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19-year-old kneed by officer says he prayed for protection

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Black 19-year-old said he prayed for protection as he was repeatedly kneed by a police officer on a Maryland beach town's boardwalk during a videotaped confrontation that bega...

Alabama House drops resistance, OKs medical marijuana bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives overcame years of resistance in approving medical marijuana legislation on Thursday, voting after two days of long and emotional debate in ...

Captiva Verde Corporate Update Q1 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia - Newsfile Corp. - April 5, 2021 - Captiva Verde Land Corp. (OTC: CPVIF) (CSE: PWR) (the "Company"), is pleased to announce the following 1st quarter 2021 corporate update:...

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New Yorkers can now possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while sales of recreational-use marijuana won’t become legal for an estimated 18...

New York lawmakers agree to legalize recreational marijuana

Lawmakers reached an agreement late Saturday to legalize recreational marijuana sales in New York. At least 14 other states already allow residents to buy marijuana for recreational ...

Did COVID-19 stress, uncertainty stall anti-smoking push?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after COVID-19 upended life for millions of Americans, there are troubling signs that the coronavirus may have also slowed progress against another deadly health threat: smoki...

Taiwan reports first adult patient with vaping-associated pneumonia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 40-year-old Taiwanese man has been diagnosed with pneumonia linked to vaping, just one year after he started using e-cigarettes. In a Facebook post shared on Monday (...

Altria earns miss in 4Q despite strong cigarette sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marlboro sales fueled an uptick in revenue at Altria, though the tobacco giant was weighed down by charges across its sprawling business which which includes beer, wine and e-cigaret...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2021. There are 363 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. ...

Taiwanese teenager diagnosed with pneumonia linked to vaping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 15-year-old Taiwanese teenager was in September diagnosed with pneumonia, which his hospital linked to his four-year vaping habit. The Chung Shan Medical University (...

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...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 8, the 313th day of 2020. There are 53 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 8, 2...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 7, the 312th day of 2020. There are 54 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 7,...

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...