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Booker Prize-winning novelist Keri Hulme dead at 74

Dec. 27, 2021 23:18 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Keri Hulme, the New Zealander whose 1984 novel The Bone People won the Man Booker Prize, has died. She was 74. Family members confirmed Hulme died Monday morning at Waimate on New Zealand’s South Island. They did not specify a cause. ...

FDA pick Califf parries questions at confirmation hearing

Dec. 14, 2021 15:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration parried questions on crises ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to the opioid epidemic, during a Senate hearing Tuesday that seemed to bode well for his confirmation. After the hearing was over,...

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...