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10 months 6 days ago

Schools worry about e-cigarette usage

Doctors have voiced concern over the millions of middle and high school students that have already tried e-cigarettes. School districts are also concerned -- in Pueblo, the D-70 district has even given their tobacco policy a makeover that explicitly says using e-cigarettes on school property is prohibited. Greg Keasling,...

3 years 6 months ago

Tobacco embraces candy-like products

Tobacco embraces candy-like products Tobacco companies are looking for new ways to deliver a nicotine fix without the smoke by making strips, sticks, and dissolvable tabs. All products come in a variety of flavors from cinnamon to mint. These products are packaged in boxes looking like breath mints and...

5 years 3 months ago

Tobacco execs quickly find tax loophole

Tobacco companies are avoiding hundreds of millions of dollars a year in taxes by exploiting a loophole in President Barack Obama's child health law. And they're doing it with a simple marketing twist. Obama and Congress increased taxes on tobacco products earlier this year to pay for expanded children's...

5 years 5 months ago

FDA ban on flavored cigarettes takes effect

The new federal ban on flavored cigarettes has taken effect. The ban is one of the first visible effects of a new law giving the FDA wide-ranging authority to regulate the tobacco industry. It includes cigarettes with candy, fruit and clove flavors. Officials say flavored cigarettes are a gateway to...

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