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A teenager’s jaw shattered after a vape pen exploded in his mouth, once again raising concerns about e-cigarettes

A 17-year-old boy had to have his jaw wired shut after a vape pen exploded in his mouth last year, once again raising safety concerns about e-cigs.
Walmart employees are making, on average, more money than ever.

Walmart is barring anyone under 21 years old from buying tobacco

Walmart is raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases to 21 years old across all Walmart and Sam's Club stores

E-cig company Juul is diving further into health with an app geared toward turning smokers into Juulers

Eager to show that its e-cigarettes can help adult smokers, Juul is pushing into healthcare. It's planning an app aimed at smokers switching to vaping
Juul wants to show that its e-cigarettes could help smokers quit.

E-cig company Juul is considering creating a digital health tool for smokers who want to quit

In addition to its e-cigs, Juul could offer smokers an app or similar tool that they could use for support while they try to cut back on smoking.
The FDA said it will begin an investigation into a potential link between the nicotine-based vaping devices and seizures and convulsions.

Dozens of people have reported seizures after vaping, prompting an investigation into the mysterious reaction

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a potential link between e-cigarettes and seizures.
FDA plans to announce broad restrictions on where flavored e-cigarettes are sold.

We just got the first clear evidence that some people are using Juul e-cigarettes to cut back on smoking

Juul has undergone a makeover as it works to position itself as a serious alternative to smoking. A new study suggests some adults are using the devices to cut back on cigarettes.

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A new study from Stanford University suggests Juul's 5.9% nicotine products have lead other e-cigarette companies to increase their nicotine content, starting a "nicotine arms race."

Juul may have pushed rival e-cigarette brands to compete in a ‘nicotine arms race,’ study says

A new study says that after Juul started selling its 5% nicotine vapes, other e-cigarette brands may have followed suit, starting a "nicotine arms race."

The FDA commissioner just launched a crackdown on e-cigs like Juul as he prepares to leave office

The anti-vaping proposals come a week after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his plans to step down.

Vaping might be better for you than smoking, but e-cigarettes like Juul come with risks of their own

E-cigs contain nicotine, an addictive drug that appears to blunt emotional control as well as decision-making skills in kids and teens.