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FDA delays decision on e-cigarettes from vaping giant Juul

Sep. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday delayed a high-stakes decision on whether to permit bestselling vaping brand Juul to stay on the market, while banning the sale of thousands of other electronic cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration said it...

Never too late: Cancer centers push patients to quit smoking

Jul. 26, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

When cancer patients stop smoking, they heal faster, experience fewer side effects from treatment and lower their chances of tumors returning. Now, top cancer hospitals are helping patients quit as evidence mounts that it’s never too late. The newest research, reported...

Experts: Spend opioid settlement funds on fighting opioids

Jul. 21, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

As a $26 billion settlement over the toll of opioids looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a cautionary tale of runaway government spending and missed opportunities for saving more lives. Mere fractions of the $200...

Shreveport to decide if casinos exempt from smoking ban

Jul. 11, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The Shreveport City Council will decide whether to exempt casinos from a citywide smoking ban. The council last year voted to ban smoking in all workplaces and bars. KSLA reports that the Shreveport City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to...

Ban over, smokers lighting up again at Atlantic City casinos

Jul. 06, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For a year, Gary Scromo of Staten Island, New York, would either walk outside one of Atlantic City's casinos if he wanted to smoke a cigar, or just do without one if the weather was bad. But last weekend, he was once again able to light up...

New Jersey gamblers can light up Sunday as smoking ban ends

Jun. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's yearlong coronavirus-inspired ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos will end Sunday, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that an order he signed ending a public health emergency contained...