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Inventor to use $200K lottery prize to help people cut back on smoking

A North Carolina man says he plans to use his $200,000 lottery prize to market a product he invented that helps people cut back on smoking.
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Local vape shop owner reacts to mysterious illnesses

Lately there has been a lot of controversy surrounding e-cigarettes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at least eight deaths supposedly linked to vaping. Now a vape shop owner in our area wants to challenge those claims.
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Michigan moves to be 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on nicotine."

Attorney General Stein files lawsuits against eight e-cigarette companies

State Attorney General Josh Stein has announced he will be filing lawsuits against eight additional e-cigarette companies.

US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up.

Atlanta OKs ban on smoking inside bars, restaurant, airport

Atlanta's city council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars — and inside one of the world's busiest airports.

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater bans smoking inside venue

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater says take your butt outside, cigarette butt that is. Wilmington's popular concert venue is cracking down on smoking.
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North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over marketing

North Carolina's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can't buy it.
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Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 in all its U.S. stores in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors.

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