Pair Of Minnesota Bills Would Target Under-21 Tobacco Purchases, All Flavored Vaping ProductsThe proposal to ban all vape and tobacco sales to those under 21 has wide bipartisan support. However, it's less clear if Republicans would back the all-out ban on flavored products.
He Started Vaping To Quit Smoking, But The New Habit Landed Him In The ERMore than a quarter of Minnesota high school students admit to vaping in the last month. While recent cases of severe, sometimes deadly lung disease might inspire users to quit, it's not easy.
Republican And Democrat Leaders Propose Limiting Vaping, Tobacco Products To Those Under 21Both Republican and Democratic state leaders proposed sweeping new legislation Monday to limit sales of vaping and tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. A state survey shows a sharp increase in youth vaping, at the same time the state reports 73 illnesses and three deaths related to e-cigarette use.
'Flavors Aren't A Problem': Vaping Retailers Push For Regulations, Not BansMore than 50 cities and counties in Minnesota now require people to be of drinking age to buy tobacco products.
Cub Foods Stops E-Cigarette Sales, Requests Open Firearm ChangesCub Foods announced Friday the store is taking "reasonable and prudent precautions" by discontinuing the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. The grocery store also announced they now "respectfully ask" its customers to no longer openly carry firearms into the store.
Minnesota School Nurse Says Vaping Is 'Skyrocketing' Among StudentsThe Centers for Disease Control’s youth tobacco survey shows more than one in four teens are using e-cigarettes.
MDH Investigates 27 Cases Of Severe Lung Injury Potentially Caused By VapingTwenty-seven cases of severe lung injury due to vaping in Minnesota are being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Doctors Suspect Vaping Behind Dozens Of Lung Illnesses In USWisconsin health officials on Thursday said they've seen 15 confirmed cases, with another 15 illnesses under investigation. New York state officials are investigating 10, Illinois has seen at least six, and Minnesota doctors this week said they have four more.
FDA Uses Magic Tricks In First TV Ads To Keep Teens From VapingExperts worry that e-cigarettes could put kids' developing brains at risk, get them hooked on nicotine early in life, and be a gateway to smoking and other drugs.
Minnesota House OKs Ban On Vaping In Restaurants, WorkplacesThe bill would restrict the use of e-cigarettes wherever tobacco smoking is already banned.
Tests Can Reveal If Your Teen Has Been Secretly VapingWCCO visited a Twin Cities lab where curious parents are using test results to snuff out an alarming epidemic.
3 Bipartisan Bills Aim To Curb Minnesota's Tobacco UseThe bills would respectively strengthen Minnesota’s air law, provide help to Minnesotans to quit smoking and raise the minimum tobacco age to 21.
Why Can E-Cigarette Makers Advertise?The FDA has recently criticized e-cigarette companies, especially Juul, for marketing to children.
FDA Proposes New Regulations Limiting E-Cig Sales To MinorsClearway Minnesota estimates there has been a 50 percent increase of e-cigarettes used by minors since 2014.
Officials Warn E-Cigarettes Are More Dangerous Than They AppearAs kids head back to school, the health department warns about products doing serious damage to developing brains.