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ITG Brands Sues RJ Reynolds In Chancery Over $7B Cig Deal ($$)

launched a lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court aimed at halting an action R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. filed in Florida connected to its $7 billion sale of four well-known cigarette brands, arguing any claims from that deal belong in the...
Law360
added Feb 22, 2017 17:20
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[Asia-pacific] Electronic Cigarette Use and Smoking Abstinence in Japan: A Cross-Sectional Study of Quitting Methods [FREE FULL TEXT]

For effective smoking cessation, e-cigarette use appears to have low efficacy among smokers in Japan. Allowing for the fact that this study is limited by its cross-sectional design, follow-up studies are needed to assess the prospective association betwee
MDPI AG (ch)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:18
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GLANTZ: Evidence that e-cigs depress quitting cigarettes keeps piling up, this time from Japan

They conducted a national cross-sectional study of 9055 people in Japan who had tried to quit smoking cigarettes in the last 5 years and found that people who used e-cigarettes were 38% less likely to have stopped smoking than people who didn’t use e-cig
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:17
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[Florida] Altria Presents at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference; Reaffirms 2017 Earnings Guidance

is participating in the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference (CAGNY) in Boca Raton, Fla. today. Marty Barrington, Altria’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, and other members of Altria’s senior management team will highlight Altria
Business Wire
added Feb 22, 2017 17:16
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[China] Crede Dismisses Claims in Lawsuit Against 22nd Century

Crede CG III, Ltd. has dismissed claims against the Company in the on-going litigation related to a terminated China joint venture. Crede filed the lawsuit in the wake of the Company’s decision to terminate a failed China joint venture arrangement with Cr
Business Wire
added Feb 22, 2017 17:15
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[UK] BATES: A guide to the seven sins of overreaching government

Regulators have a bad habit of treating innovation as a threat rather than an opportunity...Does banning advertising of ecigarettes stop kids vaping, or does it protect the established cigarette trade from a potentially much safer and disruptive entrant?
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:13
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[Asia, India] Punjab prohibits sale of processed, flavoured tobacco and nicotine products for 1 year

The Punjab Government has prohibited the manufacture, storage, sale or distribution of gutkha, pan masala, processed/flavoured/scented chewing tobacco and any other food products containing tobacco or nicotine as ingredients, whether packaged or unpackage
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:11
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[UK] The health expert happy to work with the ‘enemy’ / Derek Yach left the WHO to co-operate with the food sector

When Derek Yach decided to leave the World Health Organization for PepsiCo in 2007, he caused a huge stir. How could one of the most-respected health academics jump ship to the “enemy” — Big Soda? Health campaigners and scientists were often seen as the
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:10
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[UK] More women than men die of lung cancer ($$)

The death rate from lung cancer among young women will outstrip that of men for the first time this year...“The difference is not significant, but it reflects the similar smoking patterns in younger generations over recent decades and confirms that smoki
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 22, 2017 17:09
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[Virginia] Popular gamer mysteriously dies during 24-hr charity livestream

Vigneault, 35, was known for chain smoking and drinking during his sessions, and according to YouTube Channel LiveStreamFails, Vigneault had been streaming for some 20 hours a day for seven days straight.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Feb 22, 2017 16:39
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