Indiana Lawmakers Discuss 1st Cigarette Tax Hike Since 2007Bryan Hannon, an American Cancer Society lobbyist, told the Indiana House Public Health Committee that increasing the cost for vaping was needed so that it didn’t become more appealing to cigarette smokers.
City Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Flavored Vaping Products In ChicagoThe measure, approved by a 46-4 vote on Wednesday, would ban the sale of all flavored vaping products in Chicago stores, except those that taste or smell like tobacco.
City Council Health Committee Backs Proposed Ban On Flavored Vaping ProductsAld. Matt O’Shea (19th), the chief sponsor, originally wanted to ban any kind of flavored tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.
State Health Department: 4th Vaping-Related Death ReportedNationwide, there have been more than 2,000 cases and at least 40 people have died.
3rd Vaping Death Reported In Illinois"New cases continue to be reported in Illinois and across the country. IDPH is urging Illinoisans not to vape or use e-cigarettes products, especially illicit THC based products, while we continue to investigate this outbreak."
Juul Halts Sales Of Fruit, Dessert Flavors For E-CigarettesThe voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on electronic cigarettes.
Indiana Lawmakers Pushed To Adopt E-Cigarette Liquids TaxIndiana needs state taxes to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes as vaping becomes more popular and is increasingly blamed in illnesses and deaths, the state's main physicians organization and other health advocates said Tuesday.
Walgreens To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes In Its 9,500 US StoresWalgreens, based in Deerfield, Illinois, operates more than 9,500 stores in the U.S.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, A Critic Of Vaping, Accepted $2,000 From Two JUUL EmployeesFreshman U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood is an outspoken critic of vaping, but federal records show she also pocketed money from people associated with the e-cigarette company, JUUL.
Juul Stops Advertising E-Cigarettes, Replaces CEOJuul Labs is halting all U.S. advertising of its e-cigarettes and replacing its CEO amid a nationwide backlash against vaping.
Suburban Mother Testifies In D.C. About Vaping-Related Illness That Almost Killed Her DaughterThe CDC said there were more than 500 cases of lung injuries connected to vaping, some fatal.
Flavored Vaping At The Center Of Illinois House HearingKeeping it from kids is the one thing both sides agreed on. Those using and selling vaping insisted that flavored products are in place to help adults to quit smoking.
Walmart Will Stop Selling E-CigarettesWalmart said Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Seek Total Ban On Flavored E-Cigarettes In ChicagoMayor Lori Lightfoot says the city of Chicago is stepping up efforts to prevent kids from vaping, amid a growing number of deaths and serious illnesses nationwide connected to electronic cigarette use.
Gurnee Teen Sues Juul, Gas Stop For Vaping Lung DamageOfficials in Illinois confirmed in August a man died from a vaping-related illness. Last week an Indiana resident died as a result of an illness related to vaping. Nationwide, more than 450 people are known to be suffering from illnesses connected to using e-cigarettes.