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Teens have found a loophole in the flavored vape ban. The ban does not apply to disposable e-cigarettes, only to vapes that use refillable cartridges. Some teens are switching to the disposable version to continue vaping sweet and fruit flavors. (New York Times) 

The U.S. has advised against travel to China as airlines suspend flights. The State Department issued a level 4 “Do Not Travel” advisory, the highest grade of warning. Airlines including Delta, American and United canceled all flights to China. (Associated Press)

Doctors are trying to go viral on TikTok. Some physicians are using the app to combat health misinformation among teens. Doctors are talking about issues like vaping, sexual health and trying to make medical professionals seem more accessible. (New York Times)

Gilead is testing its experimental Ebola treatment on coronavirus. The company is working with China to set up a study of the drug’s effect on patients with coronavirus and is expediting lab tests on the antiviral treatment. (Reuters)

A study has documented the first case of coronavirus spread by a person with no symptoms. The research describes a case from Germany where a woman seems to have spread the virus without showing symptoms like a cough or fever. This may make the virus harder to contain. (STAT)


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