US city considers ban on e-cigarettes

Since 2014 e-cigarettes since 2014 have been the most commonly used tobacco product among young people in the US. (File ...

11 min ago  In an effort to crack down on youth vaping San Francisco considers becoming first US city to ban all sales of e-cigarettes.

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Strong quake jolts northwest Japan

No major damage has yet been reported in Japan after the strong quake.

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Boris Johnson, Britain's former Foreign Secretary and prominent Brexit campaigner, remains in the lead.

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