The battle to ban flavored e-cigarettes and other products hit resistance recently, but advocates said the struggle is not over.
As the coronavirus spreads, Americans lose ground against other health threats
As the world struggles to control the coronavirus, U.S. officials are refighting public health battles they thought they had won.
Lamont keeps state spending lean to build reserves against next recession
Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a lean $22.3 billion budget Wednesday that would push Connecticut’s emergency reserves close to $3 billion while keeping taxes largely flat.
Lamont’s new budget takes aim at vaping, debt-free college program
There are no major tax hikes in Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal, but it does include a ban on flavored vaping liquids and place restrictions on the debt-free college program.
CT, NY, NJ and PA seek common approach to pot
The governors of four northeastern states are exploring a regional approach to the legalization of recreational marijuana.
DeLauro focuses on health risks of vaping as lung disease stumps CDC
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who has asked federal regulators to take e-cigarettes off the shelves, tackled the twin threats posed by teen vaping and an epidemic of lung injuries.
First vaping-related death reported in Connecticut
A person between the ages of 30 and 39 is the first to die in Connecticut of a mysterious lung disease linked to vaping. In addition, the number of vaping-related illnesses has climbed in the last week, from 18 to 25.
These kids demand more than ‘Tobacco 21’ to curb vaping
The adults celebrated the new law on tobacco and vaping. The kids were less impressed.
The legal age to buy cigarettes, vaping products goes up Tuesday
As Connecticut wrestles with a rise in the number of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping, the state is preparing to increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products.
Lamont exploring ban on vaping products as part of regional strategy
Gov. Ned Lamont is exploring a ban on flavored vaping products as part of a multi-state effort to regulate e-cigarettes and recreational marijuana use.
Five things to know about the rise in vaping illnesses
A surge of vaping-related illnesses has sent hundreds of people to hospitals across the country, including 11 in CT, and resulted in seven deaths. So what’s being done about it?
Lawmakers vow to introduce ban on flavored vaping products if federal effort stalls
Connecticut would be following New York and Michigan which have already enacted bans.
Vapers seek relief from nicotine addiction in — wait for it — cigarettes
Some are turning to combustible cigarettes in a dangerous bid to lower their nicotine intake and get off their vapes.
Vaping by the numbers
Vaping has surged in the past two years, particularly among teenagers and young adults. More than 20% of high school students reported vaping in 2018 — almost twice the 2017 rate.
Three more cases of mysterious lung disease reported in Connecticut
Altogether, the state has logged five cases of the illness. All of the patients became sick in July and August and have since been released from the hospital, the department said.