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New Jersey lawmakers advance e-cigarette flavor ban

Nov. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Candy, cocoa and chocolate, as well as any other flavor of e-cigarette, are among the flavors New Jersey lawmakers sought to prohibit on Thursday, along with a separate ban on menthol-flavored traditional cigarettes. New Jersey’s Democrat-led Assembly and Senate health...

Mexico top court rules e-cigarette sales should be allowed

Nov. 13, 2019 7:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country’s tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes. Current law allows regulated sales of tobacco products, while at the same time it outlaws “selling, distributing, exhibiting, producing or promoting...

NY law raising age to buy tobacco, e-cigs goes into effect

Nov. 13, 2019 6:02 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has now raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 years old, from 18. The law goes into effect Wednesday. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to prevent addictive cigarette and vaping products from getting to young people. The New York...

Massachusetts House passes flavored tobacco ban, vaping tax

Nov. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House lawmakers have approved a bill that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products while also imposing a new 75% excise tax on nicotine vaping products. The ban would apply to menthol cigarettes — a decision that has rankled some convenience store owners. Under...

Editorials from around New York

Nov. 13, 2019 2:59 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Tax Increases to Come Wall Street Journal Nov. 12 The Democratic candidates for President are promising a smorgasbord of new taxes, but why wait until 2021? Last week Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen and Virginia Congressman Don...

Commission's order supports ban on marijuana vaping products

Nov. 12, 2019 7:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The state's four-month ban on marijuana oil vaping products will remain in place after the state's Cannabis Control Commission issued a quarantine order Tuesday. The order targets vape pens, vape cartridges, aerosol products, and inhalers that use oil-based vaping materials. It doesn't apply...

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes

Nov. 8, 2019 1:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping. Trump told reporters his administration will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next week but...

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 7, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who...

Wisconsin bill seeks to stop under 21s from vaping, smoking

Nov. 6, 2019 12:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers are moving ahead with a bipartisan proposal to limit the sale of vaping and other tobacco products to people over age 21, holding a public hearing Wednesday on a measure designed to address what advocates called a public health crisis facing young people....

San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:39 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed claimed victory Tuesday night in municipal elections while voters appeared to be snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers with some 60 percent of the votes when she declared victory...