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Officials announce largest tobacco bust in agency history

Nov. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday announced the agency’s largest tobacco bust ever, resulting in over $450,000 worth of seized contraband tobacco products. The raid, which took place on Nov. 5, recovered 521 packs of untaxed cigarettes, 1,246 untaxed premium...

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

Nov. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practices to reel in young users. Attorney General Letitia James announced the lawsuit Tuesday against San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc....

California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

Nov. 18, 2019 10:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California on Monday sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul, the...

Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

Nov. 18, 2019 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. By the time Trump landed back at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington a few hours later,...

Demolition planned for historic tobacco factory in Virginia

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Broken glass litters the ground, and vines snake up the front of the abandoned building where faded lettering from multiple past occupants marks the front. The old tobacco factory on the corner of Floyd and High streets in northern Danville was first built in 1876 as a tobacco...

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...

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...

Another school district sues leading e-cigarette maker Juul

Nov. 12, 2019 1:22 PM EST

AVA, Mo. (AP) — Another school district is suing leading e-cigarette maker Juul, claiming that its devices create "enormous distractions for students." The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Ava R-1 School District in southwest Missouri filed an 80-page lawsuit on Oct. 31 in federal court. The suit...

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...