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Sales of most e-cigarette pod flavors to end in 30 days

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered companies to stop manufacturing, distributing and selling most cartridge-based e-cigarette flavors by early February, saying the crackdown is urgently needed to reduce teen vaping.

Indian govt. approves ban on e-cigarettes

India’s government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country’s youth and causing breathing illnesses.

E-cigarette maker Juul facing mounting scrutiny by state AGs

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company’s blockbuster vaping device became so popular with underage teens, The Associated Press has learned.

U.S. makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making a new push to add graphic images to cigarette packets. Regulators on Thursday proposed adding images of blackened lungs, cancerous tumors and other diseases to all cigarette pack to discourage Americans from lighting up.

Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors.

E-cigarette brand’s 2.6M power units being recalled

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. has issued a nationwide safety recall of all Vuse Vibe power units after consumer reports that batteries malfunctioned and caused the units to overheat and create a fire risk.

Central District Health board endorses ‘College, Not Cancer Act’

The board of the Central District Health Department, the public health district that serves the Boise area, has voted to endorse the “College, Not Cancer Act,” the ballot initiative that’s currently circulating to raise Idaho’s cigarette tax and lower state college and university tuition. Steven...