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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 Admin...

San Francisco First Big US City to Ban E-cigarette Sales

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. E-cigarette maker Juul Labs, which is based in San Francisco, says it is opposed to...
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Marlboro Maker Places $2.4 Billion Bet on Marijuana

NEW YORK — One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion buy-in. Altria will pay another $1.4 billion for warrants that if exercised, would give Altria a...
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McConnell Eyes Farm Bill as Path To Legal Hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants something to replace the faltering cash crop of tobacco in his home state of Kentucky. It's clear that he has found it: hemp. Sen. McConnell wants the federal government to take hemp off its list ...