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Court: Injunction blocking Michigan e-cigarette ban stands

May. 22, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state appeals court let stand a temporary injunction blocking Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigarettes, saying a judge did not overstep in ruling for two businesses that sued. In a 3-0 ruling released Friday, the court said Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephen did not abuse her...

Minnesota House OKs bill raising age to buy tobacco to 21

May. 9, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House approved legislation Saturday that raises the age for residents to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Lawmakers voted 89-41 in favor of the measure known as Tobacco 21. It became federal law last December, but promoters of the state bill say it is needed for...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 1, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

CONNECTICUT The rainy day has arrived The Republican American May 1 Connecticut’s rainy day fund has a record balance, as Gov. Ned Lamont and other state officials have been quick to highlight. However, the coronavirus pandemic may prove devastating for the budget reserve. This demonstrates, as well as...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 file photo, vaping devices are displayed at a store in New York. On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that a federal court accepted its request to push back the May 12 deadline to submit vaping product applications to Sept. 9. The agency said the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed preparations to meet the deadline for both companies and FDA staff. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Virus outbreak delays US government review of e-cigarettes

Apr. 23, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarette companies will have four additional months to submit their products for government review because of delays tied to the coronavirus outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that a federal court accepted its request to push back the May 12 deadline to...

Curbside mixed drinks temporarily allowed in Missouri

Apr. 14, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is permitting the curbside sale of mixed drinks amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control announced Tuesday that it is temporarily waiving restrictions to permit retailer-packaged alcoholic drinks. The drink must be placed in a...