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Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes

Nov. 8, 2019 1:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping. Trump told reporters his administration will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next week but...

Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 7, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who...

Wisconsin bill seeks to stop under 21s from vaping, smoking

Nov. 6, 2019 12:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers are moving ahead with a bipartisan proposal to limit the sale of vaping and other tobacco products to people over age 21, holding a public hearing Wednesday on a measure designed to address what advocates called a public health crisis facing young people....

San Diego schools may join LA Unified lawsuit against Juul

Nov. 6, 2019 11:11 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District wants to join a Los Angeles Unified School District lawsuit against the e-cigarette company Juul. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Wednesday that Superintendent Cindy Marten says she will take the request to the school board....

San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:39 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed claimed victory Tuesday night in municipal elections while voters appeared to be snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers with some 60 percent of the votes when she declared victory...

The Latest: San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:32 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on election races for San Francisco (all times local): 10:25 p.m. San Francisco Mayor London Breed is claiming victory in Tuesday's election while voters were snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers...

US teen vaping numbers climb, fueled by Juul & mint flavor

Nov. 5, 2019 12:10 PM EST

New research shows U.S. teens who use electronic cigarettes prefer those made by Juul Labs, and mint is the favorite flavor for many of them, suggesting a shift after the company stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in stores. The results are in a pair of studies published Tuesday, including one that details...

Montgomery County officials to hear measures on vaping

Nov. 5, 2019 4:36 AM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Montgomery County Council is holding hearings on a package of measures and regulations aimed at protecting children from vaping. The council is scheduled to hold hearings Tuesday on the measures in Rockville, Maryland. Highlights include a proposal to ban electronic cigarette...

San Francisco: Mayor has easy reelection; vaping on ballot

Nov. 4, 2019 12:33 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a bruising fight last year to become San Francisco's mayor, London Breed faces token opposition on Tuesday's ballot as she struggles to find solutions to the city's homelessness crisis, drug epidemic and a housing shortfall that have put the politically liberal city in the...

Altria takes a $4.5 billion hit on Juul amid vaping backlash

Oct. 31, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marlboro-maker Altria is taking a big financial hit from its multibillion-dollar bet on e-cigarettes. The tobacco giant on Thursday slashed the value of its investment in the beleaguered vaping company Juul Labs by a third, dragging down its results to a financial loss for the quarter....