Taiwanese doctor explains differences between flu and Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As confusion and rumors swirl around both the common flu and the Wuhan coronavirus, a Taiwanese doctor says that the key signs of the latter are lower respiratory tract sy...

Wuhan coronavirus patients who smoke have more severe symptoms: Doctors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some doctors participating in a COVID-19 seminar in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 16) said that COVID-19 patients who are smokers have more severe symptoms than those who are non...

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. ...

For 1st time in 4 years, US life expectancy rises — a little

NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward ...

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...

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...

US permits sale of cigarettes with 95% less nicotine

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday endorsed a type of cigarette that could help ease the addictive grip of smoking by delivering very low levels of nicotine. The Food...

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...

Senate OKs Trump's FDA nominee despite unclear vaping agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration despite concerns about how he will confront the growing problem of underage vaping. ...

Taiwan has 15th highest lung cancer rate in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has the 15th highest incidence of lung cancer in the world and second-highest in Asia, trailing only North Korea, according to the Formosa Cancer Foundation. To ...

New York City lawmakers vote to ban flavored vaping products

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to ban flavored electronic cigarettes after a lawsuit halted a statewide ban. “We are acting to protect our kids by banning the ...

Kaohsiung cracks down on smoking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Smokers in Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung face fines ranging from NT$2,000 (about US$65) to NT$10,000 for lighting up a cigarette from Dec. 1. Kaohsiung&rsqu...

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2019. There are 41 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1985, the first version of Microso...

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meet...