flavored e-cigarettes

Airman 1st Class Erica Crossen / U.S. Air Force

An anti-vaping summit is planned this week in Honolulu and state lawmakers scheduled a briefing Thursday on the rising youth use of e-cigarettes. Both events come as hundreds of users around the country have developed a mysterious lung illness and over two dozen deaths have been reported.

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NEW YORK — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping.