Texas A&M System Bans Vaping
All schools in the Texas A&M University System are banning the use of e-cigarettes and vaping, the system’s chancellor announced Tuesday.
System Chancellor John Sharp on Tuesday sent a letter to the presidents of the 11 universities and the directors of the eight state agencies in the system calling for a ban as reports of smoking-related diseases grow.
He cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report of more than 800 cases of lung injury and 12 deaths in the U.S. associated with a history of e-cigarette smoking or vaping.
H-E-B removes e-cigarettes from all stores
Diana Eva Maldonado—Valley Morning Star
H-E-B will no longer sell e-cigarettes at any of its stores. The Texas-based grocery store chain said vaping products were removed from all stores last week.
“At H-E-B, the safety of our communities and the well-being of all Texans is our top priority. Due to the unknown health implications of vaping, H-E-B immediately discontinued the sale of e-cigarettes last week,” said company said in a statement.
It is the latest retailer to stop selling the controversial smoking devices.
Former GOP congressman Pete Sessions eyeing 2020 comeback
Paul J. Weber and Alan Fram
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is expected to run again in 2020, but not in his old Dallas district that Democrats flipped last year.
Prominent Republican megadonor Roy Bailey and two GOP operatives with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Sessions will run for the rural central Texas seat of outgoing Rep. Bill Flores.
Bailey, who is finance co-chairman of President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, said he has discussed the decision extensively with Sessions. The two GOP operatives requested anonymity to discuss Sessions'