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Taiwan Cabinet initiates amendment bill to ban e-cigarettes, raises smoking age to 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Cabinet on Thursday (Jan. 13) initiated an amendment bill to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act for legislation, aiming to ban e-cigarettes and flavored cig...

FDA revives federal effort to ban menthol cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are going to try again to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers. ...

Taiwan mulls ban on flavored cigarettes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s health authorities are seeking to prohibit flavored tobacco products found to appeal to youths. Around four out of 10 juvenile smokers used flavored ciga...

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 ...

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...

Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illne...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12...

Business Highlights

___ Zuckerberg asked to testify in UK; data firm's CEO suspended LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee has summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as author...

New Jersey could be first state to ban menthol cigarettes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey could soon become the first state to outlaw the sale of menthol cigarettes. Legislation banning the cigarettes was approved Monday by the state Assemb...

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco produ...

Anti-smoking group seeks to raise legal smoking age to 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s anti-smoking group held a press conference on Wednesday calling for higher legal smoking age and completely smoke-free workplaces and indoor public places. The...