Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs will pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products.
Electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. will pay $40 million to North Carolina and take more action to prevent underage use and sales, according to a landmark legal settlement announced Monday.
Montgomery County filed a potential class-action suit Friday alleging an e-cigarette manufacturer created an epidemic of underage nicotine addiction by portraying its product and vaping as “a teen pop culture icon and status symbol.” The lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc. claims the company created a public nuisance by designing its e-cigarettes and packaging to appeal to […]
The Montgomery County Council has approved a bill that will extend the ban on smoking in public places to electronic cigarettes. The council passed the bill Tuesday, and it now goes to County Executive Ike Leggett for his signature. If he signs it, it would take effect 91 days after he signs. If the bill […]
The Federal Aviation Administration, which already bans flammables and explosives in checked airplane baggage, is now advising airlines to consider the potential fire risk from e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes typically heat liquid nicotine into an inhaled vapor by using lithium-based batteries, which in some cases can overheat and cause fires. The FAA sent a Safety Alert for […]
Some public health advocates are calling on Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto a bill passed by the City Council that would allow e-cigarettes to be used in consenting bars, restaurants and casinos.
The ban would apply to playgrounds and inside public buildings, except in so-called “vape shops” and in bars and restaurants that expressly decide to allow it.
(AP) Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World Health Organization said the popular nicotine-vapor products, particularly the […]
State Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler sent letters Monday to manufacturers of electronic smoking devices to air his concerns about potential health risks.
Under current state law, the use of electronic smoking devices is generally allowed in public indoor places. But the city of Baltimore might become the first jurisdiction in Maryland to treat e-cigarettes just like their tobacco-filled cousins.
The Baltimore City Council will consider whether electronic smoking devices should be governed by the same restrictions that apply to the use and sale of tobacco products.
A trade group is encouraging convenience stores and gas stations not to sell electronic cigarettes to minors, according to a position statement obtained by The Associated Press.