Stories tagged: cigarettes
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
U-Haul International has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products.
Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
When setting New Year’s resolutions, the 18 to 20 set should strongly consider kicking their smoking habit. Stores won’t be able to legally sell to them, and resources abound for …
Thu., Nov. 28, 2019
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union had already won its war on liquor. Now it was renewing its assault on another vice, cigarettes.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
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 initiative that comes amid increasing worry …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Tobacco pouches from Swedish Match win first FDA endorsement for a “reduced-risk” alternative to smoking.
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
Captain Harry Holland of Spokane was in a heap of trouble with U.S. Army authorities – but first they had to find him.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
NEW YORK – The U.S. tobacco giants Philip Morris and Altria are calling off merger talks and Juul’s CEO is stepping down with safety concerns over e-cigarettes intensifying. The makers …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
It seemed like a new era in the half-century battle against the deadly toll of tobacco: U.S. health officials for the first time would begin regulating cigarettes, chew and other …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the drugstore chain for violating laws restricting access to cigarettes and …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
In a bipartisan vote, the Washington House agrees to raise age for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Attorney general, speaker of the house make pitch to ban tobacco sales to those under 21 in Washington
Bill would ban tobacco and vaping sales in Washington to those under 21.
Thu., March 15, 2018
Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete. That’s the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. But the …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is saying “Just Say No” to cigarettes. The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
One of the surprises to those trying to quit is all of the help that is available. Insurance may cover nicotine patches, gum, lozenges and other medications that control cravings.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Major U.S. cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
The vapor from e-cigarettes goes deep into the lungs and contains a soup of toxic compounds released when the smoking fluid is heated to 450 degrees F or higher, breaking …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
The price of a pack of cigarettes in New York City is going up – to at least $13 – and the number of places you can buy them is …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry intends to subsidize part of the costs that restaurants, cafes and other eating establishments incur to set up rooms or spaces exclusively for smoking, …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
The Spokane Valley Fire Department has responded to a rash of fires recently caused by people putting their cigarette butts in flower pots or planters thinking they contain dirt.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation that increases the legal age for using and buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Fri., July 28, 2017
U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the agency’s staff to develop new regulations on nicotine. The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate …
Thu., April 20, 2017
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city council proposed raising the minimum price of pack of cigarettes to $13, reducing the number of tobacco retailers and banning …
Tue., April 18, 2017
For millennials, cigarettes go better with booze than they do with weed. That’s the conclusion of a new University of California, San Francisco study showing tobacco accompanied by alcohol gives …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017
Washington could raise the smoking age to 21 and tax vaping products like cigarettes under bills approved Thursday morning by the House committee that oversees taxes.
Tue., March 21, 2017
Every year cigarette smoking contributes to about 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. A group of prominent health leaders called for the immediate implementation of national action to …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
A New Jersey man has been convicted in federal court of stealing more than 8,000 cartons of cigarettes worth about $500,000.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
A federal appeals court says the Yakama Indian Nation can’t sue to block collection of a federal tax on tobacco products made by a company on the reservation.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration.
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016
Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes – a trend that …