Tag Archives: Vaping

Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products

President Trump’s nominee for Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, declined to answer questions from senators in both parties about whether he would push for a ban on flavored vaping products at a confirmation hearing Wednesday. The questions placed Dr. Hahn, a cancer executive without any Washington or governing experience, at the… Read More »

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. The compound used in supplements, cosmetics and some vaping products was detected in all 29… Read More »

CDC says vaping illness epidemic is ‘leveling off or even declining’

Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of cases of a deadly lung illness linked to vaping appears to be “leveling off or even declining,” a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said Friday. “It’s serious and potentially fatal, but it is preventable,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principal deputy director, told… Read More »

More deaths, investigations and turmoil at Juul: What happened in the vaping crisis this week

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus. AP Photo | Steven Senne The furor over vaping reached a crescendo this week with two congressional hearings, hundreds of new cases of a mysterious lung disease, upheaval at e-cigarette maker Juul and canceled merger plans… Read More »