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US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

Aug. 15, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to U.S. cigarette warnings in 35 years. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed 13 new warnings...

Vaping companies sue to delay US review of e-cigarettes

Aug. 14, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration's yearslong effort to regulate the...

E-cigarette giant Juul's campaign donations favor Democrats

Aug. 2, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action committee...

E-cigarette giant Juul's campaign donations favor Democrats

Aug. 1, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action committee...

Business Highlights

Aug. 1, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

___ Stocks fall as rally gives way to US-China trade war worries Stocks slumped Thursday and bond prices spiked after President Donald Trump surprised markets with a new 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods from China beginning next month. The news erased a broad rally on Wall Street, leading to the market's...

Connecticut launches investigation into vaping health claims

Jul. 31, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched an investigation Wednesday into the marketing practices of Juul Labs, becoming the latest state to probe the vaping product manufacturer's health claims and appeal to young people. State Attorney General William Tong said his probe is part of a national effort to...

Correction: Earns-Altria story

Jul. 31, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 30 about tobacco company Altria, The Associated Press erroneously identified the company as the producer of a heat-not-burn tobacco product called iQOS. The product is made by Philip Morris International and will be marketed in the U.S. by Altria. A corrected version of...

Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

Jul. 29, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already tussling with each other over how to divide any money they collect. The reason: Some of them want to avoid what happened 20 years...

Business Highlights

Jul. 26, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

___ T-Mobile's $26.5B Sprint deal OK'd despite competition fears WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts, in a deal that would leave just three major cellphone companies in the country. Friday's approval...

Juul exec: Never intended electronic cigarette for teens

Jul. 26, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top executive for Juul Labs said that his company never intended its electronic cigarettes to be adopted by underage teenagers, as House lawmakers on Thursday accused the company of fueling the vaping craze among high schoolers. Co-founder James Monsees testified that Juul developed its...