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Juul to pay $14.5 million to settle Arizona vaping lawsuit

Nov. 23, 2021 21:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs will pay Arizona $14.5 million and vowed not to market to young people in the state to settle a consumer fraud lawsuit. The settlement announced by Attorney General Mark Brnovich Tuesday is the second Juul has reached with...

8 online vaping retailers to pay more than $145K to Vermont

Nov. 23, 2021 13:44 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Eight online sellers of electronic cigarettes will pay a total of more than $145,700 in civil penalties to Vermont in settlements for violations of the state's delivery sales ban and its Consumer Protection Act, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan said Tuesday. ...

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...

Oregon county bans sale of flavored tobacco products

Nov. 03, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's second most populous county has passed the state's first ban on flavored tobacco products. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the Board of County Commissioners in Washington County voted 3 to 2 Tuesday to prohibit retail sales of any...

Oil giants deny spreading disinformation on climate change

Oct. 28, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives of ExxonMobil and other oil giants denied spreading disinformation about climate change as they sparred Thursday with congressional Democrats over allegations that the industry concealed evidence about the dangers of global warming. ...

Moorhead officials raise tobacco age, ban flavored products

Oct. 13, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — City officials in Moorhead have raised the legal age to buy tobacco products and banned all flavored tobacco products from stores. KFGO reported that the City Council voted 7-1 on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that raises...

FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

Oct. 12, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. E-cigarettes have been sold in the U.S. for more than...

New FDA chief can't come soon enough for beleaguered agency

Oct. 08, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining under a pandemic workload and battered by a string of public controversies, one of the leading agencies in the government's fight against COVID-19 is finally on the verge of getting a new commissioner. After nearly nine months of searching,...

Ex-Facebook employee asks lawmakers to step in. Will they?

Oct. 07, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Camera lights glare. Outrage thunders from elected representatives. A brave industry whistleblower stands alone and takes the oath behind a table ringed by a photographers’ mosh pit. The former Facebook product manager who has accused the social...