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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, looks over his notes before a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.,  to propose a measure that eventually passed to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines in California. Voters will decided in 2022 whether to uphold it after a referendum qualified for the ballot on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

Californians to vote on banning sale of flavored tobacco

Jan. 22, 2021 6:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will vote in 2022 on whether the state should ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including flavored vaping cartridges. Lawmakers approved the ban in 2020, but a referendum qualified Friday, meaning voters will have their say in November 2022. In the...

FILE - This Nov. 15, 1995 file photo shows then Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Administrator David Kessler testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.  President-elect Joe Biden has picked Kessler to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin)

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

Jan. 15, 2021 8:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. David Kessler, who will have the title of chief...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, a maintenance worker power-washes the state seal at an entrance of the capitol building in Santa Fe, New Mexico. New Mexico's governor and top health officials are trying to fend off a flurry of lawsuits by business owners who say financial losses caused by the state's pandemic health orders amount to a regulatory taking and should be compensated. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)

New year brings new oversight of vaping, student debt

Dec. 29, 2020 11:33 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State authorities are increasing oversight of tobacco and e-cigarette businesses to prevent child access with the start of the new year, at the same time that a new statewide minimum wage takes effect on Jan. 1. New Mexico's statewide minimum wage is increasing to $10.50 a hour on...

FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, are packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store in San Francisco. California state officials have agreed to delay the effective date of what state lawmakers intended as a Jan. 1 ban on flavored tobacco products, after opponents led by tobacco companies said they filed enough signatures to put the new law to a statewide vote. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,File)

Effective date delayed for California's flavored tobacco ban

Dec. 27, 2020 11:40 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state officials have agreed to delay the effective date of what state lawmakers intended as a Jan. 1 ban on flavored tobacco products, after opponents led by tobacco companies said they filed enough signatures to put the new law to a statewide vote. The secretary of...