Dec 13, 2019

Montana to temporarily ban flavored e-cigarettes

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Montana will temporarily restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarette products in the state next week, Montana's Department of Public Health & Human Services said on Friday.

The big picture: 52 people have died from a lung injury associated with e-cigarette use in 26 states and the District of Columbia, as of Dec. 12. All 50 states and two U.S. territories have confirmed hospital cases associated with the lung injury, per the CDC.

Details: Montana's restrictions apply to flavored THC, nicotine and CBD e-cigarettes sold online and in-store — but retailers are not required to destroy existing inventory. Up to nine cases of lung injury associated with vaping in Montana have been reported to the CDC as of Dec. 10.

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CDC confirms 2,758 hospital cases of lung injury linked to vaping

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There are 2,758 confirmed hospital cases of lung injury associated with vaping in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and two U.S. territories, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports as of Feb 4.

The big picture: Nationally, most vaping-related patients with data on how they sourced products reported obtaining THC-containing products from "informal sources," per the CDC. The agency now recommends users should consider no longer vaping THC products, rather than its original claim to refrain from e-cigarettes.

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64 reported dead from vaping-related lung illness

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64 people have died from a lung injury associated with e-cigarette use in 28 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports as of Feb. 4.

What's new: Nationally, most vaping-related patients with data on how they sourced products reported obtaining THC-containing products from "informal sources," per the CDC. The agency recommends users should consider no longer vaping THC products, rather than its original claim to refrain from e-cigarettes.

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Vape lobby again targets Trump

Trump during a White House session on youth vaping in November 2019. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The lobbying group Vapor Technology Association is targeting President Trump with a six-figure ad buy in Palm Beach County, Fla., opposing a national ban on flavored e-cigarettes, a VTA spokesperson confirmed to Axios.

Why it matters: As Trump weighs whether to move forward with a proposed ban designed to curb youth vaping, 54 people have died from lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use in 27 states and the District of Columbia as of Dec. 19, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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