Tag Archives: Epidemic

Why NYC is staring down a West Nile epidemic

You thought the germs on the subway pole were NYC’s biggest health threat? Nope — turns out the entire design of the city can affect your well-being, for better or worse. That’s according to Sara Jensen Carr, an assistant professor in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the School of Architecture at Boston’s Northeastern University. In… Read More »

Congressional hearing probes Juul’s role in youth vaping ‘epidemic’

The hearing will scrutinize the leading vape company’s marketing, health claims and relationship with Big Tobacco — namely, tobacco giant Altria, which invested nearly $ 13 billion in Juul Labs late last year. The list of attendees sets the stage for a heated clash over whether e-cigarettes should be subject to stronger regulation, weighing their… Read More »

As Juul grapples with teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ CEO tells parents ‘I’m sorry’

Kevin Burns, CEO, JUUL, left, and CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla Source: CNBC Kevin Burns, CEO of Juul Labs ⁠— the maker of the bestselling e-cigarette in the U.S. and center of federal regulators’ crackdown into what they’re calling a teen vaping “epidemic” ⁠— has a message for parents whose children are addicted to his company’s products:… Read More »