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FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus related to SARS have died, and that 13 others have contracted the virus.

  • Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.

  • Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones

    Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online.

  • FDA proposes extending its oversight of tobacco

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.

  • At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

    ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled with cartridges or tanks containing what enthusiasts call "e-juice." Some e-cigarettes are ade to look like a real cigarette with a tiny light on the tip that glows like the real thing.

  • Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit
    Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.

  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.

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