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Two states report vaping deaths, cases climb to 530 across US

Two states report vaping deaths, cases climb to 530 across US

Public health officials in Georgia and Florida reported two vaping deaths this week, bringing the nationwide total to 11. Both cases involved individuals suffering from the severe lung condition that has appeared in hundreds of people who reported recent use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping products. In at least one of these newly disclosed fatal cases, the victim is said to have used nicotine products.

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Snapchat’s Facebook no-no file called Project Voldemort

Snapchat’s Facebook no-no file called Project Voldemort

Facebook's history of attempts to acquire and/or overcome Snapchat have reportedly appeared in a file created by Snap called "Project Voldemort." Neither of the companies have made this document official, and all sources have remained anonymous in their efforts to make this document known. The files paint Facebook as the enemy of the modern world courtesy of a character from J.K. Rowling's global blockbuster book series: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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New Mac Pro to be Texas-made after Apple escapes Trump tariffs

New Mac Pro to be Texas-made after Apple escapes Trump tariffs

Apple announced today that it will be manufacturing its new Mac Pros at a production facility in Austin, Texas. This is the same Flex facility that has been making Mac Pros since 2013, making the computer something of a rarity among Apple's product lineup, as most of its other devices are made in China. Production is set to kick off soon, and it'll use components made by "more than a dozen American companies."

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FDA proposed rule shows it’s serious about banning e-cigarettes

FDA proposed rule shows it’s serious about banning e-cigarettes

As anticipated, the FDA has proposed a new rule detailing the steps tobacco companies will be required to take in order to sell electronic cigarettes and similar vaping products. The FDA will evaluate applications for marketing approval across a variety of categories, including the product's potential impact on public health. The agency aims to 'clear the market' of all unauthorized flavored electronic cigarettes.

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India is one of the first countries to ban all electronic cigarettes

India is one of the first countries to ban all electronic cigarettes

India has revealed intentions to ban all electronic cigarettes in the nation, a move said to be made out of concern over public health. Approval of the ban was given by the country's Union Cabinet, according to India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The decision follows confirmation of nearly 400 cases of a severe lung condition impacting people with a history of vaping.

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California public health officials report seventh vaping-related death

California public health officials report seventh vaping-related death

Public health officials with the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency in California have reported the seventh death linked to the unnamed lung condition impacting hundreds of people who had a history of recent vape use. The death impacted an adult over the age of 40, according to an announcement from the county, which says this was related to electronic cigarette use.

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FDA moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes: Here’s what we know

FDA moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes: Here’s what we know

The FDA is taking steps to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes amid ongoing reports of a serious lung condition that has caused at least six deaths and more than 450 cases, including hospitalizations. The announcement was made today by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who said in a statement that these devices are paving the way for a new generation of nicotine addicts.

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CDC’s vaping update arrives amid third death, more than 450 cases

CDC’s vaping update arrives amid third death, more than 450 cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its latest update on the investigation into a serious lung condition linked to the use of nicotine and THC vapes. The agency addressed reports from yesterday claiming that an oil called vitamin E acetate had been found in a number of cases, pointing out that it isn't a common link between all of the reported illnesses. The update joins reports of a third death and more than 450 cases.

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Huawei P30 Pro gets makeover to shortcut Trump’s Android ban

Huawei P30 Pro gets makeover to shortcut Trump’s Android ban

The Huawei P30 Pro is not a new device - but you might be forgiven for thinking it was, reading news today. This device was re-introduced, in a way, to audiences last night at IFA 2019, a technology conference at which Huawei took an already-successful, already-released device and showed it off with a pair of new colors: Misty Lavender and Mystic Blue. Doing this allows Huawei to ship a "new" phone with Android 10, Google's newest operating system update, while their actual new device, Huawei Mate 30, cannot be launched with official Google certification.

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Officials find common ingredient linking many lung disease cases

Officials find common ingredient linking many lung disease cases

A new report claims that FDA officials recently disclosed the discovery of a vaping ingredient that may be responsible for many of the vaping lung disease cases reported around the country. The disclosure was reportedly made earlier this week to state health officials, implicating a particular oil that is used in vaping solutions containing THC.

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Michigan bans flavored electronic cigarettes: What you need to know

Michigan bans flavored electronic cigarettes: What you need to know

Michigan has officially become the first state to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes that contain a flavored liquid. The ban will be made by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services under the direction of state Governor Gretchen Whitman as a move to protect teens from the unknown health risks associated with vaping. The news comes amid reports from multiple states of a severe lung condition associated with these devices.

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Maryland is the latest state to report severe vaping lung injury cases

Maryland is the latest state to report severe vaping lung injury cases

Public health officials in another state have reported cases of a mysterious lung illness that has impacted more than 100 people who vape. The report comes from Maryland, where the state's Department of Health issued an advisory on Wednesday, August 28, revealing that it confirmed five cases of this issue from the last two months. Symptoms in these cases mirror ones reported in other states.

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