Tobacco products manufacturing

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. House Speaker Boehner says he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization. Known as an avid cigarette smoker, the Ohio Republican has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis company. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis. The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, e-cigarettes appear on display at Vape store in Chicago. Several medical and public health groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes, which they say pose a health threat to U.S. children. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
March 27, 2018 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court argues that the FDA didn't follow proper requirements last year when it decided...
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FILE - In Dec. 8, 2009 file photo, Newport cigarettes, a Lorillard Inc. brand, are displayed at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. The Food and Drug Administration issued a call Tuesday, March 20, 2018, for more information about flavored tobacco products, with the aim of preventing children and young people from getting hooked on nicotine. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 20, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. The Food and Drug Administration issued a call...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, test cigarettes sit in a smoking machine in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
March 15, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed to help smokers quit and prevent future generations from getting hooked. The Food and Drug Administration floated the proposal last summer, but...
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In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, tobacco picker Jorge Luis Leon Becerra poses with his oxen and a handful of freshly harvested tobacco leaves, at the Martinez tobacco farm in Cuba's western province of Pinar del Rio. The newly collected leaves will be taken to a drying house where women will hang them for their first drying. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
March 06, 2018 - 12:03 am
SAN LUIS, Cuba (AP) — One is a weathered tobacco picker who harvests bright-green leaves in the fields of Pinar del Rio province. Another is a Havana resident who selects the best leaves with elaborately manicured hands, her delicate nails decorated with acrylic swoops of color and tiny beads. They...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Special interests are holding meetings at properties owned by President Donald Trump, putting money in his pockets as they seek to influence his administration. An Associated Press analysis of the interest groups that visited Trump properties in the first year of his presidency found several instances that at least created the appearance of “pay for play.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 22, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared "victory" for...
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Benedicte Ficq, the lawyer who filed the criminal complaint against the tobacco giants, poses for the photographer in Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. Ficq said she will now petition an appeals court to order prosecutors to investigate. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
February 22, 2018 - 10:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Brenda Fitzgerald, Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner, left, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal respond to questions in Atlanta. U.S. officials announced that Fitzgerald, the director of the nation’s top public health agency has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials said Fitzgerald’s complex financial interests had caused conflicts of interest that made it difficult to do her job. Alex Azar, who was sworn in as head of the department Monday, accepted her resignation. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
January 31, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her investments in health care businesses. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's complex financial investments presented conflicts that made it difficult to do her job...
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This undated image provided by Philip Morris in January 2018 shows the company's iQOS product. U.S. government experts have rejected a proposal from Philip Morris International to sell its "heat-not-burn" tobacco device as a lower-risk alternative to cigarettes that reduces disease. But the panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration endorsed a lesser claim that the product reduces exposure to harmful chemicals in cigarettes. The mixed review suggests Philip Morris will be able to market its device to U.S. smokers, but on limited terms. (Philip Morris via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 5:06 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government advisers dealt a blow Thursday to Philip Morris International's hopes to sell its heat-not-burn device in the United States as a less-harmful alternative to cigarettes. The penlike device heats Marlboro-branded sticks of tobacco but stops short of burning them...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015, file photo, a University of Washington student discards a cigarette into a container at a designated smoking locations on the campus in Seattle. Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada have pledged to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. Deans of public health schools at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and a dozen other schools said Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, that the group is too closely tied to an industry that sells harmful products. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was created in September with nearly $1 billion from the Philip Morris tobacco company,...
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