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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.
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.

Vaping may increase your lung disease risk even if you don’t smoke tobacco, according to a massive study of vapers

A 32,000-person study found that vaping is tied to an increased risk of lung disease, including asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
A healthy lung scan (left) versus one of the woman's damaged lungs (right).

A woman got the incurable condition ‘cobalt lung’ after vaping marijuana for just 6 months

She's the first known vaping-related case. Steroids can help with symptoms like chronic coughing, but lung scarring is permanent.
Women dressed as nuns have a cigarette break during the Walmer Castle pageant in Kent circa 1931.

The wild history of vaping, from a 1927 ‘electric vaporizer’ to today’s mysterious lung injury crisis

People have been coming up with vapor-infused ways to get high for near 100 years. In 2003, a Chinese pharmacist created the first modern e-cigarette.

Investigators are homing in on a potential chemical culprit behind the mysterious spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths. Here’s what offi...

There were 2,051 confirmed or probable cases of vape-related illnesses in 49 US states, and 39 people have died, according to the CDC.
Some of the products that have been found to contain vitamin E acetate.

An ‘enormously sticky’ chemical found in sick vapers’ lungs is a culprit in the vaping illness outbreak

Vitamin E acetate is sometimes used in vape juice, and experts warn it can "hang around" in the lungs for a very long time.
Why drink coffee? A new product from Hong Kong puts "coffee flavor" into an e-cigarette.

Coffee vapes are now a thing, and experts worry they could get never-smokers hooked on e-cigs

Vaping coffee is being billed as a quick way to energize, but public health experts warn the trend may be nothing more than a marketing gimmick.

The creator of the nicotine patch says that ‘anti-vaping forces’ are trying to kill the life-saving e-cig industry

Rose was the first person to develop a nicotine patch, and he also pioneered an e-cig that he said was "a bit too far ahead of its time."
Using addictive substances at a young age can make it easier to become addicted to that substance and others for the long term.

Kids as young as 11 are vaping. A pediatrician says the habit could permanently stunt their brain development.

Nicotine in some vape devices can make the skill-based area of a child's brain develop more slowly than normal.