Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry.
Bill aimed at enforcing age limits at vape shops advances
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Vape shops and other tobacco stores that sell to underage customers could swiftly lose their permits if they sell to underage customers under a draft bill that's getting an...
Kentucky editorial roundup
Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials:
The State Journal on universities that are banning nicotine products, including Western Kentucky University:
Ohio law taking effect requires cigarette buyers to be 21
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new Ohio law taking effect Thursday raises the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Ohio is one of 18 states that have raised the minimum age for...
Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state's weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products...
The Latest: Michigan governor vows to appeal e-cig ruling
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes (all times local):
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will appeal a judge's decision...
Indiana lawmakers pushed to adopt e-cigarette liquids tax
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana needs state taxes to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes as vaping becomes more popular and is increasingly blamed in illnesses and deaths, the state's main...
Western Kentucky University going tobacco-free next year
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University says it will begin the new year tobacco- and smoke-free.
The school is banning tobacco and vaping products beginning Jan. 1 on all...
Colorado regulators planning ban on cannabis vape additives
DENVER (AP) — Colorado marijuana regulators are finalizing a ban on certain additives in cannabis vape products in response to the spread of a lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana...
Oregon approves six-month ban on flavored vape products
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators enacted a six-month ban Friday on the sale of flavored nicotine and cannabis vape products in stores and online statewide amid an outbreak of illnesses that...
Melania Trump listens as teens share experiences with vaping
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump said Wednesday she's glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step...
Editorials from around Oregon
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:
The Corvallis Gazette-Times, Oct. 9, on allowing taxpayer say in how money from Student Success Act should be used:
NYC sues online e-cigarette vendors over sales to under-21s
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has filed a federal lawsuit against 22 online e-cigarette sellers, accusing them of selling their products to residents under the age of 21, Mayor Bill de Blasio...
Montana temporarily bans flavored e-cigarettes
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is placing a temporary ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping products in an effort to reduce underage use while officials investigate the cause...
County raises legal smoking age, aligns with Maryland law
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A county council in Maryland has voted to raise the legal age for tobacco product sales and expand its law to include vaping products.
Indiana stores may profit from Michigan’s flavored vape ban
GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Michigan's ban on the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes could spur new business for vape shops along the state's Indiana border, a clerk at a northern Indiana store...
Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling e-cigarettes in US
NEW YORK (AP) — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping.
- Houston ChronicleVaping spotlight in Katy ISDOctober 17, 2019
- Connecticut PostVaping epidemic ignites Congressional calls for regulation, fundingOctober 16, 2019
- Today's News-HeraldRepublican leader wants smoking age raised to 21October 7, 2019
- The Washington TimesOregon governor bans flavored e-cigarettes amid escalating illnessesOctober 4, 2019
Texas A&M system bans e-cigarettes amid US vaping illnesses
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University officials decided to ban e-cigarettes from all campuses because of the health risks associated with smoking them.
Pressure builds in Kansas for new vaping and tobacco laws
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A national outbreak of a vaping-related lung illness is increasing pressure in Kansas to consider new regulations for vaping and tobacco products.
Clampdown on vaping could send users back toward cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from...
Judge upholds state’s vaping products ban for now
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge upheld Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of vaping products on Friday, at least for now.
U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani denied the vaping industry's...
The Latest: Judge nixes temporary halt to vaping product ban
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling on a ban of vaping products in Massachusetts (all times local):
A federal judge has upheld Massachusetts' four-month ban...
Court puts enforcement of New York’s flavor ban on hold
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday temporarily blocked New York from enforcing a new prohibition on sales of flavored e-cigarettes after the vaping industry sued to block the...
New Jersey governor calls for banning e-cigarette flavors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Vaping poses a health threat and New Jersey should move to ban flavored e-cigarettes, Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration said Thursday, announcing the findings of a task...
2 Ga lawmakers to introduce laws for vaping, e-cigarette use
ATLANTA (AP) — Next year, expect to hear legislative debate on vaping and e-cigarette use in Georgia.
Republican state Reps. Bonnie Rich, of Suwanee, and Gerald Greene, of Cuthbert,...
Utah issues emergency rule amid vaping-related illnesses
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials enacted an emergency rule Wednesday restricting the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and requiring warnings about unregulated THC products amid an outbreak...
- Business WireRussia E-Cigarette Regulatory Report 2019: E-Cig And Heated Tobacco Laws On The Horizon - ResearchAndMarkets.comOctober 17, 2019
- Business WireTurning Point Brands Director of FDA Science Presents on Abuse Liability of Nicotine and Tobacco ProductsOctober 7, 2019
- Business WirePhilip Morris International Inc. and Altria Group, Inc. End Merger DiscussionsSeptember 25, 2019
- Business WireDeadline Reminder: The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Greenlane Holdings, Inc.September 18, 2019
- Business WireBragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Announces That a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Greenlane Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNLN) and Encourages Greenlane Investors to Contact the FirmSeptember 14, 2019
Michigan ban on flavored vaping products starts
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes started Wednesday after a judge said she's not ready to decide whether to stop it.
Los Angeles County bans flavored tobacco products
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Tuesday banned flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes amid concerns that the products appeal to young...
San Francisco campaign to stop e-cigarette measure pushes on
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A campaign to defeat an industry-backed e-cigarette measure on San Francisco's ballot will push on despite the announcement by Juul Labs Inc. that it will stop financially...
Ohio governor asks lawmakers to ban flavored vape products
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has asked lawmakers to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products as concerns grow about the health effects of vaping.
Vape shops file legal challenge to Massachusetts product ban
BOSTON (AP) — Three vape shops have filed a legal challenge to Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of all e-cigarette and vaping products.
Colorado city lawmakers raise tobacco purchasing age to 21
DENVER (AP) — Denver City Council has unanimously voted to ban the sale of nicotine vaporizers and other tobacco products to people under the age of 21.
Hearing set for Tuesday before ban starts on flavored vaping
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Judges in state and federal court have declined to stop Michigan's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes in the short term, although a hearing is in the works just hours...
Oglala Sioux ban e-cigarettes on Pine Ridge Reservation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has banned the sale, possession and use of e-cigarettes on the Pine Ridge Reservation amid a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related...
Sales tax changes, safe gun storage rules among new laws
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sales tax changes, new safe gun storage rules, and a new minimum age to purchase tobacco and vaping products are among a host of new laws set to take effect in...
Maryland law raising smoking age goes into effect Tuesday
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new law barring teenagers in Maryland from buying tobacco products including electronic smoking devices goes into effect Tuesday.
Keep calm and vape on: UK embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious
LONDON (AP) — While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit.
NY court denies industry request to delay e-cigarette ban
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge has denied the vaping industry's request to delay a New York emergency ban on flavored e-cigarette sales.
Acting state Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly...
NY could add menthol to flavor ban as vaping groups sue
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials want to add menthol to the state's first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as the vaping industry seeks to block it, according to the...
Vape shop sues to stop Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigs
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The owner of a northern Michigan vape shop sued Wednesday to stop the state's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, contending the rules are illegal and will force him to...
Juul stops e-cigarette ads as teen vaping, illnesses grow
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs Inc. will stop advertising its electronic cigarettes in the U.S. and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have...
NY, CT governors plan to work together on marijuana, vaping
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut said Wednesday they plan to work together to regulate both recreational marijuana and vaping products, saying it makes...
US official expects ‘hundreds more’ cases of vaping illness
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. could soon climb much higher, a public health official said Tuesday.
China planning controls on e-cigarettes amid health concern
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to join governments that are imposing controls on tobacco liquid and additives for e-cigarettes amid rising concern about deaths and illnesses blamed on vaping, a state...
Lawmaker wants Rhode Island to ban flavored e-cigarettes
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawmaker in Rhode Island plans to introduce a bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.
Rep. Julie Casimiro says she's planning to propose a ban after the new...