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Massachusetts reaches $51M settlement with vaping company

Dec. 09, 2021 14:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A now defunct e-cigarette retailer and its two owners have agreed to pay nearly $51 million to settle allegations that they illegally marketed products to minors in Massachusetts, the state attorney general's office said Thursday. The settlement filed in Suffolk...

Indianapolis district latest in Indiana to join vaping suit

Nov. 29, 2021 14:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Public Schools has become the latest Indiana school district to join a lawsuit that accuses e-cigarette giant Juul Labs of marketing its vaping products to young people. IPS is one of hundreds of U.S. school districts, including 10...

N. Carolina AG files lawsuit over kid-friendly e-cigarettes

Nov. 16, 2021 17:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced Tuesday that he is suing the founders of an e-cigarette maker over his concerns that their product is being marketed to children through kid-friendly flavors and poor age verification. Stein...

Portland moves towards banning flavored tobacco products

Nov. 12, 2021 15:48 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine, is planning to join the growing national movement to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes because of public health concerns about marketing targeting children and marginalized people. A city health committee voted to move the...

Australia wants Facebook to seek parental consent for kids

Oct. 25, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of 10 million Australian dollars ($7.5 million) under a draft law released...