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An Italian patient of Vietnamese origin, suffering from the pneumonia-like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), breathes via a respirator in Hanoi's National Institute for Clinical Research in Tropical Medicine, April 3, 2003.

COVID-19 is a ‘1-2-3-punch’ disease: Doctors describe how the coronavirus severely damages the lungs

The novel coronavirus attaches to specific receptors on lung cells that allow it to enter tissue where it can cause severe damage.
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) arrives for his arraignment at federal court in San Diego, California, U.S. August 23, 2018.

Duncan Hunter, an early Trump supporter who vaped in a Congressional hearing, gets 11 months in prison

The former California congressman pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations after a fall from grace forcing him out of his seat.

People who vape show DNA changes similar to smokers and that are linked to cancer

Experts spoke to Business Insider about the study, and about a common problem faced by many vaping researchers.

Vaping may deposit bacteria in the mouth that can breed infection, tooth decay, and even oral cancer

Similar to traditional smoking, a vaping habit could also lead to chronic bad breath, the researchers at NYU's College of Dentistry found.

Juul took out ads on Nickelodeon, and even its board of directors thought the models looked ‘too young,’ a new lawsuit says

Juul executives say advertising to kids is "antithetical to the company's mission," but a lawsuit says the company put ads on kids' channels.
Leonardo DiCaprio's been nominated for six Oscars in his acting tenure, scoring Best Actor for his role in 'The Revenant' in 2015.

The 24-carat gold-plated vape pen in the 2020 Oscar nominee gift bag was inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio’s love of vaping

The gift bag totals more than $225,000 and is the highest valued group of items yet. It will be given to about 25 top acting and directing nominees.
Daniel giving a lecture on the dangers of vaping to 4-8th graders at Our Lady Star of the Sea middle school, which he attended.

A teen had a double lung transplant due to vaping-related lung damage. He says his twin brother still vapes.

After vaping daily, high school junior Daniel Ament had to undergo a double lung transplant. Now he's raising awareness about vaping's dangers.
Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta

Altria bet almost $13 billion on Juul, now it’s paying the price with $4.1 billion in impairment charges

Altria invested $12.8 billion in Juul, but Altria took a $4.1 billion impairment charge as Juul got tied up in legal battles related to vaping.
Vaping activists protested outside of Mar-A-Lago after the FDA issued a ban on flavored e-cigarette pods.

Trump reportedly said ‘I should never have done that f—ing vaping thing,’ expressing regrets over his involvement in e-cigarette pol...

During a meeting about health care as a 2020 issue, Trump called Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to discuss his vaping policy.
There's a vaping panic in the US.

The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war

Media malpractice and political opportunism recklessly panicked the public. New prohibitions are already producing drug-war-like results.