Latest Tobacco products manufacturing News

Vaping company Juul cuts 400 jobs amid growing setbacks

Nov. 10, 2022 15:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled vaping company Juul Labs announced hundreds of layoffs Thursday as the company weathers lawsuits, government bans and increasing competition for its electronic cigarettes. Juul said it has obtained new financing to stay in business and continue...

Voters approve California law banning flavored tobacco

Nov. 09, 2022 00:21 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Californians on Tuesday voted to allow a law banning flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes and strawberry gummy vaping juice to go into effect. With about a quarter of the ballots counted, Proposition 31 won handily with 76.5% of the vote. ...

Germany to force plastic makers to help pay for cleanups

Nov. 02, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday that it plans to make plastic manufacturers contribute to the cost of cleaning up litter in streets and parks. The Cabinet agreed on a bill that makers of products containing single-use plastic will need to pay into a central fund...

Tampa’s streetcar is a front row seat to downtown’s rebirth

Oct. 30, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The bell-clanging car rumbled by plots that once held cigar factories but now were glossy developments, and operator Connie Cosme considered how the city had changed since she first stood behind the controls two decades ago. “That was an empty lot,” she said...

Altria inks new deal on heated cigarettes as sales slide

Oct. 27, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marlboro-maker Altria has a new partner in its effort to bring a heat-not-burn cigarette to the U.S. market, one week after exiting a similar deal with its sister company, Philip Morris International. Altria said Thursday it's launching a new venture with Japan...

Voters to decide on California ban on flavored tobacco

Oct. 15, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two years ago, California banned flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes and cotton candy vaping juice, arguing that they mostly attracted kids and were especially dangerous amid the coronavirus pandemic when youth deaths spiked from respiratory complications. ...

Former cigar factory for sale in Tampa

Oct. 09, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The two-story Ybor City wooden and concrete block building at 2708 N 18th St. is primarily known as a former Arturo Fuente Cigar Co. factory. But Carlos Fuente Jr., the third generation of that family to run what is now one of the world’s largest handmade-cigar...

10 days later, Cubans still recovering from Hurricane Ian

Oct. 07, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

LA COLOMA, Cuba (AP) — Soldiers fix roofs and raise power poles under a blazing sun, while teachers salvage wet school books and residents cook over wood fires in La Coloma, a fishing and industrial town on Cuba’s coast that took the brunt of Hurricane Ian. Ten days after the...

New survey suggests little progress against U.S. teen vaping

Oct. 06, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest government study on teen vaping suggests there's been little progress in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of kids. The data seems to show more high school students vaping, with 14% saying they had done so recently, according to survey results...

Judge: ITG is liable for Florida tobacco settlement payments

Oct. 03, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Cigarette manufacturer ITG Brands assumed liability for tobacco settlement payments to the state of Florida when it acquired four brands from Reynolds American in 2015, a Delaware judge has ruled. Vice Chancellor Lori Will ruled Friday that, as a result, ITG must...