Posts Tagged 'vaping'

New Reports Show Enhanced Harms from Smoking While Vaping

vaping while still smoking could amplify lung, stroke riskWhile vaping may have originally been intended as a path toward harm reduction and smoking cessation, there are a significant number of people vaping who haven’t yet cut their reliance on traditional cigarettes. New studies seem to suggest that the harms from this kind of dual use are enhanced over and above the individual impacts of either activity.

Reuters recently reported on a new study of over 161,000 people. Of ...

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It’s Becoming Pretty Obvious that Juul Targeted Kids

2 investigative reports show intense marketing of Juul to childrenThey say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but the final months of 2019 might have people at Juul thinking otherwise. Two new investigative reports released late last year, one from The New York Times and the other from Reuters, lay out powerful arguments indicating that Juul was never intended solely to be a smoking cessation aid or an alternative to traditional cigarettes. In fact, the ...

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New Found Freedom and Pervasive Marketing: A Perfect Formula for Sky-high College Campus Vaping Rates

college vaping rates surging to new highsA study published last summer in the journal Pediatrics found that college-adults exposed to in-store vape marketing could be up to twice as likely to start vaping over time. The research was based on surveys of some 2,400 college students and asked them questions about their exposure to vape and e-cigarette marketing. Exposure included anything from TV and radio to billboards, online, and while physically located ...

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Juul Kills Flavored Vape Sales as CDC Warns on Vitamin E Acetate in Black Market Vape Cartridges

Juul kills flavored vape sales amid ongoing criticism over youth vapingVaping juggernaut Juul has announced the suspension of sales of most of its flavored vape pods. The move comes amid a flurry of activity in the vaping industry after the Trump administration teased sweeping executive action to ban the sale of flavored vape materials across the board.

The availability of flavors like mango, mint, and cucumber has been seen by many as a ...

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As Juul Kills Flavored Vape Sales, Lawsuits and Restrictions Continue

Juul vape lawsuits continue as restrictions increaseAs noted in a previous post, vape maker Juul recently announced it was terminating the sale of nearly all of its flavored pod systems. This includes their menthol flavor; one of the flavors most commonly cited in claims that the company intentionally targeted and marketed to youth customers.

Lawsuits against the company, however, have been stacking up. And parents across the country continue to await their chance to hold the company ...

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Juul Lawsuits Escalate from Targeting Marketing Tactics to Claims of Injury and Death

first lawsuit filed over Juul deathAt this point, news of lawsuits filed against e-cigarette maker Juul Labs over its marketing practices and claims of youth targeting is nothing new. Long criticized for the lengths it went to target the young, a recent onslaught of lawsuits has thrust those marketing tactics directly into the spotlight.

The recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses hasn’t helped Juul’s situation. And, while scientists still work to determine the actual cause of a sickness that ...

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