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
In our news wrap Thursday, the Democratic presidential primary field narrowed again as Julián Castro dropped out. The former Obama housing secretary, the only Latino still in the race, had failed to make headway in polls or in fundraising. Also,…
More than 5 million middle- and high-school teens said they vaped e-cigarette products, according to recent federal survey data.
By Laura Santhanam
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."…
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By Linda A. Johnson, Associated PRess
Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the U.S.
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 Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana.
In our news wrap Wednesday, a major storm dumped heavy snow across the Midwest, disrupting travel on the day before Thanksgiving. As much as a foot fell in some places, delaying flights at Chicago O’Hare, while a separate system slammed…
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