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Altria to buy $12.8 billion minority stake in e-cigarette company Juul

20 Dec 2018

Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group Inc will buy a 35 percent stake in Juul Labs Inc for $12.8 billion (10.1 billion pounds), a marriage between an old-line tobacco giant and a fast-growing electronic-cigarette rival looking to make inroads among smokers. | Video

Altria pays $12.8 bln for minority stake in e-cigarette company Juul

20 Dec 2018

Dec 20 Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group Inc on Thursday announced it would pay $12.8 billion to take a 35 percent stake in Juul Labs Inc, a marriage between an old-line tobacco giant and a fast-growing electronic-cigarette rival looking to make inroads among smokers.

Altria in talks to take minority stake in Juul: sources

29 Nov 2018

Tobacco company Altria Group Inc is in talks to take a minority stake of 20 to 40 percent in e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores

15 Nov 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts. | Video

U.S. FDA will ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores

15 Nov 2018

Nov 15 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.

Juul Labs to pull sweet e-cigarette flavours to curb youth use

13 Nov 2018

Juul Labs Inc, the U.S. market leader for electronic cigarettes, said on Tuesday it will pull popular flavours such as mango, cucumber and fruit from retail store shelves in an effort to reduce surging teenage use of its products. | Video

Exclusive: Juul sounds out Indonesia for expansion, other Asian countries in its sights

13 Nov 2018

JAKARTA/LOS ANGELES Juul Labs Inc is exploring selling its compact vaping devices in Asia and has sounded out government officials in Indonesia, one of the world's most smoker-friendly countries, although gaining approval there could face significant hurdles.

U.S. to restrict e-cigarette flavours to fight teenage vaping 'epidemic'

09 Nov 2018

LOS ANGELES The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit and candy flavoured electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations, an agency official said, in a move to counter a surge in teenage use of e-cigarettes. | Video

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