Latest Tobacco industry regulation News

Court: Communities can't raise tobacco sales age to 21

Dec. 4, 2019 10:22 AM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has struck down a Genesee County ban on tobacco sales and related products to people under 21. The county can't adopt a regulation that is stricter than state law, which allows tobacco sales to anyone who is at least 18, the appeals court said Tuesday. In a...

Nevada casino workers talk of snuffing out second-hand smoke

Dec. 1, 2019 11:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teresa Price was 22 when became a table-games dealer in 1978 on the Las Vegas Strip. At that time, cigarette and cigar smoking was allowed nearly everywhere — offices, restaurants, grocery stores, airplanes, even hospitals. Casinos were no exception. Today, nearly all workplaces in...

Fairbanks City Council to introduce proposed vaping tax

Nov. 30, 2019 4:14 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — City officials in Alaska have introduced an ordinance to tax tobacco vaping products the same 8% tax as other tobacco products in Fairbanks. The proposed legislation would expand the current definition of tobacco products in city code to include vaping products such as vape pens...

Northwest Indiana town bans public vaping along with smoking

Nov. 29, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana town has banned all tobacco and vaping products from public spaces and facilities in what a backer hails as one of the most comprehensive in the state. The Munster council this month approved then ordinance that bans the smoking of all tobacco products including...

The Latest: Vaping industry slams ban on flavored products

Nov. 27, 2019 5:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Massachusetts becoming the first state to ban flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes (all times local): 5:15p.m. The vaping industry is criticizing Massachusetts’ new statewide ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products as the wrong approach...

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...

Massachusetts governor signs law banning sales of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes

Nov. 27, 2019 10:11 AM EST
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts governor signs law banning sales of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes.

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...

The Latest: NYC lawmakers ban flavored vaping products

Nov. 26, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City measure to ban flavored vaping products (all times local): 3 p.m. New York City lawmakers have voted to ban flavored electronic cigarettes. The City Council voted Tuesday to ban all e-cigarette and e-liquid flavors except tobacco. Backers of the ban said they...

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...