PAVe IN THE PRESS
Parents Against Vaping is a grassroots group that seeks to educate parents about the dangers of e-cigarettes.
PAVe Testifies Before Congress
On October 16, 2019, members of PAVE testified before the Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.
PAVe co-founder Meredith Berkman appeared before The House Committee on Appropriations on "E-cigarettes: An Emerging Threat to Public Health"
PAVe co-founder Dorian Fuhrman appeared before the Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, “Legislation to Reverse the Youth Tobacco Epidemic”
CBS News: Juul Labs, the bestselling e-cigarette brand in the U.S., announced Thursday that it will voluntarily stop selling its popular mint-flavored e-cigarette pods. The announcement is Juul's latest attempt to ward off public outcry that blames the company for the uptick in e-cigarette use among teens.
NJTV News: On Monday, Congressman Frank Pallone unveiled new legislation to address the youth e-cigarette crisis in the country.
WIRED: Vaping opponents criticize plan to continue selling the popular mint and menthol flavors.
USA Today: Don't be fooled. The e-cigarette company clings to mint and menthol, the flavors youth like most, as the clock ticks on Trump’s proposed flavor ban.
NPR: Ruby Johnson, whose daughter was recently hospitalized with a respiratory illness from vaping, testified before a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on lung disease and e-cigarettes on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
Washington Post: Far more careful on social media than her husband, the first lady even recently tweeted about the dangers of flavored e-cigarettes. The rare policy stance earned praise from Meredith Berkman, co-founder of Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes.
The Wall Street Journal: Meredith Berkman, Dorian Fuhrman and Dina Alessi founded the group Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes because they were concerned about the marketing of flavored e-cigarettes to children, including their own teenage sons.
Now This News: Republican and Democratic lawmakers are uniting with anti-vaping advocates to launch a congressional caucus with the goal of ending the youth vaping epidemic.
WIRED: Regulators say Juul hasn't proved its claim that e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco, and uses misleading appeals to kids.
WIRED: That’s why all those weird, possibly toxic flavorings are allowed—and the lax regulatory environment goes back a century.
Fox News: Teen anti-vaping advocate Caleb Mintz and his mom, Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes co-founder Meredith Berkman, tell their story on 'America's Newsroom.'
NY Post: Same box — right down to the warning on the front and back that “This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.”
Inside Edition: Critics say the high levels of nicotine coupled with pleasant flavoring and the misconception that the product at hand is harmless makes e-cigarettes especially attractive to teens.
Web MD: The administration will ask that the FDA ban non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market.
Boston Herald: Top Boston pulmonologists say vaping injuries are reaching crisis levels — with one local patient who started vaping in fifth grade — as the CDC reports vape-related lung illness is rising nationwide and a new Dana-Farber study warns of second-hand vape hazards.
Mother Jones: On July 25, Juul, the $38 billion e-cigarette company, appeared before the United States House Oversight Committee to explain its role in youth nicotine addiction.
ABC7 New York: A rally was held in front of Juul's New York City office Tuesday as protesters condemned what they call a multi-billion-dollar campaign to hook kids on flavored tobacco products.
WGN9: Meredith Berkman, Co-founder, Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes (PAVe), and John Schachter, Communications Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
NBC Nightly News: The lawsuit claims that the company marketed to teens despite know about growing evidence of health risks. In a statement, Juul Labs says the lawsuit is without merit and it will work with lawmakers to “reverse the trend in youth use.”
1010 Wins: Dozens of parents and anti-vaping advocates demonstrated outside of the New York City headquarters of Juul Tuesday morning, demanding restrictions on the sales of flavored e-cigarettes.
CBS: Dozens of parents and anti-vaping advocates held a protest Tuesday outside the JUUL offices in Manhattan.
NY Times: After Juul Labs, under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its hugely popular flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall, upstart competitors swooped in to grab the shelf space.
WBUR 90.9: Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Meredith Berkman, co-founder of Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes, and Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Politico - New York: Meredith Berkman, a New York City resident who was among those to address a U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee last week, also said she plans to force the issue in Albany next session.
Washington Post: PAVe moms Kristin Beauparlant and son Cade (MA) , Kelly Kinard and son Luka (NC) speak for millions of families harmed by teen targeting of JUUL.
New Day Weekend - CNN: PAVe co-founder Meredith Berkman and student Caleb Mintz appear on CNN's New Day Weekend with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul.
WUSA-9: There was a 78-percent increase in the amount of teens trying vaping during the 2017-2018 school year.
NBC News: One of the most popular e-cigarette companies, Juul, stole material from Stanford University's renowned tobacco prevention toolkit, and used it to get its marketing messages to kids, one of the toolkit's authors claims.
CBS News: During a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Wednesday, two teens spoke about their experience with Juul, the company that produces flavored e-cigarettes.
Forbes: A House panel revealed for the first time internal documents from Juul Labs that Democrats said detailed the e-cigarette company’s plan to directly reach teenagers.
CNBC: Meredith, Caleb, and Philip testified about Juul’s advertising and teens’ addiction to the products.
C-SPAN: Members of the PAVe Community testify about JUUL before the US Congress on July 24, 2019. Watch testimony from Meredith, Dorian, Caleb, and Phillip.
CNBC: Carl Quintanilla investigates the rapidly growing and controversial e-cigarette industry, a market expected to hit $9 billion by the end of 2019.
Good Morning America - Cover Story featuring Meredith Berkman of PAVe
NBC News - Cade Beauparlant and his mom, PAVe’s MA advocate Kristin, speak out about Cade’s battle against JUUL dependence/nicotine addiction.