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FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

Nov. 15, 2018 6:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a major new effort to curb smoking, a top U.S. health official pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and tighten rules governing the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The proposed restrictions were aimed mainly at reducing smoking in...

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored e-cigarettes. Juul said it stopped filling store orders Tuesday for mango, fruit,...

565 workers lose jobs as tobacco merchant restructures

Nov. 9, 2018 5:08 PM EST

FARMVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina company that buys, processes and sells leaf tobacco to cigarette companies is cutting almost 600 jobs as it reorganizes. Pyxus International Inc. filed a required report with North Carolina officials this week disclosing plans to lay off 565 workers at its plant in...

Advocates urge UN body to shut door on Big Tobacco

Nov. 9, 2018 11:39 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Opponents of Big Tobacco say a decision by the International Labor Organization to stop accepting funds from the industry is a step in the right direction, but are urging the U.N.-backed agency to go further and "completely shut the door." On Thursday, the ILO agreed not to renew a contract...

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...

Voters reject Medicaid expansion, mine cleanup measures

Nov. 7, 2018 8:13 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana voters rejected a ballot measure that sought to extend the state's Medicaid program by raising the tobacco tax and another that would have added strict cleanup requirements to new mines. Both ballot measures were the targets of multimillion-dollar campaigns that filled the...

The Latest: Tobacco tax hike for Medicaid expansion rejected

Nov. 7, 2018 7:29 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the election results of Montana's ballot issues (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Montana voters have rejected a ballot measure that sought to extend the state's Medicaid program and pay for it in part by raising the tobacco tax. The result from Tuesday's election means the...

Ethics amendment, House race go before South Dakota voters

Nov. 6, 2018 9:54 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — After South Dakota's close governor's race, the main contests to watch Tuesday were ballot measures that could dramatically reshape the state's citizen initiative powers. Also on the ballot was a cigarette tax hike that's sparked major opposition spending from the tobacco industry....

Research finds Nez Perce tobacco use pre-dates trappers

Nov. 3, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nez Perce Indians grew and smoked tobacco long before white traders and settlers arrived in the Pacific Northwest, new research from Washington State University has revealed. By testing stone pipes for nicotine residue, the researchers determined the Nez Perce were cultivating wild...

Federal judge won't halt attack ads against Arkansas justice

Nov. 1, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected an Arkansas Supreme Court justice's effort to halt attack ads and mailers from a Washington-based conservative group that is trying to unseat her in next week's election. U.S. District Judge Brian Miller denied Justice Courtney Goodson's request...