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NYC and California sue US postal service over cigarettes

Oct. 22, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The city of New York and the state of California sued the U.S. Postal Service Tuesday to stop tens of thousands of cigarette packages from being mailed from foreign countries to U.S. residents, saying the smugglers are engaging in "cigarette tax evasion" while postal workers look the other...

US endorses tobacco pouches as less risky than cigarettes

Oct. 22, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a type of smokeless tobacco as a less harmful alternative to smoking. Under Tuesday's decision, Swedish Match will be able to advertise that its tobacco pouches carry a lower risk of cancer, bronchitis and other diseases than...

Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes

Oct. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash that blames its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation...

Judge blocks Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Oct. 15, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state's weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the prohibition on hold...

The Latest: Michigan governor vows to appeal e-cig ruling

Oct. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes (all times local): 5:21 p.m. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will appeal a judge's decision to block enforcement of the state's new ban on flavored electronic cigarettes. The Democrat issued a statement Tuesday...

Michigan judge issues injunction to block state's ban on flavored e-cigarettes, cites harm to adult users

Oct. 15, 2019 2:34 PM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan judge issues injunction to block state's ban on flavored e-cigarettes, cites harm to adult users.

Colorado regulators planning ban on cannabis vape additives

Oct. 14, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado marijuana regulators are finalizing a ban on certain additives in cannabis vape products in response to the spread of a lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens. The Denver Post reports the state's Marijuana Enforcement Division has proposed final rules that...

Melania Trump listens as teens share experiences with vaping

Oct. 9, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump said Wednesday she's glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step to protect the next generation. "We need to be proactive before it gets out of control," she said at a White...

Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling e-cigarettes in US

Oct. 7, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain...

Clampdown on vaping could send users back toward cigarettes

Oct. 5, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. That promise led U.S. regulators to take a hands-off approach to e-cigarette makers, including...