Tag: e-cigarettes

South Korean Fires From Cigarettes Decreased

Aside from controversial harmful effects, one of the positive side effects of e-cigarettes – a popular substitute for conventional cigarettes among smokers – was highlighted in a government report yesterday. By Jerry M. Kim | June 30th, 2018 According to the National Fire Agency, the government body responsible for fire prevention measures, fires caused by careless smoking have seen a significant decline over the past year. And this favorable trend seems to be the direct result of the surging popularity of e-cigarettes. Sure, an increased vigilance towards fire safety following deadly fire accidents in Jecheon and Miryang that killed dozens […]

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San Francisco Bans Sale Of Flavored E-Juice

San Francisco voters approved a proposition that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products- By Madison Park & Roni Selig, CNN | June 6th, 2018 including menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping liquids on Tuesday. With 99% of precincts reporting, 68% had voted in favor of Proposition E and 31% opposed. The battle over the flavored tobacco ban has been an expensive one in the city, with tobacco company R.J. Reynolds contributing nearly $12 million against the measure and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributing more than $3 million in support of it, according to filings with the […]

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Teen Developed “Wet Lung” From Vaping

A Pennsylvania teen developed respiratory failure- By Ashley Welch | May 17th, 2018 and needed to be placed on a breathing machine as a result of vaping, doctors say. In a case study published in the journal Pediatrics, physicians detail how the 18-year-old had been using e-cigarettes for only three weeks before being rushed to the emergency room at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The young woman, who worked as a restaurant hostess, was not identified due to privacy concerns. She came to the hospital with symptoms of coughing, difficulty breathing, and chest pain. Doctors put her on antibiotics, but her condition […]

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Sheriff’s Office Requesting E-Cigs For Inmates

Inmates hoping to vape at the county jail will have to wait for an answer. By Tracy Neal | May 14th, 2018 Justices of the peace at their Committee of the Whole meeting heard a proposal Tuesday from Meyer Gilbert, chief deputy for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, to sell e-cigarettes from the jail’s commissary. Justices of the peace deadlocked 6-6 on the proposal, so it did not pass. The Sheriff’s Office could have the proposal brought up again when the three justices of the peace not at Tuesday’s meeting are able to vote. The jail is a smoke-free facility, […]

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FDA Takes Action Against Companies Misleading Kids

Warning letters are part of a joint effort to protect youth from dangers of nicotine and tobacco products and part of FDA’s new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan FDA News Release | May 1st, 2018 As part of ongoing efforts to protect youth from the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for selling e-liquids used in e-cigarettes with labeling and/or advertising that cause them to resemble kid-friendly food products, such as juice boxes, candy or cookies, some of them with cartoon-like […]

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