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Woman with oxygen tank airlifted after smoking accident

North Carolina's insurance commissioner is cautioning people to be careful with cigarettes and pipes after a woman with an oxygen tank was badly burned while smoking.
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Health board passes smoking, vaping ban in New Hanover County

Smoking and vaping could soon be banned in public places in New Hanover County. The Health and Human Services Board voted to pass a new rule Tuesday.

First vaping death reported in South Carolina

The South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control is reporting the state's first vaping related death.

Sheriff: Woman had smoked before fatal oxygen tank explosion

A North Carolina sheriff's office says a woman has died after her cigarette ignited the oxygen tank she was using.

New Hanover County asks for input on possible e-cigarettes, tobacco ban

New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board will soon consider a plan than would prohibit e-cigarettes and tobacco use at county, city, and even public places.

Inventor to use $200K lottery prize to help people cut back on smoking

A North Carolina man says he plans to use his $200,000 lottery prize to market a product he invented that helps people cut back on smoking.
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Local vape shop owner reacts to mysterious illnesses

Lately there has been a lot of controversy surrounding e-cigarettes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at least eight deaths supposedly linked to vaping. Now a vape shop owner in our area wants to challenge those claims.
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Michigan moves to be 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on nicotine."

Attorney General Stein files lawsuits against eight e-cigarette companies

State Attorney General Josh Stein has announced he will be filing lawsuits against eight additional e-cigarette companies.

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