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What A Tobacco Racketeering Case, Possible ATF Involvement Means For Tobacco Stocks

“If the federal government’s involvement basically opened up a way for certain individuals to game the system and make a bunch of money off of this, and basically be illicit cigarette dealers condoned by the federal government, then it’s less certain wha
Benzinga.com
added Feb 23, 2017 21:34
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FDA is Trying to Snuff Out America’s Cigar Industry

Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs the Cigar Association of America, the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, and Cigar Rights of America in their lawsuit against
Cause of Action Institute
added Feb 23, 2017 21:28
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[UK] That might have been allowed in 1975: Matt Healy and bandmate George Daniel break the rules as they are caught secretly smoking under a table INSIDE the BRITs ceremony

The 1975's Ross MacDonald revealed that two of the group broke the no smoking rules inside the O2 at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night. The bass guitarist took to Instagram after the ceremony to share a clip of Matt Healy and George Daniel passing arou
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 23, 2017 21:20
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[Iraq, Mid-east] Burning the burka: Overjoyed women set fire to their face veils (and even light up a cigarette) after their village is liberated from ISIS

The video later shows the women smoking cigarettes as men danced nearby. It is unknown what village the video was filmed in, but it was later Tweeted out by the Kurdish news outlet Rudaw.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 23, 2017 21:18
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[Europe] Brussels urges Belarus to raise excise taxes on cigarettes

[EC] has called on Minsk to raise its excise duty rates to EU levels. Günther Oettinger, the EU’s Budget Commissioner, for the first time recognised that low excise taxation on cigarettes in Belarus encouraged illicit trade. The main drivers of cigarett
EurActiv
added Feb 23, 2017 21:15
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UPDATE 3-BAT looks to double its vaping markets

* BAT's vaping business currently in 10 markets * Company trying to catch up with rival Philip Morris * 2016 adjusted profit from operations up 10 pct (Adds details from media briefing)
Reuters
added Feb 23, 2017 21:05
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[New York] FedEx Can't Pare Claims In NY Cigarette Tax Suit ($$)

judge on Tuesday denied FedEx's bid to trim a suit brought by New York City and state attorneys alleging the company made illegal shipments of untaxed cigarettes from Native American reservations and other states, finding that FedEx isn't exempt from cert
Law360
added Feb 23, 2017 21:04
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Electronic nicotine delivery systems and/or electronic non-nicotine delivery systems for tobacco smoking cessation or reduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

The limitations of the cohort studies led us to a rating of very low-certainty evidence from which no credible inferences can be drawn. Lack of usefulness with regard to address the question of e-cigarettes' efficacy on smoking reduction and cessation was
BMJ Open (uk)
added Feb 23, 2017 21:01
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E-cigarettes associated with CV risk factors

Habitual electronic cigarette use was associated with a shift in cardiac autonomic balance toward sympathetic predominance and increased oxidative stress, both indicators of CV risk, according to recently published findings.
Healio.com
added Feb 23, 2017 20:58
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Smoking age bill revisited

A new bill that proposes to impose further restrictions on the legal smoking age was mostly greeted with support yesterday as several advocacy and awareness groups gathered again at the public hearing room of the Guam Legislature to provide input on the
postguam.com (gu)
added Feb 23, 2017 20:54
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