Trump plans to raise the minimum vaping age to ’21 or so’

Donald Trump says his administration plans to raise the minimum vaping age to combat the issue of teens using e-cigarettes. "We have to take care of our kids, most importantly, so we're going to have an age limit of 21 or so, so we'll be coming out w...

Congress is asking vape manufacturers if they used social media bots

Congress wants to know if the largest vaping companies used bot-generated social-media messages to market their products. The House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Massachusetts attorney general have asked each of the five largest manufacturers...

A House bill could cap the concentration of nicotine in e-cigs

As part of a growing effort to reduce teen vaping, US Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Illinois) has proposed legislation that could put a cap on the concentration of nicotine in e-cigarettes, CNN reports. The bill would limit nicotine content to no more...

The Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigs to curb teen vaping

The Trump administration announced today that it may ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in an attempt to curb teen vaping, The New York Times reports. In a press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared that the FDA p...

FDA criticizes Juul for telling students its e-cigs are ‘totally safe’

In a letter published today, the US Food and Drug Administration criticized Juul for telling students that its vaping products are "totally safe" and "99% safer than cigarettes." According to the letter, Juul portrayed its products as "modified risk...

CDC warns against vaping until it figures out what’s making people sick

Until the Center for Disease Control can figure out what's causing the mysterious lung illness associated with vaping, it's cautioning people against e-cigs. Last week, it launched a joint investigation with the Food and Drug Administration into a re...

The FTC is reportedly investigating Juul’s teen marketing tactics

Juul is facing yet another investigation. This time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into the company's marketing practices. It will decide whether Juul used deceptive marketing, including targeting minors and using social media influen...

Juul will require retailers to scan IDs before selling its vapes

By May 2021, anyone looking to purchase a Juul e-cig will have to have their ID scanned. Juul announced today that it will soon require all retailers to use an updated point-of-sale (POS) system. When Juul products are scanned, the POS will prompt th...