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California Sues E-Cigarette Maker Juul Over Ads, Youth Sales

WASHINGTON — California on Monday sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California’s attorney general is the latest legal action agai...
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Big Question in Opioid Suits: How to Divide Any Settlement

The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already tussling with each other over how to divide any money they collect. Overdo...
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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 avoidin...
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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 55 percent ownership stake in the Toronto company...