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A House panel is requesting a slew of documents from Reynolds after the company ignored the committee’s request to stop advertising its e-cigarettes.

The chance that Altria writes down the value of its $12.8 billion investment in Juul has “increased materially” amid uncertainty around the e-cigarette industry, Fitch credit analysts say.

The vaping industry is at a critical juncture right now as e-cigarette companies face an onslaught of regulatory and public backlash amid a deadly outbreak of a vaping lung illness and soaring rates of teen use, Howard Willard, CEO of tobacco giant Altria, said Wednesday.

Another person has died from a vaping-related lung disease, Missouri health officials said Thursday, bringing the death toll to eight as U.S. health officials scramble to figure out what’s causing the illness that has sickened 530 people.

A House panel is threatening to subpoena Juul, saying the e-cigarette maker is not cooperating with a congressional probe looking at whether the company intentionally targeted kids.

A California person has died from a vaping-associated lung disease that has now killed at least seven people and sickened hundreds, California health officials said Monday.

A Kansas man died from a mysterious lung disease tied to vaping, state officials said Tuesday. At least six people have now died from the illness as part of an outbreak that has sickened hundreds.

The Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether Juul withheld documents from the agency in an ongoing probe into the company’s marketing practices that began about 18 months ago, an FDA official said in a letter.

Federal health officials slammed vaping company Juul on Monday for illegally marketing it nicotine pods as less harmful than cigarettes, threatening to fine or even seize the company’s products if it doesn’t correct its advertising.

Michigan is the first state to ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes in a move the governor says will curb teen vaping.

U.S. health officials are investigating 215 possible cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping across 25 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said in a joint statement Friday.

Philip Morris International is in discussions with Altria about a possible all-stock, merger of equals, the tobacco giants announced Tuesday.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unveiled new graphic health warnings for cigarette packs, the latest development in a decade-long battle between regulators and the tobacco industry.

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating 127 cases of people suffering from seizures after vaping, the agency announced Wednesday.

Walgreens plans to shutter 200 stores in the U.S. as the company pares back its locations in the U.K., the company said Tuesday.