The Trump administration is preparing to ban a range of e-cigarette flavors popular with young vaping consumers, but the industry says there is another issue that could cause it a bigger problem.
Though public health experts grow wary of prohibition efforts like these, flavors seem to attract youth users at disproportionate rates, compared with adults.
In the past few months alone, the vaping company parted with key leadership and cut more than 15 percent of its workforce in a two-pronged effort to win back the trust of federal regulators and save money heading into fiscal year 2020.
The White House says the president continues to weigh "all sides" of the vaping epidemic, which is affecting more than 5 million U.S. youths.
President Trump's FDA pick Stephen Hahn said that he agreed that the vaping crisis requires "aggressive action," but offered few other details.
The ban was aimed at deterring the five million teenagers who had taken up vaping.
"We've updated our guidelines to reflect that apps encouraging or facilitating the use of these products are not permitted. As of today, these are no longer available to download," Apple said.
The company will cut 150 more jobs than it said it would in October.
The warning comes amid a U.S.-wide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries.
U.S. health body finds a link between vitamin E acetate and e-cigarette illness.
More than 5 million high school and middle school students used e-cigarettes in 2019, up from 3.6 million the year before, despite prevention efforts.
While the CDC has yet to figure out what's causing vaping-related deaths, other federal wings are trying to get ahead of a separate but related "national health experiment": old-fashioned Mary Jane, be it vaped or smoked.
The CDC, together with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), still can't determine the exact cause of the mysterious, vaping-related illnesses.
The day before a New York teenager died, an appellate court blocked a state ban on fruity flavored nicotine products that attract teenage and young adult buyers.
The Texas A&M University System includes 11 universities and more than 153,000 total students sprawled across the Lone Star State.
"Hundreds" of new cases have been reported in the past week alone, a top CDC official told lawmakers Tuesday.
Eight people have died in ICE custody so far this year, compared to six deaths attributed to e-cigarette use.
"It is unlikely this pending FDA action will have a significant impact on the cannabis vapor market," Paul Armentano, the deputy director at NORML, told Newsweek.
"While the investigation is ongoing, the CDC has advised that individuals consider not using e-cigarettes because as of now, this is the primary means of preventing lung disease," CDC incident manager Dana Meaney-Delman said Friday in a statement to the press.
The CDC is investigating an "ongoing outbreak" of lung pulmonary issues in e-cigarette users following the death of an Illinois man on Friday.
Juul fired back at these findings, claiming researchers "failed to take into account real world conditions."
"We ought to be able to find the greater good and do this," Senator Tim Kaine told Newsweek.
Switching to vaping can help smokers quit altogether. The FDA shouldn't be fighting them. It should be helping.
The FDA commissioner expressed his concerns that e-cigarette companies "such as JUUL" are failing to protect teens from consuming tobacco by the array of flavored tobacco cigarettes and vaping pods.
Juul argues that teaming up with Marlboro will help in its mission to "eliminate cigarettes."