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Vaping fallout: Small stores suffer as vapers turn away

Oct. 10, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months amid news reports that vaping has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed 26....

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...

Teens to share their vaping experiences with Melania Trump

Oct. 8, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will hear directly from teens and young adults about their experiences with electronic cigarettes and vaping. The White House says she has invited a group from the Truth Initiative to participate in a "listening session" Wednesday. It will be the second time this week that...

First lady calls for end of e-cigarette marketing to youth

Oct. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Melania Trump said Monday that companies "must stop" marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they are addictive and dangerous. Marketing tobacco products to kids is already prohibited in the United States, and Juul Labs Inc., the nation's largest maker of electronic cigarettes, has...

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...

Schnucks grocery chain to end tobacco sales as of Jan. 1

Oct. 3, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Schnuck Markets Inc., one of the Midwest’s largest grocery store chains, will stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products as of Jan. 1. Suburban St. Louis-based Schnucks announced the move Thursday. Schnucks is the largest grocer in the St. Louis area and...

What we know about the US vaping illness outbreak

Oct. 3, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

U.S. health officials continue to look for patterns in the hundreds of serious lung injuries reported in people who use electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices. A look at what we know so far about the outbreak and the investigation: WHO IS GETTING SICK? The latest tally is 1,080 confirmed and probable...

Consumer watchdog agency probes Juul and 5 more vaping firms

Oct. 3, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal consumer watchdogs have ordered Juul and five other vaping companies to hand over information about how they market e-cigarettes, the government’s latest move targeting the industry. The announcement Thursday from the Federal Trade Commission comes amid a nationwide...

San Francisco campaign to stop e-cigarette measure pushes on

Oct. 1, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A campaign to defeat an industry-backed e-cigarette measure on San Francisco's ballot will push on despite the announcement by Juul Labs Inc. that it will stop financially supporting the proposal to overturn a city ban on e-cigarettes and vape product sales. The San Francisco company,...

The Latest: Campaign to defeat Juul-backed measure goes on

Oct. 1, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a San Francisco ballot measure backed by Juul (all times local): Noon Opponents of a San Francisco ballot measure backed by Juul Labs say they will continue campaigning despite the e-cigarette maker bowing out of the race. No on Prop. C campaign spokesman Matt Dorsey said...