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Watchdog group traces influence of New Mexico's lobbyists

Jan. 17, 2020 12:29 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A watchdog group on ethics in government is highlighting the influence of paid lobbyists on the legislative process in New Mexico and advocating for greater public disclosures on lobbying and a change in the culture of local Statehouse politics, according to a report published Friday....

New York called to include menthol in flavored tobacco ban

Jan. 13, 2020 7:15 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products amid growing concern over the tobacco and vaping industry's use of flavorings to attract young people and African Americans, though it's unclear whether a push to ban menthol cigarettes will succeed. The Democratic Senate Majority...

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich speaks at a Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, news conference in Phoenix where he announced consumer fraud lawsuits against e-cigarette makers Juul Labs and Eonsmoke. The Republican said both firms used deceptive marketing of flavored products with high nicotine content to hook young people. Juul has suspended most marketing and flavors and says it is working with state prosecutors to discourage youth vaping. Eonsmoke didn't immediately comment. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

Arizona sues Juul, 2nd vaping firm; cites illegal marketing

Jan. 7, 2020 4:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general on Tuesday sued e-cigarette giant Juul Labs for alleged violations of state consumer fraud laws, becoming the latest state to go after the company as youth vaping explodes. Attorney General Mark Brnovich also sued a second vaping company, Eonsmoke, which he said...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Trump's plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

Jan. 2, 2020 5:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-delivery devices. The Trump administration announced...

FILE - In this June 14, 2006 file photo are U-Haul trucks sit on a dealer lot in Des Moines, Iowa. U-Haul has a New Year's resolution: cut down on hiring people who smoke. The moving company said that it won't hire nicotine users in the 21 states where it is legal to do so, saying that it wants to ensure a

U-Haul International to stop hiring smokers in 21 states

Jan. 2, 2020 3:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U-Haul International has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products. The well-known truck and trailer rental company approved the nicotine-free policy set to go into effect Feb. 1 in more than 20 states where the...

President Donald Trump speaks to the media about the situation at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, from his Mar-a-Lago property, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla., as Melania Trump stands next to him. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump suggests some flavored vapes may be pulled from market

Jan. 1, 2020 12:00 PM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry." Trump was vague...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, Inam Rehman, manager of Jubilee Vape & Smoke Inc., displays a flavored vaping solution his store sells in New York. Rhode Island's health department issued a public notice in December that it wants to make permanent the current temporary ban of flavored vaping products in the state. A hearing is set for Jan. 7, 2020, at the health department in Providence. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Rhode Island considers permanent flavored vape products ban

Dec. 31, 2019 1:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's health department is proposing to permanently ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state. The department issued a public notice last week that it wants to make the temporary ban currently in effect permanent. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo supports a...

Recent Missouri editorials

Dec. 30, 2019 12:24 PM EST

The Kansas City Star, Dec. 29 Mary Pickard is a a 71-year-old grandmother serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of her husband, Michael. She has spent the last two decades in prison. For years, she has petitioned to be released — to no avail. A clinical psychologist said Pickard’s husband...

In this undated photo provided by Philip Morris International, the company's COO Jacek Olczak poses for a photo. Olczak spoke with the AP about the development of IQOS, a hand-held device that heats tobacco without burning it, and the company’s pledge to move away from cigarettes. (Philip Morris International via AP)

Insider Q&A: Philip Morris pitches “smoke-free” cigarette

Dec. 22, 2019 10:00 AM EST

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International is pitching a new vision of its future—one without its signature Marlboro cigarettes. At the center of company’s “smoke-free future” rebranding effort is IQOS, a hand-held device that heats tobacco without burning it. The Food and Drug...

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report Press Conference, in London, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth,pool)

UK inflation bolsters view central bank will not cut rates

Dec. 18, 2019 5:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain held steady at 1.5% in the year to November, official figures showed Wednesday, reinforcing expectations that the Bank of England will not cut its main interest rate on Thursday. The Office for National Statistics said the largest downward push on the consumer price index...