Vaping in the News & Media

Vaping (use of E-cigarette/vapor products) among students has rapidly increased over the last two years according to the latest Washington Health Youth Survey and has been gaining media attention.

Latest Videos & News

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Breaks Down the Origins of the Vaping Crisis
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King County Sues JUUL Over Teen Vaping Epidemic
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Gov. Inslee Calls for Statewide Ban of Flavored Vaping Products
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Vaping Cost One Teen His Health and Dreams
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Association of Washington State Principals (AWSP) interview with Washington State Secretary of Health, John Weisman

In the News

December 2, 2019 | Seattle Times
What are Washington State schools doing to help kids fight the vaping habit?

November 18. 2019 | Washington Dept. of Health
Washington State Bans Vapor Products Containing Vitamin E Acetate

November 16, 2019 | NPR
Apple Bans Vaping-Related Apps

November 15, 2019 | NPR
How Vaping Snuck Up On Regulators

November 12, 2019 | CBS News
Detroit Doctors Perform Double Lung Transplant to Save Life of Teen Vaping Patient

November 5, 2019 | Kiro7 News
Seattle Man Dies On His Honeymoon, Family Blames Vaping

November 5, 2019 | The Columbian
Teen Vaping Numbers Climb, Fueled by JUUL and Mint Flavor

October 29, 2019 | CNN
More Than 50 Organizations Pressure Trump Administration to Follow Through with Vaping Flavor Ban

October 24, 2019 | USA Today
‘Something Has Changed’: People Vaping for Years But Now They Are Dying. Could it be the Devices?

October 22, 2019 | Q13 Fox
Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Washington’s Ban on Flavored Vape Products

October 18, 2019 | Military Health System News
Military Exchanges Extinguish Vape Sales

October 12, 2019 | Kiro7 News
State Ban on Sale of Flavored Vape Does Not Apply to Tribes, But Some Tribes Declare Their Own Ban

October 11, 2019 | OPB
Oregon Approves 6-Month Ban On Flavored Vaping Products

October 9, 2019 | goSkagit
La Conner School District (WA) Sues Makers of E-Cigarettes

October 9, 2019 | Dept. of Health News Release
WA State Board of Health Passes Emergency Ban on Flavored Vapor Products

October 8, 2019 | Bloomberg News
JUUL Accused by School Districts of Creating Vaping ‘Nuisance’, La Conner School District Latest to File Claim

October 1, 2019 | Q13Fox Seattle
Washington Releases App to Combat Teen Vaping

September 26, 2019 | Washington Post
What We Know About The Mysterious Vaping-Linked Illness

September 9, 2019 | US FDA
FDA Warns JUUL Labs for Marketing Unauthorized Modified Risk Tobacco Products, Including in Outreach to Youth

September 4, 2019 | NBC News
Michigan Becomes 1st State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

August 16, 2019 | Washington Post
Mystery Lung Illness Linked to Vaping

July 15, 2019 | CNBC
Vaporized: Americas E-Cigarette Addiction (Video)

June 24, 2019 | U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Think E-Cigs Can’t Harm Teens’ Health?

May 22, 2019 | Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Over 125 Organizations Call on Social Media Companies to End All Tobacco Advertising

April 5, 2019 | Kiro7 News
Governor Jay Inslee signs Tobacco 21 bill into law

March 18, 2019 | Healthy Youth Survey
Vaping use increases among Washington youth

March 18, 2019 | CNN
To help fight vaping, schools look to their own students

January 18,2019 | Truth Initiative
How Are Schools Responding to Juul and the Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic?

January 18, 2019 | NBC News
New program launched to help curb teen vaping epidemic


Broken Promises to Our Children

States continue to severely underfund tobacco prevention and cessation programs proven to save lives and money.

2018 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey

Data Brief: Tobacco and Vapor Products

American Lung Association

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