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San Francisco is 1st major US city to ban e-cigarettes

Jun. 25, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. Backers say they hope the legislation will curb underage use of e-cigarettes, but critics say the ban will make it harder for...

San Francisco moves closer to nation's 1st e-cigarette ban

Jun. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the U.S. to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes to crack down on youth vaping. Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes. They also endorsed a ban on...

The Latest: San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco's effort to ban sales of electronic cigarettes in the city (all times local): 3:10 p.m. San Francisco supervisors have voted unanimously to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes. Supervisors on...

Lamont signs bill increasing Connecticut's smoking age to 21

Jun. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed legislation that increases the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21. The bill signed into law Tuesday by the Democrat also prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping products to anyone under 21. The new law takes effects...

Beverly Hills votes to end most tobacco sales

Jun. 5, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beverly Hills has become the first U.S. city to end most tobacco sales. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to snuff out sales of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products beginning in 2021. The ban covers sales at gas stations and pharmacies as well...

State sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market

May. 30, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court alleges that...

Brazil sues tobacco companies to recover public health costs

May. 23, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tobacco giant Philip Morris said Thursday that Brazil's courts have consistently ruled that tobacco companies are not liable for smoking-related health damages after the country's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking to recover costs to the public health system in treating such...

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

May. 20, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he was...

Judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes

May. 15, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market. The ruling handed down Wednesday in district court states that the agency shirked its legal duty when it postponed reviewing all U.S....

North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over marketing

May. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general is suing a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can't buy its vaping products. Josh Stein, the top law enforcement official in the traditionally tobacco-friendly state, said Wednesday...