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Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

Sep. 12, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement could...

University of Utah to enforce strict 'no smoking' policy

Sep. 5, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah has announced a hard enforcement of their campus wide tobacco-free policy, including public events and football games. The Deseret News reports the rule, which banned smoking for anyone on campus in May 2018, will be fully enforced at university-owned properties...

Columbus joining other Indiana cities with e-cigarette bans

Aug. 25, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — The southern Indiana city of Columbus is joining the list of communities around the state banning the use of electronic cigarettes in most public places. Columbus City Council members, however, are delaying the ban's effective date until mid-October so they can add an exemption for...

VA health care facilities to go smoke-free in October

Aug. 18, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A smoking ban at Department of Veterans Affairs' health care facilities will take effect later this year. The smoke-free policy that begins Oct. 1 applies to patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors, and it prohibits cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vape pens and e-cigarettes....