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February 19, 2020

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US raises tobacco and e-cigarette purchase age from 18 to 21

US raises tobacco and e-cigarette purchase age from 18 to 21

The US Congress voted Thursday to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 across the country, a move intended to stem the rising tide of youth vaping.Passed by the Senate as part of a wider budgetary bill, it will take effect next y

'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops: WHO

'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops: WHO

The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing a "major shift" in efforts to kick the world's deadly tobacco addiction.The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been stea

Altria cuts Juul value by $4.5 bn amid vaping crisis

Altria cuts Juul value by $4.5 bn amid vaping crisis

US tobacco merchant Altria said Thursday it was writing down its stake in e-cigarette start-up Juul Labs by a third, or $4.5 billion, as that company contends with a regulatory backlash.Altria also disclosed Thursday that US anti-trust regulators were probing

Final puffs for France's last tobacco factory

Final puffs for France's last tobacco factory

Gerard Chanquoi looks sadly at the conveyor belts of France's sole remaining tobacco processing factory as they whirl for the last times ahead of its final closure, a victim of changed economic times and a different public health landscape.Anti-smoking campai

At tobacco industry forum, panic over possible e-cigarette ban

At tobacco industry forum, panic over possible e-cigarette ban

While most of Washington is gripped by the impeachment storm swirling around Donald Trump, a few blocks up Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, hundreds of executives are pondering another potential presidential upheaval.Trump has floated the possibility