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Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

Dec. 4, 2019 5:51 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks to force...

Correction: RJ Reynolds-Electronic Cigarette story

Dec. 3, 2019 5:31 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — In a Dec. 2 story about R.J. Reynolds’s electronic cigarette, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Food and Drug Administration will review whether the company can claim that its electronic cigarette is safer than tobacco. The FDA will review whether the...

Thai court fines Philip Morris $39.7 million for tax evasion

Nov. 29, 2019 6:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Friday found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines. It ordered the company to pay a fine of 1.2 billion baht ($39.7 million). The Criminal Court found Philip...

No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors

Nov. 27, 2019 5:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wednesday a bill that’s meant to reduce the appeal of the products to young people amid a rash of illnesses...

New York City lawmakers vote to ban flavored vaping products

Nov. 26, 2019 5:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban flavored electronic cigarettes after a lawsuit halted a statewide ban. “We are acting to protect our kids by banning the e-cigarette flavors that have been hooking them for years,” Democratic City Council member Mark Levine said...

Top Kenya court dismisses British American Tobacco challenge

Nov. 26, 2019 5:06 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a British American Tobacco challenge to regulations that charge the tobacco industry a fee to help compensate people affected by smoking. The regulations conform to the constitution and its goal of protecting the lives of Kenyans, the...

DC government sues e-cigarette maker Juul over teen use

Nov. 26, 2019 12:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is joining several states in suing the nation’s largest e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, saying the company’s online ads and promotions illegally targeted minors. Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine announced the lawsuit Tuesday, alleging that...

Trump hears opposing viewpoints in debate over youth vaping

Nov. 22, 2019 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday heard opposing viewpoints in the debate over youth vaping but offered no insight into where he would ultimately come down on the issue after promising two months ago that he would ban most flavored e-cigarettes but later backtracking. He said the...

Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

Nov. 21, 2019 1:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The bill would also place a 75% excise tax on vaping products and require health insurers, including the state’s Medicaid program, to cover...

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

Nov. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practices to reel in young users. Attorney General Letitia James announced the lawsuit Tuesday against San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc....