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FILE - In this April 16, 2019 file photo, a woman exhales while vaping from a Juul pen e-cigarette in Vancouver, Wash. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, Massachusetts sued Juul Labs Inc., accusing the company of deliberating targeting young people through its marketing campaigns. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

Massachusetts sues Juul over e-cigarette marketing tactics

Feb. 12, 2020 2:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the company of deliberately targeting young people through its marketing campaigns. Attorney General Maura Healey's office said the nation's biggest e-cigarette maker is responsible for “creating a...

House panel OK's tax hike on vaping, other tobacco products

Feb. 11, 2020 3:42 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to impose an excise tax on vaping products cleared a Kentucky House committee Tuesday. The bill also would raise existing taxes on tobacco products other than cigarettes. The measure would raise nearly $50 million over two years, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The...

Pennsylvania sues Juul over marketing e-cigarettes to teens

Feb. 10, 2020 5:47 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office sued electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs Inc. on Monday over how its products are marketed and sold to teenagers. The agency is seeking an injunction from Philadelphia courts to halt Juul's e-cigarette sales in Pennsylvania or force...

In this Jan. 31, 2020 photo a woman holds a Puff Bar flavored disposable vape device in New York. On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, the U.S. government began enforcing restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettesĀ aimed at curbing underage vaping. But parents, researchers and students warn that some young people have already moved on to a newer kind of vape that isn't covered by the flavor ban - disposables. (AP Photo/Marshall Ritzel)

FDA crackdown on vaping flavors has blind spot: disposables

Feb. 8, 2020 12:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday began enforcing restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes aimed at curbing underage vaping. But some teenagers may be one step ahead of the rules. Parents, researchers and students warn that some young people have already moved on to a newer kind of...

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. The company that makes Marlboro cigarettes will take a $4.1 billion hit from its investment in Juul. Altria took a 35% stake in the e-cigarette company at the end of 2018 at a cost of almost $13 billion. The Richmond, Va.,  company on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 cited burgeoning legal cases that it expects to grow.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Cost of Juul stake continues to mount for Marlboro maker

Jan. 30, 2020 9:28 AM EST

The company that makes Marlboro cigarettes saw in late 2018 the opportunity to offset declining tobacco sales with a $13 billion investment in Juul, the e-cigarette maker. That investment has come at a tremendous cost, the latest a $4.1 billion hit announced Thursday by Altria as legal cases against the company...

Study: Youth vaping an 'epidemic' in West Virginia

Jan. 23, 2020 4:08 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than a third of West Virginia high school students vape, according to a health department report released Thursday that says youth e-cigarette use in the state is outpacing the rest of the country. The study, titled “ West Virginia Youth and Vaping: A Dangerous...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Matthew Elliot, center, and other supporters of flavored vaping products protest at the state house in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, prohibiting the sale of flavored vaping products. Murphy signed the measure that moved to his desk amid a nationwide scare last year over mysterious illnesses linked to vaping. The ban will take effect in April. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

New Jersey law bans sale of flavored vaping products

Jan. 21, 2020 1:50 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The sale of flavored vaping products is banned in New Jersey under legislation Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday. Murphy signed the measure that moved to his desk amid a nationwide scare last year over mysterious illnesses linked to vaping. The ban will take effect in April. ...

Kentucky officials report probable vaping-related death

Jan. 10, 2020 7:47 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials on Friday announced the state's first probable vaping-related death. The man who died was in his late 20s, said Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Angela Dearinger. The Centers for Disease Control website said as of Tuesday, 57 vaping-related deaths had been...

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...

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...