Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 7, the 281st day of 2020. There are 85 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 7...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 17, the 261st day of 2020. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept...

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...

Number of young Taiwanese smoking rises for first time in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of young people smoking rose for the first time in a decade last year, while the popularity of e-cigarettes rose by half, according to a report by the Ministry ...

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. ...

'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of 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 n...

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. ...

Business Highlights

___ Deadly attack by US on Iranian general rattles energy market LONDON (AP) — Crude prices are having their biggest one-day spike since a September attack on the w...

Business Highlights

___ Lebanon receives Interpol notice for ex-Nissan fugitive BEIRUT (AP) — Interpol has issued a wanted notice for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who jumped ba...

U-Haul International to stop hiring smokers in 21 states

PHOENIX (AP) — A well-known truck and trailer rental company has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products. ...

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...

US health officials to ban most flavored e-cigarettes but add exemptions that mark retreat from Trump's original plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — US health officials to ban most flavored e-cigarettes but add exemptions that mark retreat from Trump's original plan.

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...

Senate advances $1.4T spending deal in drive to adjourn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to advance a $1.4 trillion government spending package in a last, bipartisan burst of legislating before bolting for the holidays from a Capitol that's toxic wit...