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NYC, 4 states settle with Postal Service over cigarettes

Aug. 01, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and four states that had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service announced a settlement Monday in which the agency agreed it would destroy packages of cigarettes sent illegally to the United States from other countries. The city and California...

Altria's $13B investment in Juul e-cigarettes vaporizes

Jul. 28, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cigarette maker Altria's $13 billion investment in the troubled vaping company Juul has gone up in smoke — now worth less than 5% of its original value as U.S. regulators move to ban its e-cigarettes. Altria slashed the value of its Juul investment by more than...

FDA weighs oversight changes after formula, Juul troubles

Jul. 19, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration has asked for a review of the agency's food and tobacco programs following months of criticism over their handling of the baby formula shortage and e-cigarette reviews. Tuesday's announcement comes as FDA Commissioner...

Senate confirms Dettelbach to run Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1st confirmed director since 2015

Jul. 12, 2022 15:41 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate confirms Dettelbach to run Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1st confirmed director since 2015.

Juul, FDA suspend court case while e-cigarette ban on hold

Jul. 06, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration and Juul agreed Wednesday to put their court fight on hold while the government reopens its review of the company’s electronic cigarettes. The agreement comes one day after the FDA placed a hold on its initial order banning...

FDA temporarily suspends order banning Juul cigarettes

Jul. 05, 2022 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued an administrative stay Tuesday on the order it issued last month for vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market. The agency said on Twitter that the stay temporarily suspends the marketing denial...

Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

Jul. 05, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed...

EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

Jun. 29, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer. The European Commission said its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such...

The European Union's executive arm proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products, such as vaping items

Jun. 29, 2022 06:38 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products, such as vaping items.

Juul can keep selling e-cigarettes as court blocks FDA ban

Jun. 24, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

Juul can continue to sell its electronic cigarettes, at least for now, after a federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked a government ban. Juul filed an emergency motion earlier Friday, seeking the temporary hold while it appeals the sales ban. The...