Federal Lawsuit Filed Against E-Cigarette Vendors

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against E-Cigarette Vendors


APARTMENT WHERE THEY FOUND A 12- YEAR-OLD, THE WOMAN’S SON. THE MOTHER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR EVALUATION. 22 NATIONAL ONLINE E- CIGARETTE VENDORS ARE FACING SUITS FOR SELLING VAPING PRODUCTS IN CANDY-LIKE FLAVORS THAT MAY CATCH THE EYE OF THE YOUNG. JENNIFER Mc LOGAN HAS MORE ON WHAT IS BEING DONE TO PUT A STOP TO THE TROUBLING TREND. Reporter: NEARLY 40% OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND 27% OF STUDENTS OVERALL IN NEW YORK VAPE ACCORDING TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. WHAT FLAVOR IS THAT? FRUITY PEBBLES DOUGHNUT. PEOPLE CUT CLASS TO GO IN THE BATHROOM AND START VAPING. AS SOON AS YOU ARE IN A SCHOOL BATHROOM AND SOMEONE IS VAPING IT WILL TRIGGER AN ALERT WITH VAPE OR VAPE WITH THC. Reporter: A MANUFACTURING PLANT TURNING OUT THE LATEST IN HIGH-TECH VAPING DETECTORS THAT COST $1,000 A PIECE. A LONG ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ONE OF THREE NATIONWIDE SUING THE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE MAKER JUUL CLAIMING IT’S FORCING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO POUR TIME AND MONEY INTO FIGHTING THE ADDICTION EPIDEMIC. THE VAPE IS STARTING TO REGISTER RIGHT NOW. TYPICALLY WHEN THE ALARM GOES OFF, IT’S A SILENT ALARM TO THE ADMINISTRATORS IN THE BUILDING. IT’S A NATIONAL HEALTH CRISIS. Reporter: CONGRESSMAN KING SAID THAT SWEEPING URGENT ACTION IS NEEDED ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL AND IS CALLING FOR A BAN ON SALES OF FLAVORED E- CIGARETTES, A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO ALERT CHILDREN TO VAPING DANGERS, WANTS TO DOUBLE THE FUNDING FOR THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL. IS THERE IS NO ROOM FOR PARTISANSHIP. THIS IS SOMETHING WE COME TO AGREEMENT ON. Reporter: THE DEATH OF A BRONX TEEN HAS BROUGHT THE TOTAL OF VAPING-RELATED DEATHS IN THE U.S. TO MORE THAN 20. 1100 MORE CASES OF SEVERE VAPING ILLNESSES.

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