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Idaho teen vaping on the decline but still big nationally

Jan. 19, 2019 1:56 PM EST

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Though education surveys show vaping use is down among Idaho high school students, health officials are concerned about vaping's rising popularity among teens nationwide. The Idaho Press reports according to the 2017 Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey, conducted by the Idaho Department of...

Virginia looks to raise age limit on tobacco products

Jan. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tobacco-friendly Virginia, where the early economy was powered by the leafy plant and the industry continues to hold great sway, is preparing to put new limits on who can buy tobacco products. Citing the rapid growth of teenage vaping, GOP leaders in the majority-Republican General...

Massachusetts AG Healey pressing probe into Exxon Mobil

Jan. 12, 2019 4:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has been methodically working on a case to find out what Exxon Mobil Corp. knew about the impact of burning fossil fuels — and when. This week, Healey inched closer to that goal when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a bid by the company...

Bill by Oregon congressman would regulate weed like alcohol

Jan. 9, 2019 7:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol. The bill introduced Wednesday would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list and establish a nationally regulated industry overseen by the Bureau of...

Missouri and Kansas among worst smoking-prevention states

Dec. 30, 2018 11:42 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new study finds that Missouri and Kansas are spending only a fraction of their tobacco settlement proceeds on smoking cessation efforts, despite recommendations from federal health officials. Missouri is the worst among states that spent any money on tobacco prevention programs,...

Appellate court sides with Chicago on tobacco tax ordinance

Dec. 26, 2018 6:58 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld a Chicago ordinance that will raise the prices of cigars, self-rolled tobacco and chewing tobacco. The Chicago Tribune reports the Illinois Appellate Court recently overruled a Cook County court ruling in a lawsuit brought by a tobacco retailers group arguing...

Tobacco giant strides into vape market with $13B Juul stake

Dec. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EST

Altria, one of the world's biggest tobacco companies, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a huge stake in the vape company Juul as cigarette use continues to decline. The Marlboro maker said Thursday that it will take a 35 percent share of Juul, putting the value of the company at $38 billion, larger than Ford...

Budweiser maker teams up with Tilray to explore pot drinks

Dec. 19, 2018 7:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. The alliance announced Wednesday is the latest foray by a major beer company into the cannabis business in Canada, which legalized...

On Penhook tobacco farm, 1 more time to plant, harvest

Dec. 15, 2018 9:06 AM EST

PENHOOK, Va. (AP) — When the certified letter from Farm Credit of the Virginias arrived, Johnny Angell wasn't surprised. The struggling tobacco farmer, battling a changed industry and failing health, knew he'd fallen behind on payments. The letter, dated Feb. 12, just spelled out the specifics. It said...

Markets Right Now: US stocks dive again, extending losses

Dec. 7, 2018 4:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks dove again on Wall Street, extending recent declines, as traders worry about a U.S.-China trade war and slower economic growth. Major U.S. indexes ended a tumultuous week down more than 4 percent Friday,...