Business, Health

Maryland to raise minimum legal sales age to 21 for tobacco products on Oct. 1

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is reaching out to more than 4,000 randomly selected licensed tobacco retailers across the state to help them prepare for a change in the legal sales age for tobacco products. Starting October 1, 2019, Maryland will join 17 other states and more than 485 cities and counties across the nation in increasing the minimum …


Health, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Health alert issued: 5 Maryland residents hospitalized after vaping

BALTIMORE, MD – More alarm bells are going off for e-cigarette users. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have identified five individuals who, in the last two months, developed severe lung illness after using e-cigarettes, often referred to as “vaping.” Respiratory symptoms reported by patients included shortness …