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US endorses tobacco pouches as less risky than cigarettes

Oct. 22, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday makes Swedish Match tobacco pouches the first so-called...

Lawsuit seeks to block Montana ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Oct. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Three Montana vape shops and an industry group are suing to block a temporary ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes from going into effect statewide next week. The lawsuit filed Thursday in state court in Ravalli County says the 120-day ban on e-cigarettes is an overly...

Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes

Oct. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash that blames its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation...

King County files lawsuit against e-cigarette maker JUUL

Oct. 17, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state county has filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker JUUL after a dozen confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness in the state. KOMO-TV reports that King County's claim accuses JUUL and its affiliates of fraud, racketeering and conspiracy while targeting children as...

4 school districts in Kansas' most populous county sue Juul

Oct. 16, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Four more school districts in Kansas are suing a leading e-cigarette maker as they struggle to stop students from vaping. The Kansas City Star reports that school boards for the 27,000-student Shawnee Mission district, the 22,000-student Blue Valley and the DeSoto school district, which...

Florida's attorney general launching vaping investigation

Oct. 16, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general announced Wednesday that she will investigate more than 20 vaping companies that sell the products in the state, saying there's a growing epidemic of teens using the e-cigarettes. In a news conference at a Tampa high school, Moody said the investigation will...

Another suburban Kansas City district to sue Juul

Oct. 15, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Another suburban Kansas City school district plans to sue a leading e-cigarette maker as the number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. climbs to about 1,300 cases. KMBC-TV reports that the school board for the Shawnee Mission School District voted Monday to join a national lawsuit...

Vaping fallout: Small stores suffer as vapers turn away

Oct. 10, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months amid news reports that vaping has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed 26....

Melania Trump listens as teens share experiences with vaping

Oct. 9, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump said Wednesday she's glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step to protect the next generation. "We need to be proactive before it gets out of control," she said at a White...

Teens to share their vaping experiences with Melania Trump

Oct. 8, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will hear directly from teens and young adults about their experiences with electronic cigarettes and vaping. The White House says she has invited a group from the Truth Initiative to participate in a "listening session" Wednesday. It will be the second time this week that...