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First vaping deaths in Florida and Georgia bring nationwide total to 11

“As of last week, at least 530 cases of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products have been reported to the CDC” (Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 9/25/19). www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/health/georgia-vaping-death-bn/index.html

Trump administration readies ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid outbreak of vaping-related deaths

“The Food and Drug Administration is currently finalizing its guidance to remove all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol, from the market within 30 days” (Angelica LaVito, CNBC, 9/11/19). www.cnbc.com/2019/09/11/trump-to-consider-e-cigarette-policy-amid-outbre...

Walmart says it will stop selling e-cigarettes due to connection with lung illness

“‘Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam’s Club U.S. locations,’ the company said in a statement” (CNN, 9/20/19). www.kivitv.com/news/national/walmart-says-it-will-stop-selling-e-cigaret...

Teen Has Mouth Wired Shut After Vape Explodes, Fracturing His Jaw and Knocking Out Teeth

“‘The vape blew up his lower jaw causing a major fracture and bone loss,’ said Katie Russell, a pediatric trauma surgeon who treated the boy at the University of Utah Health Care and Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. ‘He also lost multiple teeth, had a large cut in his mouth, and some lip burns’” (George Dvorsky, Gizmodo.com, 6/20/19). www.gizmodo.com/teen-has-mouth-wired-shut-after-vape-explodes-fracturi-1...

Teens Exposed to ‘Secondhand’ Vaping Fumes

“The danger to teenagers’ lungs from e-cigarettes isn’t only occurring in those who vape: A new report finds many young bystanders are breathing in ‘secondhand’ fumes (Robert Preidt, HealthyDay News, 8/28/19). www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/news/20190828/lots-of-teens-are-br...