that would be one of the strictest anti-tobacco laws in the state.
A Juul spokesman said in a statement that the claims are "baseless" and that Breja was terminated because he failed to "demonstrate the leadership qualities" required for the job.
The Merrill Fire in Moraga threatened dozens of homes and forced evacuations two weeks ago. Police say a broken, shattered vape pen was found where the fire broke out. Officials say that may have played a role in how the blaze began.
At least 33 people have died from illnesses related to vaping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.