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Board urges tobacco ban for Davenport parks, golf courses

Nov. 14, 2018 8:41 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport board wants tobacco products banned from the city's parks and golf courses, citing public health concerns. The Quad-City Times reports that the parks and recreation board members Tuesday approved a resolution calling for a ban in all facilities overseen by the parks...

Markets Right Now: Technology stocks lead US market lower

Nov. 12, 2018 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stock trading turned jittery again after two weeks of gains, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 600 points. Technology stocks took some of the biggest losses Monday. Apple slumped 5 percent. Amazon dropped...

NY eyes plan to be first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 9, 2018 7:07 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is taking steps to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes in the hopes of curbing a sharp rise in the use of vaping products by young people, the Cuomo administration said Friday. "As the governor previously said, he's very concerned about the rise in youth...

NY eyes plan to be first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 9, 2018 5:04 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is taking steps to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes in the hopes of curbing a sharp rise in the use of vaping products by young people, the Cuomo administration said Friday. "As the governor previously said, he's very concerned about the rise in youth...

FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 8, 2018 11:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. FDA officials told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday the...

Florida bans offshore oil drilling, use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed workplaces

Nov. 6, 2018 9:13 PM EST
MIAMI (AP) — Florida bans offshore oil drilling, use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed workplaces.

California Editorial Rdp

Oct. 31, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

Oct. 31 Los Angeles Times on rent-control apartments being used for Airbnb and short-term stays in L.A.: For more than three years, the city of Los Angeles has been developing an ordinance to permit but regulate short-term rentals as advertised on Airbnb, VRBO and other websites. It's taken so long because it's...

Arizona to focus on putting out e-cigarette use among youths

Oct. 21, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Taking a puff off an electronic cigarette won't be a popular activity among Arizona's youth if state health officials have anything to say about it. The State Department of Health Services is planning to mount an aggressive anti-vape campaign in December as well as pursue any e-cigarette...

New Oklahoma lawmakers offer a new anti-tobacco opportunity

Oct. 14, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma's leading tobacco-cessation organization says there will be new opportunities to cut tobacco use when a new class of Oklahoma lawmakers takes office. Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Executive Director John Woods unveiled proposals Wednesday to cut Oklahoma's...

Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

Oct. 10, 2018 4:34 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory said Wednesday. Carrie Lam said in an annual policy address that her government was drawing up proposed legislation to forbid the import,...