Health officials in the U.S. will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that still benefit manufacturers, retailers and adults.
The Food and Drug Administration plans to ban the sale of all e-cigarette flavors except for tobacco and menthol, a report said on Tuesday.
The FDA said it is now illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 after the national age was raised from 18 last week.
Health officials are blaming blame vitamin E acetate for the “vast majority” of cases in the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses.
The focus comes amid a national outcry over what some health officials consider an epidemic among young people, as the vaping trend engulfs middle and high schools, as well as college campuses.
As of Dec. 3, there have been 48 vaping-related deaths confirmed in 25 states and the District of Columbia.
The Food and Drug Administration is looking into the death of an Orlando man who doctors believe died from vaping.
President Donald Trump on Friday heard opposing viewpoints in the debate over youth vaping but offered no insight into where he would ultimately come down on the issue after promising two months ago that he would ban most flavored e-cigarettes but later backtracking.
FOX 35 News has learned that federal officials have launched an investigation into what doctors are calling a vaping-related death in Central Florida. Donald Boyd says his 28-year-old son, Kyle, went to bed last week and never woke up. He went into cardiac arrest twice and never regained consciousness. He was pronounced brain dead after several days in the hospital. Doctors believe that vaping is to blame for his death.
The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
Brevard County School board members agreed Tuesday afternoon to continue a discussion on joining a lawsuit against Juul, the country’s largest e-cigarette maker.
"No family should have to bury their child because of vaping," the victims father told FOX 35.
California is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging Juul Labs deliberately targeted teenagers with its early marketing campaigns.
"Our teen patient would have faced certain death if it were not for the lung transplant happening," the doctor said.
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping.
President Trump said his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase e-cigarettes to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping.
A breakthrough in the mysterious epidemic of vaping-related illnesses and deaths in the United States could also be a big win for the vaping industry -- an industry some say has been badly damaged by the situation.
The CDC said the chemical compound was found in lung fluid from 29 patients tested in a government lab.
The patient reported vaping both nicotine and THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana, health officials said.
Cristen Reagan of Canton, Georgia, spent 10 days in an ICU after experiencing acute respiratory failure she believes may have been linked to years of smoking and a few months of vaping.