David Yaffe-Bellany wrote an article today about how Juul and other e-cigarette device advertisements are being taken off television. CNN, CBS, and Viacom are stopping all ads by e-cigarette companies because of rising health concerns related to vaping. As CNN includes TNT and TBS, Viacom includes ads on MTV, Nickelodeon and BET networks they will all get rid of such ads. E-cigarettes are becoming widely understood as addictive and harmful, with rising numbers in illnesses related to vaping.

            Bellany leads by explaining what networks were getting rid of the ads and that they did this because of health warnings. The warnings came from the American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bellany says that there have been nearly 400 cases of vaping-related sicknesses throughout the US and seven deaths. He put the information related to vaping itself at the end and what he wanted to address(companies removing ads) at the beginning.

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