In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department sued Texas over its law banning most abortions. A federal judge in Florida struck down a Republican-backed law targeting violent protests. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are asking the…
Parents, politicians and anti-tobacco advocates have pressured the FDA for years to ban Juul's high-nicotine devices, which many blame for the recent spike in underage vaping.
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday.
By Dave Collins, Associated Press
But smoking tobacco is still “the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States,” according to a U.S. surgeon general’s report released Thursday.
By Harry Zahn
More than 5 million middle- and high-school teens said they vaped e-cigarette products, according to recent federal survey data.
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump was vague about what the plan would entail but suggested “certain flavors” in cartridge-based e-cigarettes would be taken off the market “for a period of time."…
By Matthew Perrone, Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Congress is moving to pass the biggest new sales restrictions on tobacco products in more than a decade, with support from two unlikely backers: Marlboro-cigarette maker Altria and vaping giant Juul Labs.
State governments continue to crack down on flavored e-cigarettes and other vape products, largely in response to the deaths and illnesses that began coming to light this past summer. But as lawmakers deliberate over their policy response to vaping, researchers…
By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press
The legislation immediately bans the sale of flavored vaping products and will outlaw sales of menthol cigarettes starting June 1, 2020.
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