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[Illinois] The 50-year war on smoking is far from won

Public health and medical organizations know what needs to be done to reduce the number of smokers and prevent kids from starting to smoke, Sward said. Policy changes are needed, she added, but politicians are afraid to challenge the tobacco industry's st
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 26, 2015 17:25
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[Florida] Parents want Volusia schools to crack down on smoking on campuses

Some Volusia County parents are accusing other parents of breaking the no-smoking rules at schools and exposing their children to secondhand smoke!. Channel 9's Blaine Tolison found a Facebook page with nearly 100 parents debating whether they should be
WFTV-Ch. 9 (Orlando, FL)
added Feb 26, 2015 17:21
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[West Virginia] Senate proposes cigarette tax to fund substance abuse, workforce initiatives

would increase tax on cigarettes beginning July 1. The tax is currently 55 cents and would increase this year to $1.05, with subsequent increases to $1.30 and $1.55 in the next two years.
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Feb 26, 2015 14:52
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Lorillard CFO to Lead Imperial Tobacco's ITG Brands

David Taylor, currently executive vice president of finance and planning and CFO of Lorillard Inc., will become CEO of ITG Brands LLC. ITG will be a newly formed subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC following the closing of Lorillard's pending merger
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 26, 2015 14:50
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[UK] Imperial Tobacco share price: Group to appoint Lorillard CFO as head of subsidiary

Martin Orlowsky resigns post due to differences in management style / Imperial Tobacco’s first-quarter sales hit by stronger pound
iNVEZZ Limited
added Feb 26, 2015 14:49
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Florida smokers win $100 million in tobacco lawsuit

“Whenever people are suffering, we always welcome serious, fair offers that may more quickly resolve their claims and help them move on with their lives as best they can,” said Joe Rice... “We’ve committed to try to get 100 percent of the cases resolved,
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 26, 2015 14:48
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[UK] Planned U.S. subsidiary of ITG Brands names new head

The planned U.S. subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group Plc is changing its top executive — even before the subsidiary legally exists. The company said today it has named David Taylor, chief financial officer of Lorillard Inc., as chief executive of ITG Br
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 26, 2015 14:45
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[UK, USA] Imperial Tobacco Loses U.S. Chief Ahead of $7.1 Billion Purchase

said the head of its U.S. business resigned after less than a year, dealing a blow to the company as it prepares to complete the $7.1 billion purchase of assets including the Blu electronic cigarette brand. Marty Orlowsky, the former chief executive offic
Bloomberg News
added Feb 26, 2015 14:43
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[UK] British American Tobacco to Sue U.K. Government If Plain Packaging Law Approved

"If regulation comes through, we will be forced into the position of a legal challenge," said Jerome Abelman, BAT's director of corporate and regulatory affairs, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "Once the regulations become law, we expect th
NASDAQ
added Feb 26, 2015 14:39
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British American Tobacco says would fight UK 'plain packaging' law

"If the regulations, as published this week, are passed, we anticipate taking legal action," said Jerome Abelman, BAT's director of corporate and regulatory affairs. The UK parliament is expected to vote on regulations to ban branding on cigarette packs
Reuters
added Feb 26, 2015 14:37
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