Taipei urged to clamp down on heated tobacco shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have been called upon to enforce a crackdown on heated tobacco product (HTP) shops in Taipei, which some fear could have a detrimental effect on younger Ta...

US adult smoking rate looks unchanged, vaping rate higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. decline in cigarette smoking could be stalling while the adult vaping rate appears to be rising, according to a government report released Thursday. About 14...

Vaping, HTP use on rise among youth as Taiwan mulls tightening controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act being reviewed before its first reading, a new report sheds light on the number of young Taiwanese exposed to the h...

Altria expands sales of heated-cigarette as revenue slides

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marlboro-maker Altria said Tuesday that cigarette sales continued to decline in its last quarter as the company pushed to expand sales of an alternative heated-tob...

Taiwan to raise smoking age to 20, tighten rules on vaping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The long-overdue amendment to Taiwan’s Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act will seek to raise the legal age for smoking to 20 and introduce restrictions on non-traditiona...

House approves bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people, the House approved a bill Friday to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products. ...

Pennsylvania sues Juul over marketing e-cigarettes to teens

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office sued electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs Inc. on Monday over how its products are marketed and sold to teenagers. ...

Stocks open lower on Wall Street following drops overseas

Stocks are opening moderately lower on Wall Street, following declines overseas, as more worries about the spread of a virus outbreak in China and some weak earnings results put investors in a mood to...

Marlboro maker slammed by Juul investment, takes $4B charge

The company that makes Marlboro cigarettes will take a $4.1 billion hit from its investment in Juul. Altria took a 35% stake in the e-cigarette company at the end of 2018 at a cost ...

Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use t...

Trump says some flavored vapes will be pulled from market

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we...

WHO sees tobacco drop among men, but vaping effects unclear

NEW YORK (AP) — Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said Thursday. Four out of five tobacco users globall...

Bill to raise tobacco age has unlikely allies: Altria, Juul

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 v...

Illinois sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth marketing

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has become the latest state to sue the country's biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging in a lawsuit filed Thursday that Juul Labs Inc., used deceptive marketing practices to enti...

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

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 Wedn...