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Vaping device maker sponsoring public health research

Jun. 10, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A historically black college in Tennessee is planning to research the impact of electronic cigarettes and vaping with a grant from vaping device maker JUUL Labs. Meharry Medical College in Nashville says that it and JUUL Labs have structured the $7.5 million grant in ways meant to...

FDA: 'Influencers' promoted vaping without suitable warnings

Jun. 7, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters Friday to four companies that used...

Markets Right Now: Stocks post 3rd straight day of gains

Jun. 6, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are rising for a third straight day as investors hope U.S. and Mexican officials can reach a deal that avoids tariffs on goods from Mexico. One report said the U.S. could delay the tariffs, set for June 10,...

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...

Juul's 'switch' campaign for smokers draws new scrutiny

May. 9, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The young models and the candy-colored graphics that helped propel Juul to the top of the e-cigarette market are gone. In their place are people like Carolyn, a 54-year-old former smoker featured in new TV commercials touting Juul as an alternative for middle-age smokers. "I don't think...

US sales OK'd for cigarette alternative that heats tobacco

Apr. 30, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday said Philip Morris can sell a cigarette alternative that heats tobacco without burning it, opening the door for the company's effort to shift smokers toward newer products. The Food and Drug Administration has not yet decided whether to allow the device,...