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Disposable vapes may be hotter than Juul among kids, according to researcher Bonnie Halpern-Felsher. She received a bag of vape pens recently confiscated by a high school principal in northern California, with flavors like Banana Ice and Cool Mint. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher hide caption

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Parents: Teens Are Still Vaping, Despite Flavor Ban. Here's What They're Using

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People who smoke, vape or use nicotine in any form will not be hired by U-Haul in the 21 states where such hiring policies are legal. boonchai wedmakawand/Getty Images hide caption

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U-Haul's Nicotine-Free Hiring Rule Reflects A Trend That Troubles Workers' Advocates

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Using e-cigarettes doesn't seem to be as risky as smoking tobacco. But both activities can cause long-term lung problems, research finds — and the effect seems to be additive for people who do both. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Vaping Nicotine Linked To Increased Risk Of Chronic Lung Disease

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Even as the popularity of e-cigarettes exploded — with unknown health risks — the federal government was slow to regulate vaping companies. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Vaping Snuck Up On Regulators

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This notice on a cigarette packet in Thailand shows the potential impact of reduced blood circulation to extremities because of smoking. Such pictorial warnings are among the anti-smoking measures that are more likely to be found in countries that have limited Big Tobacco's influence on their politics, according to the new Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index. Apichart Weerawong/AP hide caption

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A woman rolls tobacco inside a tendu leaf to make a beedi cigarette at her home in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. India's smokers favor cheaper options such as chewing and leaf-wrapped tobacco over cigarettes. Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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India Banned E-Cigarettes — But Beedis And Chewing Tobacco Remain Widespread

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President Trump speaks to the press with first lady Melania Trump and Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless (left) and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA To Banish Flavored E-Cigarettes To Combat Youth Vaping

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Vaping has been linked to a cluster of hospitalizations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. sestovic/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Behind A Cluster Of Vaping-Related Hospitalizations?

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FDA warns that smoking cigarettes causes Type 2 diabetes, which raises blood sugar, among other serious health risks. U.S. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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The disclosure of millions of once-secret tobacco industry documents — which are now readily searchable online — has opened a window into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interactions with tobacco executives and lobbyists. Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo for NPR hide caption

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Tobacco's 'Special Friend': What Internal Documents Say About Mitch McConnell

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he was spurred to act because of an "unprecedented spike" in the number of teenagers who were vaping, or smoking e-cigarettes. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Dramatic decreases in deaths from lung cancer among African-Americans were particularly notable, according to the American Cancer Society. Siri Stafford/Getty Images hide caption

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Signs in a Chicago shop window advertise e-cigarettes and pods from Juul in September. Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris, announced Thursday it would buy a 35 percent stake in the company. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Morning dew glistens on a tobacco leaf in a field outside Rolesville, N.C. Despite a worldwide decline in production, tobacco remains North Carolina's most valuable crop. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Julien Lavandier, a Colorado State University student, started smoking e-cigarettes as a high school sophomore. He says he's now hooked on Juul and has been unable to quit. John Daley / CPR News hide caption

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He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

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