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2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

Sep. 17, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances, including marijuana....

Asian stocks rise on possible US-China talks amid tensions

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world's two largest economies was spiraling out of control. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8...

Markets Right Now: US stocks end mostly flat on Wall Street

Sep. 12, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. After wobbling between gains and losses, U.S. stocks are finishing with a split decision as technology companies dropped, canceling out gains for energy companies. U.S. crude rose 1.6 percent Wednesday and closed...

Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

Sep. 12, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on...

Montana regulator says tobacco companies filed reports late

Sep. 10, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's campaign regulator says two tobacco companies opposing a ballot initiative registered late and failed to report a campaign expense. Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan wrote in a decision last week that Altria Client Services and RAI Services Company registered as...

Judge orders quick action on graphic cigarette warnings

Sep. 5, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Food and Drug Administration to quickly finish writing a rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements. Judge Indira Talwani in Boston said Wednesday the FDA hasn't worked fast enough to issue new requirements after previous graphic...

Treasurer credits bull market for $65M tobacco earnings

Aug. 24, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller is crediting sound investments and a bull market for nearly $65 million in certified earnings this year from the state's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. Miller announced the earnings on Friday from the endowment, which contained more than $1.2 billion...

Tobacco-funded group starts Montana anti-initiative ad blitz

Aug. 24, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana's Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and taxing vaping products for the first time. Montanans Against Tax...

No cause found for fire before collapse, firefighter deaths

Aug. 18, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities say the cause of a central Pennsylvania fire that preceded a building collapse that killed two firefighters earlier this year will remain undetermined. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Thursday that it has closed its...

Supreme Court leaves tax initiative ballot language alone

Aug. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A unanimous Montana Supreme Court has rejected a tobacco industry-funded group's request to rewrite the ballot statement of a citizen's initiative to raise the state's tobacco taxes. The opinion by Chief Justice Mike McGrath Wednesday says the statement written by the attorney...