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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Gov. Tony Evers speaks to the media in Beaver Dam, Wis. Evers is laying out his policy agenda and goals for the year in his second State of the State speech to the Legislature on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

Wisconsin Gov. Evers to lay out agenda in 2nd State of State

Jan. 22, 2020 5:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will urge the Republican-controlled Legislature in his State of the State speech on Wednesday to keep working on a host of issues, including many with bipartisan support, before they adjourn for the year and begin to focus on elections in the fall. The...

University at Albany becomes smoke, vape-free campus

Jan. 21, 2020 10:20 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Albany is joining a number of college campuses across the country in becoming tobacco free Wednesday. The university announced it will begin prohibiting the use of any smoking and vaping products on campus starting Wednesday. University President Havidán...

Florida lawmakers weigh raising age for smoking, vaping

Jan. 21, 2020 6:40 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Raising alarm over the boom in e-cigarettes among young people, Florida lawmakers Tuesday moved to raise the age limit on tobacco products from 18 to 21. At least 18 other states now have laws setting the minimum age for vaping at 21, and efforts are underway in the remaining...

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. ...

Gov. Evers calls for legislative action to curb youth vaping

Jan. 19, 2020 1:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Sunday he wants state lawmakers to pass a package of bills aimed at curbing youth vaping and educating the public about vaping's potential dangers. The bills Evers, a Democrat, is requesting would ban vaping and vapor products on K-12 campuses and...

Lawmakers weigh ban on many flavors of vaping products

Jan. 17, 2020 4:28 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are considering banning many flavors of vaping products in order to curb usage among teens. Rep. Carl Perry, an Aberdeen Republican, filed a bill in the House on Thursday that would make it illegal to sell or possess vaping flavors other than mint, menthol...

West Virginia county bans indoor use of e-cigarettes, vapes

Jan. 17, 2020 1:11 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health board in West Virginia's largest county voted Thursday to ban the use of e-cigarettes and vapes inside public spaces, news outlets reported. The Kanawha County Board of Health unanimously passed the ordinance that will bring e-cigarettes and vapes in line with existing...

Officials: 23 cases of vaping-related illness in Washington

Jan. 16, 2020 2:37 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials said Thursday more cases of severe vaping-related lung disease have been confirmed in Washington state, bringing the total number to 23, All of the confirmed cases have a history of using e-cigarettes or vapor products. KOMO reports eight cases have been confirmed in...

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)

Vape shop owners oppose New Hampshire flavor ban proposal

Jan. 15, 2020 4:34 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire vape shop owners came out in force Wednesday against a proposal to ban flavored products, arguing it would force them out of business and harm the health of adult customers who will return to smoking. The Trump administration announced this month that it will prohibit...

New Jersey passes ban on flavored vaping products

Jan. 13, 2020 9:29 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers on Monday passed legislation to prohibit flavored vaping products, sending the measure to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's desk. The Democrat-led Senate passed the bill 22-15, with the Democratic-controlled Assembly voting 53-11 with eight lawmakers not voting on the...