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VIDEO: FDA 'blitz' aimed at reducing youths' use of Juul, other e-cigarettes

Forty warning letters were sent to brick-and-mortar retailers as a first step toward stopping underage use of e-cigarettes, the FDA said. The government agency also said it sent Juul Labs, the maker of an e-cigarette popular among teens, a request to sub
CNN
added Apr 25, 2018 19:38
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[Virginia] Richmond City Council to weigh proposed cigarette tax, demolition to clear way for Stone Brewing bistro

Agelasto's proposal has faced pushback from cigarette-manufacturer Altria Group. Convenience store owners have also opposed it, saying a per-pack tax would hurt business by sending customers seeking cigarettes to the counties, where there is no tax.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Apr 24, 2018 16:33
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[New York] Vape, e-cigarette shops in the city are nearing their license deadline

The New York State Vapor Association... is trying to help minimize impact on city stores...City Council passed legislation last August that requires all vape retailers to apply for a license by Wednesday. Only retailers who were selling e-cigarettes as o
amNew York
added Apr 26, 2018 17:34
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[UK] Minister accuses tobacco firm of illegally targeting British customers with vaping adverts

Philip Morris...has been sending posters to newsagents in Britain advertising its new tobacco heaters... The posters supplied by the company are reportedly designed to be used on the windows of newsagents. Trading standards have described the posters as
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 23, 2018 01:31
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[UK] Government in row with world leading tobacco firm over 'illegal' adverts

A Daily Telegraph investigation found Phillip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is supplying newsagents across Britain with window posters promoting new iQOS tobacco heaters. Phillip Morris has spent £3bn developing iQOS, which it is now market
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 23, 2018 13:54
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[Kentucky] Ready to switch to hemp? Farmers plan to grow fewest burley tobacco acres on record

“Prospective Plantings” report showing burley tobacco growers in Kentucky intended to set 57,000 acres for harvest — 6,000 acres below last year and 1,000 acres lower than 2015, which was the previous record low. Burley tobacco is primarily used for cigar
Richmond (KY) Register
added Apr 21, 2018 16:42
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[Canada] National Bank avoiding cannabis partly due to concerns over potential tobacco-style lawsuits

“There’s significant risks of class-action lawsuits with respect to the cannabis industry,” said chief executive Louis Vachon during the bank’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday. “The tobacco industry operated for 50 years without class action. I
Financial Post (ca)
added Apr 21, 2018 02:02
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[Texas] San Antonio retailers brace for impact of tobacco ordinance

San Antonio City Council has raised the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, effective Oct. 1. Local retailers say young adults will skirt the ordinance by purchasing such products in nearby municipalities.
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Apr 21, 2018 16:36
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Pot May Be Legal in Your State—but That Doesn't Mean You Can Smoke It in Your Home

More condo and co-op associations and landlords are cracking down on residents who smoke and grow pungent marijuana in their units or in common areas. Even as acceptance of marijuana use grows across the nation, there's an uptick in neighbors objecting t
Realtor.com
added Apr 21, 2018 02:02
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[New York] UA Professor’s Exhibition Bites into Tobacco’s Influence in the Big Apple

the Big Apple was late to show much activism against one of the leading killers in the United States because of the heavy influence of its producers... The exhibition illustrates how New York City, which was home to hundreds of small cigar and cigarette
University of Alabama at Birmingham
added May 18, 2018 14:21
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