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Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

Jul. 02, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed...

EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

Jun. 29, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch on Wednesday proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer. The European Commission said its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such...

The European Union's executive arm proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products, such as vaping items

Jun. 29, 2022 06:38 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products, such as vaping items.

Juul can keep selling e-cigarettes as court blocks FDA ban

Jun. 24, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

Juul can continue to sell its electronic cigarettes, at least for now, after a federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked a government ban. Juul filed an emergency motion earlier Friday, seeking the temporary hold while it appeals the sales ban. The...

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

Jun. 23, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. The action is part of a sweeping effort by the Food and Drug...

Mexico totally bans sales of e-cigarettes

May. 31, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed a decree Tuesday outlawing the sale of e-cigarettes, continuing the government’s anti-vaping policy. Mexico had already prohibited imports of the devices since at least October. And even before that,...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 12, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. May 10, 2022. Editorial: It is all so tiring, but doesn’t have to be We are tired. We are tired of asking questions. We are tired of getting few answers. We are tired of being told all is well, corrective measures have been taken...

FDA issues plan to ban menthol in cigarettes, cigars

Apr. 28, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday released its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people. “The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help...

FDA chief says agency will release long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes, cigars

Apr. 28, 2022 11:23 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA chief says agency will release long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes, cigars.

Cash-strapped Nepal bans imports of cars, cuts work week

Apr. 27, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal banned imports of cars, alcohol, tobacco and other luxury items Wednesday and shortened its work week to help conserve its dwindling supply of foreign exchange. A notice published in the government gazette said only emergency vehicles can be imported....