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Lebanon's dwindling rain leaves farmers struggling for water

Sep. 30, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

HARF BEIT HASNA, Lebanon (AP) — Farmers in a small town perched on a northern Lebanese mountain have long refused to accept defeat even as the government abandoned them to a life off the grid. Harf Beit Hasna receives almost no basic services. No water or sewage system, no...

Insider Q&A: FDA official on vaping's "promise or peril"

Sep. 26, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s been no honeymoon period for the Food and Drug Administration’s new tobacco chief, Brian King, the public health scientist now responsible for regulating the nation’s multibillion-dollar cigarette and vaping industry. The problems facing FDA’s...

Maine opts out of $440M multistate settlement with Juul

Sep. 24, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has opted out of a $440 million multistate settlement with electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs in objection to certain conditions. Maine would have received roughly $11 million over six to 10 years under the agreement announced Sept. 6 that settled a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 09, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Plenty of blame on CT health insurance increases In the end, the insurance rate increases approved by the state Insurance Department were not as high as had been feared. They will still take a toll on struggling...

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states' teen vaping probe

Sep. 06, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Reynolds’ carbon neutrality When we think about Reynolds American Inc., the North Carolina-based tobacco giant, we don’t necessarily think about clean air. But maybe that’ll change one day....

Altria's $13B investment in Juul e-cigarettes vaporizes

Jul. 28, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cigarette maker Altria's $13 billion investment in the troubled vaping company Juul has gone up in smoke — now worth less than 5% of its original value as U.S. regulators move to ban its e-cigarettes. Altria slashed the value of its Juul investment by more than...

FDA weighs oversight changes after formula, Juul troubles

Jul. 19, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration has asked for a review of the agency's food and tobacco programs following months of criticism over their handling of the baby formula shortage and e-cigarette reviews. Tuesday's announcement comes as FDA Commissioner...

Juul, FDA suspend court case while e-cigarette ban on hold

Jul. 06, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration and Juul agreed Wednesday to put their court fight on hold while the government reopens its review of the company’s electronic cigarettes. The agreement comes one day after the FDA placed a hold on its initial order banning...

FDA temporarily suspends order banning Juul cigarettes

Jul. 05, 2022 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued an administrative stay Tuesday on the order it issued last month for vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market. The agency said on Twitter that the stay temporarily suspends the marketing denial...