Category Archives: NPR


Dec

20

2018
Altria Buys 35 Percent Stake In E-Cigarette Maker Juul

Altria Buys 35 Percent Stake In E-Cigarette Maker Juul

The $12.8 billion deal gives the parent company of Philip Morris a way to hedge its bets as U.S. cigarette smoking declines. And it gives Juul a powerful partner as it faces scrutiny over teen vaping. (Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Dec

18

2018
Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An ‘Epidemic’

Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An ‘Epidemic’

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action. (Image credit: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)


Dec

16

2018
Teen Vaping Soared In 2018

Teen Vaping Soared In 2018

A dramatic increase in vaping among high school students is the largest yearly change ever seen in a long-running survey tracking substance use and abuse by teens. (Image credit: VOISIN/Getty Images)


Dec

14

2018
ACA Sign-Ups Have Lagged For 2019. But What Does That Mean?

ACA Sign-Ups Have Lagged For 2019. But What Does That Mean?

The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people are getting insurance via their work. (Image credit: Patrick Sison/AP)



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