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Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

Nov. 18, 2019 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. By the time Trump landed back at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington a few hours later,...

Mexico top court rules e-cigarette sales should be allowed

Nov. 13, 2019 7:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country’s tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes. Current law allows regulated sales of tobacco products, while at the same time it outlaws “selling, distributing, exhibiting, producing or promoting...

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes

Nov. 8, 2019 1:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping. Trump told reporters his administration will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next week but...

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 7, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who...

San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:39 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed claimed victory Tuesday night in municipal elections while voters appeared to be snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers with some 60 percent of the votes when she declared victory...

The Latest: San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:32 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on election races for San Francisco (all times local): 10:25 p.m. San Francisco Mayor London Breed is claiming victory in Tuesday's election while voters were snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers...

US teen vaping numbers climb, fueled by Juul & mint flavor

Nov. 5, 2019 12:10 PM EST

New research shows U.S. teens who use electronic cigarettes prefer those made by Juul Labs, and mint is the favorite flavor for many of them, suggesting a shift after the company stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in stores. The results are in a pair of studies published Tuesday, including one that details...

San Francisco: Mayor has easy reelection; vaping on ballot

Nov. 4, 2019 12:33 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco's mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday's ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city's homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall that have put the politically liberal city in the...

Trump picks cancer specialist from Texas hospital to run FDA

Nov. 1, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked a cancer specialist and hospital executive to lead the Food and Drug Administration. If confirmed, Dr. Stephen Hahn of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston would inherit a raft of high-profile public health issues, including leading the...

Former Juul exec alleges company shipped tainted products

Oct. 30, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allegation comes in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by lawyers representing Siddharth Breja, a one-time finance executive at the...