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Flavored vaping solutions stand displayed at a shop in New York City. Amid a mysterious health scare apparently caused by e-cigarettes, New York and Michigan have banned the sale of flavored vaping products, while Massachusetts has banned all of them for four months — moves that store owners say will hurt their bottom line. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Ruby Johnson, whose daughter was recently hospitalized with a respiratory illness from vaping, testified before a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on lung disease and e-cigarettes on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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If E-Cigs Were Romaine Lettuce, They'd Be Off The Shelf, Vaper's Mom Tells Congress

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A woman exhales a puff of vapor from a Juul pen in Vancouver, Wash. Television broadcasters including Viacom, CBS and WarnerMedia announced they are no longer running e-cigarette ads. Craig Mitchelldyer/AP hide caption

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Patients hospitalized with vaping-related illness often have severe pneumonia, and this kind of inflammation can create long-term damage, doctors say. alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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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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U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until experts figure out why some are coming down with serious respiratory illnesses. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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The New York State Department of Health said Thursday that it is looking at vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of severe pulmonary illness cases in the state that have been associated with vaping. Daniel Becerril/Reuters hide caption

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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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Airway-irritating acetals seem to form in some types of vape juice even without heat, researchers find — likely a reaction between the alcohol and aldehydes in the liquid. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Two San Francisco ordinances would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes in brick-and-mortar stores and ban online sales to shipping addresses in the city. Mauro Grigollo/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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San Francisco Bans Sales Of E-Cigarettes

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A British study found that people who used e-cigarettes to quit smoking were more successful than those who tried nicotine patches and gum. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Found Vaping Beat Traditional Smoking-Cessation Options

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"There's a certain notion that e-cigarettes are harmless," says Dr. Paul Ndunda, an assistant professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas in Wichita. "But ... while they're less harmful than normal cigarettes, their use still comes with risks." RyanJLane/Getty Images hide caption

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Juul Labs, the maker of e-cigarettes popular with young, has come under fire from health officials. Since the spring of 2018 the company has been lobbying the federal government. Gabby Jones/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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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said Tuesday that local restrictions, including bans on indoor vaping, are needed to reduce youth e-cigarette use. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There's been an increase in vaping in teens, but e-cigarette manufacturers say it's a safer alternative to smoking. Martina Paraninfi/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Cracks Down On E-Cigarette Sales To Curb Teen Vaping

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An unidentified 15-year-old student at a high school in Cambridge, Mass., vaped near campus in April. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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FDA Intensifies Crackdown On E-Cigarette Sales To Teenagers

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