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Illinois lawmakers to consider flavored vaping ban

Sep. 22, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers this fall will consider banning most flavored vaping products, following recent restrictions that some other states have enacted amid concerns about the safety of vaping and its allure to young people. The legislation sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Deb Conroy, a Villa...

Lawmaker wants Rhode Island to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Sep. 22, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawmaker in Rhode Island plans to introduce a bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. Rep. Julie Casimiro says she's planning to propose a ban after the new legislative session begins in January. She says the products need to be removed from store shelves "for the health...

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

Sep. 20, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting out of the vaping business. The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. when it sells out its current inventory. The nation's largest retailer said the move is due to "growing...

Governor supports waiting for federal e-cigarette ban

Sep. 20, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he supports waiting for a federal ban on flavored e-cigarette sales. On Tuesday, New York became the first state to ban flavored e-cigarette sales. Michigan enacted a similar ban the following day. President Donald Trump said Sept. 11 the government would...

Lawmakers advance Wyoming bill increasing smoking age to 21

Sep. 19, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have voted to advance a bill raising the state minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that lawmakers aim to limit minors' access to tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewable tobacco and nicotine-infused...

Ban on vaping materials in Maine schools to start this week

Sep. 18, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine school buildings are about to add e-cigarettes and vaping materials to the list of banned products in their buildings. The change is the result of an update to an existing state law that takes hold on Thursday. Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention director Nirav Shah...

Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes a day after New York

Sep. 18, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said the ban was effective...

California Editorial Rdp

Sep. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

Sept. 17 The San Diego Union-Tribune on California homelessness: Given the way President Donald Trump sometimes mocks California; many residents might be inclined to take his recent comments about wanting to help the state with its homelessness problems with a grain of salt. The White House budget actually sought...

India's government approves ban on e-cigarettes

Sep. 18, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses. The ban was approved by the Cabinet. The government is expected to issue an ordinance soon...

Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

Sep. 17, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the...