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County officials report first death caused by vaping

LOS ANGELES — County public health officials announced Sept. 6 the county’s first known death of a person stemming from the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping — the fourth such death nationwide. Dr. Muntu Davis, the county’s health officer, said the patient was an “older adult who had chronic underlying health conditions,” but vaping is Read More…

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Coalition seeks ban on flavored tobacco products

LOS ANGELES — City and county officials have examined the idea of banning flavored tobacco products in recent months, and a coalition of health experts, educators and students gathered Aug. 14 to voice their support of such a prohibition. The L.A. Families Fighting Flavored Tobacco coalition hosted a news conference in front of the Kenneth Read More…

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County continues its ban on commercial marijuana

LOS ANGELES — A ban on commercial cannabis remains in place in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, with the Board of Supervisors opting not to take any action on the issue, even as new legal dispensaries open with state and local licenses in other parts of the county. The county’s Department of Consumer and Read More…