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...

Florida governor vetoes bill because of liquid nicotine ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill to raise the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 because it would have also banned the sale of flavored liquid nicotine products ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 6, the 250th day of 2020. There are 116 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. ...

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke?

Can you get the coronavirus from secondhand smoke? Secondhand smoke isn’t believed to directly spread the virus, experts say, but infected smokers may blow droplets carrying the vir...

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 ...

11 Los Angeles firefighters hurt while running from blast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run ...

Beach trash finds: Full pickle jar, vape pods, cremation bag

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — As New Jersey's beaches go, so goes the state of the environment. Items plucked from the sand during spring and fall cleanups each year help illustrate trends...

Signs missed and steps slowed in Trump's pandemic response

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites...

Amid opioid, vaping suits, Kansas looks to curb local action

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Business groups and Kansas' Republican attorney general are pushing for a state law that could prevent cities, counties and local school districts from suing big corporations such ...

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. ...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks sink, bonds soar on fears virus will stunt economy NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slumped again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's...

'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...

Medical marijuana bill clears Alabama Senate committee

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A medical marijuana bill cleared its first hurdle Wednesday in the Alabama Legislature, giving hope to advocates after years of setbacks. Audience members app...

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. ...