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Vaping regulations, DMV changes among bills signed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper

Jul. 03, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed four bills Wednesday that include the creation of a new registry for vaping products and a slew of changes related to transportation laws and the state DMV. Cooper also vetoed two other bills ahead of his anticipated...

Diamond Shruumz microdosing candies may be linked to a death and nearly 50 illnesses, FDA says

Jul. 02, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

Federal health officials are investigating a possible death and dozens of illnesses tied to recalled “microdosing” candies laced with a chemical found in mushrooms and sold online and in vape shops nationwide. At least 48 people in 24 states said they got sick after eating...

Supreme Court to weigh whether regulators were heavy handed with flavored e-cigarette products

Jul. 02, 2024 11:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court took up an e-cigarette case Tuesday, weighing Food and Drug Administration decisions blocking the marketing of sweet flavored products amid a surge in vaping by young people. The FDA is appealing a lower court ruling siding with vape companies...

Australia plans to restrict vape sales to pharmacies from next week

Jun. 24, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to outlaw the sale of vapes outside pharmacies from next week under some of the world’s toughest restrictions on electronic cigarettes, the health minister said on Monday. The government had reached a compromise with the minor Greens...

FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

Jun. 21, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, acknowledging that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. The FDA said it authorized four menthol e-cigarettes...

US health officials authorize first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for adult smokers

Jun. 21, 2024 11:26 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US health officials authorize first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for adult smokers.

Senators blast health and law enforcement officials over illegal e-cigarettes used by teens

Jun. 12, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Wednesday blasted top health and law enforcement officials for not doing more to combat the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement. Democrats and Republicans on...

FDA and DOJ pledge more cooperation on illegal e-cigarettes ahead of congressional hearing

Jun. 10, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators and law enforcement officials on Monday vowed to work more closely to stop sales of illegal electronic cigarettes, which have grown into a multibillion-dollar business in the U.S. while skirting government oversight. The Food and Drug...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 13, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. May 9, 2024. Editorial: Texas agency botched multibillion-dollar Medicaid bid Texas Health and Human Services’ gave Aetna a boost and must start over. In Texas, millions of low-income residents are dependent on Medicaid for their...

Official resigns after guilty plea to drug conspiracy in Mississippi and North Carolina vape shops

May. 07, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A city council member in south Mississippi is leaving office after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge related to running a business that sold illegal drugs in his home state and North Carolina. Robert Leon Deming, III, announced his resignation from...