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Governor Tom Wolf
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AP News
November 27, 2019 - 3:45 pm
The legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products in Pennsylvania is increasing to 21, although there's an exception for veterans and service members who are at least 18.
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Man holding vape and tobacco cigarettes
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Tony Romeo
September 25, 2019 - 2:20 pm
The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would raise to 21 the legal age to purchase nicotine and vaping products.
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Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York.
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AP News
September 09, 2019 - 1:14 pm
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping giant Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. The Food and Drug...
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
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AP News
September 04, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on nicotine." Read more here.
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Suzanne Monaghan
April 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last year, awareness rose about the e-cigarette JUUL and its use among teens. Anti-tobacco groups have been working to educate young people about the health risks, but despite their efforts, more teens are using. Gustavo Torrez with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says...
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In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts.
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April 03, 2019 - 11:00 am
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-...
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Dreamstime
February 21, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is growing concern that the use of electronic cigarettes is increasing among adults, with many thinking they are safe. The reality is that the...
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Signs in the window of the Smoke Depot advertise electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation's largest maker of e-cigarette products, on September 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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January 10, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The popularity of e-cigarettes has spurred what the surgeon general calls a major health issue: Teens are turning to nicotine due to a new packaging system. Many are...
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United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams addresses an audience during a national summit focused on police efforts to address the opioid epidemic at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
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December 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General...
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In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass.
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December 17, 2018 - 9:37 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the...
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