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Boebert faces first election Tuesday since switching districts and the vaping scandal

Jun. 25, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert faces voters in Colorado's GOP primary election Tuesday after she fled a tough reelection race to run in a more Republican-leaning district, harried along the way by accusations of carpetbagging and still bruised by an embarrassing video. ...

Australia plans to restrict vape sales to pharmacies from next week

Jun. 24, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to outlaw the sale of vapes outside pharmacies from next week under some of the world’s toughest restrictions on electronic cigarettes, the health minister said on Monday. The government had reached a compromise with the minor Greens...

FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

Jun. 21, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, acknowledging that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. The FDA said it authorized four menthol e-cigarettes...

US health officials authorize first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for adult smokers

Jun. 21, 2024 11:26 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US health officials authorize first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for adult smokers.

Senators blast health and law enforcement officials over illegal e-cigarettes used by teens

Jun. 12, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Wednesday blasted top health and law enforcement officials for not doing more to combat the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement. Democrats and Republicans on...

FDA and DOJ pledge more cooperation on illegal e-cigarettes ahead of congressional hearing

Jun. 10, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators and law enforcement officials on Monday vowed to work more closely to stop sales of illegal electronic cigarettes, which have grown into a multibillion-dollar business in the U.S. while skirting government oversight. The Food and Drug...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 13, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. May 9, 2024. Editorial: Texas agency botched multibillion-dollar Medicaid bid Texas Health and Human Services’ gave Aetna a boost and must start over. In Texas, millions of low-income residents are dependent on Medicaid for their...

Official resigns after guilty plea to drug conspiracy in Mississippi and North Carolina vape shops

May. 07, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A city council member in south Mississippi is leaving office after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge related to running a business that sold illegal drugs in his home state and North Carolina. Robert Leon Deming, III, announced his resignation from...

Mississippi city council member pleads guilty to federal drug charges

May. 03, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city council member pleaded guilty to federal charges after running a multimillion-dollar illegal drug business, prosecutors said Thursday. Biloxi City Council member Robert Leon Deming, III, 47, reached a plea agreement with the U.S....

Owner of exploded Michigan building arrested at airport while trying to leave US, authorities say

Apr. 26, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The owner of a suburban Detroit business that caught fire and exploded, killing a man, was arrested at a New York airport as he was preparing to depart for Hong Kong on a one-way ticket, authorities said Friday. U.S. Customs and New York Port...