Tobacco

Massachusetts approves ban of flavored tobacco products

2 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a groundbreaking ban on the sale of flavored vaping products and tobacco, including menthol cigarettes.
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Massachusetts lawmakers OK bill to ban flavored tobacco, levy 75% excise tax on e-cigarettes

5 hours ago   |   CNBC

The bill would make Massachusetts the first state to ban menthol cigarettes, which anti-smoking advocates say are designed to appeal to children.
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Massachusetts Moves to Ban Flavored Tobacco Products, Including Menthol

15 hours ago   |   NY Times

If signed into law, Massachusetts would be the first state to ban all flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products through legislation.
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Flavored tobacco ban bill, vaping tax passes state Senate

Flavored tobacco ban bill, vaping tax passes state Senate

15 hours ago   |   WCVB

The debate on Beacon Hill lasted about six hours before the bill was passed.
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Durham Town Council votes to raise tobacco age to 21

Durham Town Council votes to raise tobacco age to 21

18 hours ago   |   WMUR

New Hampshire's biggest college town is raising the age required to buy tobacco and vaping products.
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Slashing Cigarette Nicotine Levels No Longer on FDA's Agenda

21 hours ago   |   Fortune

U.S. regulators are hitting the brakes on plans to force tobacco companies to drastically reduce addictive nicotine in cigarettes, retreating on an ambitious public-health...
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Florida jury awards gay man $157M from tobacco companies in death of spouse

23 hours ago   |   NBC News

This is the first time a same-sex couple has pursued a wrongful death case against the tobacco industry in the U.S., an attorney for the plaintiff said.
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ATF agent gets $450,000 settlement in email harassment case

1 day ago   |   Star Tribune

A supervisor for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle is receiving a $450,000 settlement after complaining of racial harassment from a co-worker...
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The Cowardice Behind Trump's Vaping-Ban Retreat

2 days ago   |   NY Times

The dangers of flavored e-cigarettes are clear. But the administration blinked.
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Juul wanted to revolutionize vaping. It took a page from Big Tobacco's chemical formulas

2 days ago   |   Los Angeles Times

Documents reviewed by The Times reveal that the chemical formula that makes Juul so palatable and addictive dates back more than four decades - to Reynolds' tobacco laboratories.
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Israel's Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

Israel's Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been accused of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes. Read more ...

Plane upside down, 2 airmen killed in training mission accident at Oklahoma base

Plane upside down, 2 airmen killed in training mission accident at Oklahoma base

Two men were killed when a routine training mission out of Vance Air Force Base went awry on Thursday morning. There were two aircraft involved, and emergency personnel are on... Read more ...

Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter has died at 65. Read more ...

Colorado school district closed more than 40 schools after highly contagious...

Colorado school district closed more than 40 schools after highly contagious virus outbreak

More than a dozen schools in the district reported increased absences "due to illness and several incidences of vomiting in public areas of the schools." Read more ...

WATCH: Teen fugitive jumps off plane, initiates chase at Oklahoma airport

WATCH: Teen fugitive jumps off plane, initiates chase at Oklahoma airport

Authorities have released security footage of the moments when they say a 16-year-old fugitive jumped off a plane at an Oklahoma airport and ran from police. Read more ...

Bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level passes U.S. House committee

Bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level passes U.S. House committee

A divided House panel has endorsed a proposal to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. Read more ...

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency battled it out Wednesday night in a debate just over two months before the primary voting begins. Read more ...

WATCH LIVE: 2 key witnesses testify in final day of impeachment hearings...

WATCH LIVE: 2 key witnesses testify in final day of impeachment hearings this week

House impeachment investigators will hear on Thursday from two key witnesses who grew alarmed by how President Donald Trump and others in his orbit were conducting foreign... Read more ...

Judge Blocks Justice Department's Plan To Resume Federal Executions

Judge Blocks Justice Department's Plan To Resume Federal Executions

Executions had been set to resume next month after a 16-year pause. A federal judge halted the sentences as inmates challenge the government's lethal injection protocol. Read more ...

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu To Be Indicted On Corruption Charges

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu To Be Indicted On Corruption Charges

It's a massive blow for the longtime leader, who has been fighting to keep his job after two inconclusive elections this year. He is accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Read more ...