Officials say death of Montana teenager was vaping-related
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Health officials say a teenager in Montana has died of a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.
A third of Kentucky students haven’t had Hepatitis A vaccine
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health says more than a third of students haven't received the mandated Hepatitis A vaccination.
Massachusetts reports more vaping-related lung illnesses
BOSTON (AP) — Public health officials in Massachusetts are reporting 10 more confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses.
The Department of Public Health said Wednesday the...
Latest: California oil fire health warning lifted
CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on oil facility fire in Northern California (all times local):
Authorities have lifted shelter-in-place orders for some 12,000 people in...
The Latest: Michigan governor vows to appeal e-cig ruling
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes (all times local):
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will appeal a judge's decision...
Omaha mayor says she supports tax on vaping products
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor says she supports a proposal to expand a tobacco tax to including vaping.
The Omaha World-Herald reports Mayor Jean Stothert said last week she would support...
Chicago health officials urge flu vaccinations this fall
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago public health officials are encouraging residents to get a flu shot before the end of October.
Chicago Department of Public Health acting director Allison Arwady says...
First flu cases of the season arrive in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Public health authorities in Maine say the state has received word of the first cases of seasonal influenza for the new flu season.
Kentucky officials issue warning on vaping
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health says it is monitoring a growing number of cases of illness related to e-cigarette use or vaping.
Teens to share their vaping experiences with Melania Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will hear directly from teens and young adults about their experiences with electronic cigarettes and vaping.
State reports first death from vaping-related lung injury
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first death from a vaping-related lung injury.
The state Department of Health said Monday it reported the death of a...
New Hampshire reports 1st vaping-related lung injury
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health authorities say they've identified the first person in the state with a lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use.
Advisory in place for Idaho’s Winchester Lake
WINCHESTER, Idaho (AP) — A public health advisory is in place for Winchester Lake after testing indicated elevated levels of toxins produced by blue-green algae.
Couple asks state for quick decision about vaccination data
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple seeking to stop the public release of additional information about schools' immunization rates is asking the Department of Public Health to expedite its...
Illinois awards $350K for women’s preventative health care
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials in Illinois have awarded $350,000 in grants to help improve the health care of women of reproductive age.
Costs forcing some hospitals to stop delivering babies
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Last month's closing of the obstetrics unit at the Marshalltown hospital was only the most recent in Iowa's rural communities, which has forced some expectant mothers to...
Rhode Island issues emergency rules to ban vaping products
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials have issued emergency health regulations to ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state.
Clampdown on vaping could send users back toward cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from...
Kentucky hosting Children’s Environmental Health Summit
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a Children’s Environmental Health Summit next week will include discussions about vaping use among youth, children’s dental health and childhood...
Connecticut reports 1st death from vaping-related illness
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials are reporting the state’s first death associated with lung injuries related to vaping.
The state Department of Public Health said Thursday...
New Jersey governor calls for banning e-cigarette flavors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Vaping poses a health threat and New Jersey should move to ban flavored e-cigarettes, Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration said Thursday, announcing the findings of a task...
2 Rhode Islanders treated for vaping-related lung illness
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island public health officials say two state residents have been treated for confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related lung illness.
Massachusetts: Vaping sales OK to out-of-state purchasers
BOSTON (AP) — Health officials in Massachusetts are clarifying elements of the state’s four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products.
Delaware officials report first vaping-related death
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware public health officials are reporting the state’s first vaping-related death.
Officials said Thursday that an individual with a history of exposure to vaping died...
Alabama confirms state’s 1st vaping-related death
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed the state’s first vaping-related death.
A news release Wednesday said an East Alabama man died of lung disease...
Vaping group mounts legal challenge to temporary sales ban
BOSTON (AP) — A national industry group has asked a federal judge to immediately end Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of all vaping products.
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Fall yardwork can turn up toxic caterpillar hairs, CDC warns
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Public health authorities in Maine are asking residents to be cautious while performing fall yardwork because of the presence of an irritating pest.
Officials issue health warning urging those who vape to stop
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky's largest city have issued a public health warning that urges people who use vaping products to stop in the face of a national outbreak of severe lung...
Judge dismisses lawsuit over release of vaccination data
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Connecticut couple seeking to stop the Department of Public Health from publicly releasing additional...
Kentucky health officials urge flu vaccinations
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Health officials are urging Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu.
The Department for Public Health said in a statement last week that there had already been...
Health officials: Vaping-related illnesses rise in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials say more vaping-related illnesses have been reported in the state.
The Iowa Department of Public Health says in a news release that 23 cases of...
Keep calm and vape on: UK embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious
LONDON (AP) — While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit.
Alabama health official urges residents not to vape
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health officials are urging people to stop using e-cigarette or vaping products, at least until more is known about possible illnesses.
Connecticut health official urges residents not to vape
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Department of Public Health commissioner is urging residents not to use e-cigarette or vaping products, at least until more is known about why people are...
Mumps cases confirmed at 2 North Carolina universities
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's health agency is urging people to make sure their vaccinations are up to date after several confirmed mumps cases at two private universities.
State retracts report of 4th EEE death
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials now say three state residents have died of the mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis virus, not four as they previously reported.
Quebec officials confirm first illness related to vaping
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian health officials are confirming another case of severe pulmonary illness linked to vaping.
Details about the age and condition of victim in Quebec were not included...
Fentanyl-laced drugs cause rise in King County deaths
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials with Public Health - Seattle & King County say pills and drugs in powder form laced with fentanyl are behind a spike in overdose deaths across King County.
Kentucky issues harmful algae warning for Ohio River
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Division of Water and Department for Public Health are issuing a public health advisory for harmful algal bloom along the Ohio River.
Marijuana vape sales lag as lung illnesses rise in US
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's...
Massachusetts reports 4th death from mosquito virus
BOSTON (AP) — State public health officials say a fourth Massachusetts resident has died of the mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis virus.
Kearney to study ban on vaping in public places
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Kearney's mayor has asked city staffers to study whether vaping is a threat to public health and should be banned from public places in the city.
Juul stops e-cigarette ads as teen vaping, illnesses grow
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs Inc. will stop advertising its electronic cigarettes in the U.S. and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have...
Georgia: state’s 1st death from vaping-related illness
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Department of Public Health reports the state's first death from illness associated with e-cigarettes. A news release says the patient had a history of heavy nicotine...
The Latest: Massachusetts panel OKs ban on vape sales
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a ban on all vaping products in Massachusetts: (all times local):
The Massachusetts Public Health Council has unanimously approved a four-month...