Vaping Remains High Concern For Health Officials During PandemicThe Minnesota's Department of Health says 11 people have been hospitalized this summer with severe lung injuries related to vaping.
New Cases Of Severe Lung Injuries Associated With Vaping, Health Officials WarnIn the past two months, Minnesota has seen 11 cases of severe lung injuries associated with vaping.
Coronavirus Updates: CDC Says COVID-19 Symptoms Worse For Smokers, E-Cigarette UsersThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smokers and e-cigarette users could expect a more severe infection of COVID-19, if contracted.
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.
St. Louis Park City Council Votes To Ban Vaping Product SalesSupporters of the ban say this is a good move, given the deadly lung disease connected to vaping. Opponents argued the ban could backfire by pushing some people to try cigarettes.
Minnesota Vaping Coalition Supports Flavored Vape Ban Despite Hit To BusinessesMarielle Mohs looked at how the restrictions could impact local vape stores.
St. Louis Park Seeks To Become First Minnesota City To Ban Sale Of Vaping ProductsA Twin Cities suburb is taking a small step towards tackling the vaping epidemic as a whole.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Sues Juul For 'Deception' Over Vaping ProductsGov. Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison have announced a lawsuit against Juul for what they call deception over its vaping products.
Hopkins H.S. Teens Combat The Vaping EpidemicTwo of the students who sat down with Gov. Tim Walz in October continued the conversation with WCCO’s Christiane Cordero.
Chemical Compound Could Be A Factor In Vaping Injuries, Department Of Health SaysThe Minnesota Department of Health is looking into a possible factor in vaping-related lung injuries: vitamin E acetate.
'It Was A Life-Or-Death Situation': Brooklyn Park Man Speaks Out After Vaping-Related HospitalizationA Brooklyn Park man was hospitalized for 19 days this fall because of a vaping illness. He shares his experience with WCCO's Mary McGuire.
Lithium Ion Batteries Causing Problems At Twin Cities Recycling CentersIn an instant, lithium ion batteries can destroy a device. Used in everything from key fobs to greeting cards, it's the batteries in vape pens Hennepin County is worried about.
Illegal Alcohol Vaping Device Confiscated From Minnesota BarAuthorities say an illegal device used to vape alcohol was recently confiscated from a bar in suburban Dakota County, and the bar owner was fined for having it.
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.