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Smokers, Do Not Apply: U-Haul Won't Hire Some Nicotine Users

NEW YORK — U-Haul has a New Year's resolution: Cut down on hiring people who smoke. The moving company said that it won't hire nicotine users in the 21 states where it is legal to do so, saying that it wants to ensure a “healthier workforce." The new policy will...

Juul Stops Advertising E-Cigarettes, Replaces CEO

Juul Labs is halting all U.S. advertising of its e-cigarettes and replacing its CEO amid a nationwide backlash against vaping. The largest e-cigarette maker also said Wednesday it won't fight a sweeping ban on flavors proposed by the Trump administration to reverse a surge in underage vaping. Juul's CEO will...

Tulare Vaping Death Reported. Gov. Newsom Launches Campaign to Warn of Dangers.

SACRAMENTO — A death related to the use of e-cigarettes was confirmed in Tulare County on Monday. On the same day, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale...

Feds Blast Juul Over Claims E-Cigs Safer Than Smoking

WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. The Food and Drug Administration also upped its scrutiny of a number of key aspects...

Study Suggests E-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Heart Risk

WASHINGTON — E-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can't kick the addiction sometimes switch to e-cigarettes, in hopes of avoiding the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. But cigarette smoking doesn't...

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