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

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus
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Health Officials Warn About Possible Link Between Vaping & Coronavirus
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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

June 1, 2020 | Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Massachusetts Makes History; First State to End Sale of All Flavored Tobacco Products, Including Menthol

May 14, 2020 | Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Big Tobacco is Exploiting COVID-19 Pandemic to Advertised Harmful and Addictive Products

April 27, 2020 | Food & Drug Administration
FDA Warns Manufacturers & Retailers to Remove Certain E-Cigarette Products Targeted to Youth From the Market

April 23, 2020 | Food & Drug Administration
Court Grants FDA’s Request for Extension of Premarket Review Deadline for New E-Cigarette Products Because of COVID-19

April 15, 2020 | The Olympian
Thurston County Sues Vaping Product Manufacturers

April 13, 2020 | Huffpost
The Scary Relationship Between Vaping and Coronavirus

April 6, 2020 | NIDA for Teens
The Latest on Vaping-Related Illness and Deaths

March 27, 2020 | American Lung Association
What You Need to Know About Smoking, Vaping and COVID-19

March 24, 2020 | The Truth Initiative
COVID-19: The Connection to Smoking and Vaping

March 20, 2020 | Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
COVID-19: Never Has it Been More Important for Smokers to Quit and for Individuals to Avoid Damaging Their Lungs by Vaping

March 8, 2020 | Associated Press
JUUL Labs Sought to Court Attorneys General as Teen Vaping Surged

February 13, 2020 | CNBC
JUUL Bought Ad Space on Kids’ Websites, Including Cartoon Network, Lawsuit Charges

February 7, 2020 | King5 News
Washington State’s 120-Day Ban on Flavored Vape Products Expires

February 5, 2020 | GoSkagit.com
Washington Lawmakers Retreat on Flavored Vaping Ban

January 31, 2020 | MSN
Teens Find Loophole to FDA Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

January 23, 2020 | Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Surgeon General’s Report: Evidence is Inadequate to Conclude E-Cigarettes Increase Smoking Cessation

January 22, 2020 | Kuow.org
Teen Spirit Smells Like Vaping, and Other Things Lawmakers Heard in Olympia

January 2, 2020 | Reuters
Vaping Industry Offers Academic Scholarships to High School Kids

January 2, 2020 | FDA
FDA Finalizes Enforcement Policy on Unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-Based E-Cigarettes That Appeal to Children

January 2, 2020 | ABC News
Trump Administration Restricts Most Flavored Cartridges But Not Menthol

December 21, 2019 | Time
Federal Legal Age to Buy Tobacco Products Officially Raised to 21

December 20, 2019 | Truth Initiative
How Big Tobacco is Trying to Sell a Do-Gooder Image and What Americans Think About It

December 18, 2019 | Kaiser Health News
Don’t Toss That E-Cig: Vaping Waste is a Whole New Headache for Schools and Cities

December 18, 2019 | CNBC
Instagram Bans Influencers From Getting Paid to Promote Vaping and Guns

December 11, 2019 | Truth Initiative
Colorful and Close to Candy: Surveying How The Tobacco Industry Markets Flavored Products in Stores (Report)

December 10, 2019 | Seattle Times
After 120-day Ban on Flavored Vaping Products, Washington Will Aim for Permanent Ban, Tougher Regulations

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

Reports

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

Over 230,000 Washington State students participated in the Youth Survey. Read what they said about tobacco and vapor product use.

American Lung Association

Did YOUR State Make the Grade?

See how Washington State ranks in legislative efforts to to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

The Toll of Tobacco in Washington State

Tobacco product use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. In Washington State alone, tobacco kills approximately 8,300 people annually. Visit the link below to read more data. 

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