Posts Tagged 'vape'

CDC Warns on Bootleg & Counterfeit Vaping Products

cdc issues warning on street purchased vape productsAs the number of people hospitalized with a respiratory ailment that has baffled healthcare experts continues to rise, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have focused their attention on vaping materials purchased from illegitimate sources as a possible common cause.

When the mystery illness was first spotted, healthcare professionals, parents, and the media jumped to name vaping as the culprit. As the number of young people found with ...

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As New School Year Starts, Youth Vaping Takes Center Stage

youth vaping big concern as new school year startsAs the nation’s kids start packing backpacks and heading out the door for another school year, parents are eyeing those packs in increasing numbers and wondering if their children might be vaping. The CDC, the FDA, and a growing number of physicians are ringing alarm bells on statistics that indicate that the youth vaping trend is growing, and they want to get the word out about the consequences. ...

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2.6 Million Vuse Vibe Batteries Recalled

2.6 million vuse vibe batteries recalledThe R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. issued a nationwide recall for 2.6 million of the batteries, or “power units,” for its Vuse Vibe line of electronic cigarettes earlier this month. The recall is voluntary in nature and, to date, the batteries have not caused any injuries. At issue, as is the case with many battery-based consumer products, is a possible malfunction that can occur and cause the device to ...

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E-Cigarettes Could Pose Unexpected Dangers

faulty e-cigarettes are exploding and injuring usersWhile the dangers of smoking have been apparent and well-documented for quite some time, the risks associated with cigarettes’ new electronic cousins are just now becoming more widely known. And, unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes don’t even need to be smoked in order to cause harm.

A growing number of e-cigarettes are malfunctioning and raising concerns about the safety of the devices. The Food and Drug Administration has recorded 66 ...

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