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FILE - This Dec. 4, 2013 file photo shows vials of flavored liquid at a store selling electronic cigarettes and related items in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, U.S. health officials said teenage use of e-cigarette has reached “epidemic” levels in the U.S. and are calling on the industry to address the problem or risk having their flavored products pulled off the market. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 12, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 15, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. The Harvard-led study found that compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had...
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February 02, 2018 - 8:02 pm
An ordinance banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 has been stalled from taking effect in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shawnee County District Court Judge Franklin Theis is weighing legal arguments after a hearing Thursday. The law increasing the minimum...
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Dreamstime
December 06, 2017 - 1:44 pm
Topeka officials have voted to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21. The ban approved Tuesday by the city's governing board includes prohibitions against selling cigarettes and other tobacco-related products, including electronic cigarettes, to anyone under 21. Previously, the...
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Dreamstime
December 06, 2017 - 3:06 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Topeka officials are considering increasing the minimum age at which people can legally buy tobacco products. The Topeka City Council will took up the issue at their meeting Tuesday night. Councilwoman Elaine Schwartz has proposed banning the sale or furnishing of cigarettes and...
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Dreamstime
November 14, 2017 - 10:00 am
Health officials in the Lawrence area are starting a task force to examine increasing the minimum age at which people can legally buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Lawrence Tobacco 21 Task Force will begin meeting Thursday. The tobacco sales minimum age...
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