The FDA hopes the policy will curb "epidemic levels" of youths vaping.
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.
"Vaping is often quoted as being less harmful than smoking. But less harmful isn't the same as safe," Dr. Deirdre Gilpin of the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast told Newsweek.
Though public health experts grow wary of prohibition efforts like these, flavors seem to attract youth users at disproportionate rates, compared with adults.
Bans could do "more harm than good" by leading people back to smoking, according to experts.
"E-cigarette users are guine -pigs," an expert told "Newsweek."
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.
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.
Concern over the possible health implications of e-cigarette use is growing as more people take up vaping and vaping-related injuries become more commonplace.
His doctors say "we consider e-cigarettes as 'much safer than tobacco' at our peril'."
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.
In the wake of the ongoing vaping crisis, Massachusetts and New York have proposed legislation that will ban sales of menthol and mint flavored cigarettes statewide. But store owners are crying foul, saying it's wrong to ban products that aren't causing short term problems.
Researchers followed the vaping habits of hundreds of teenagers in California.
Kate Lamothe, 24, has taken a plea and agreed to pay $350 in fines and court costs after stealing a vaping device from a Florida gas station in late July.
A Michigan judge has blocked a ban of flavored vapes, bucking a nationwide trend that has seen the smoking equipment be banned across multiple states.
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 lung damage of some who have become ill after vaping nicotine and marijuana resemble chemical burns according to the Mayo Clinic.
The Texas A&M University System includes 11 universities and more than 153,000 total students sprawled across the Lone Star State.
Health officials have urged e-cigarette users to stop vaping amid an ongoing investigation into lung injuries and deaths.
"Hundreds" of new cases have been reported in the past week alone, a top CDC official told lawmakers Tuesday.
Scientists exposed mice to e-cigarette vapor to study the effects on their lungs.
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