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Kevin Burns, former CEO of vaping company Juul, has joined digital pharmacy Alto as president and chief operating officer, Axios has learned.

Flashback: Axios reported last month that Burns, who has also held leadership positions at yogurt maker Chobani and private equity firm TPG, was in talks for an executive role with Alto. The news was made official yesterday via an internal announcement, but there appear to be no plans to make a public statement.

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Vaping drops dramatically among teenagers

Disposable vaping products still have a large appeal to teens. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

E-cigarette use among middle and high schoolers dropped significantly since last year, with 1.8 million fewer teens vaping, a federal report released Wednesday shows.

Why it matters: The survey, conducted between mid-January and mid-March, highlights the effects of last year’s outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths.

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The murder hornets are here

A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.