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Coming Down To The Last Puff For Lorillard

There's not much left for investors and arbitrageurs in Lorillard stock. Still 1% beats the old bank book these days. With a possible dividend, the haul is 2% and the annual return is double digits.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added May 24, 2015 10:53
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Merger Arbitrage Is Still Relevant For The Reynolds American - Lorillard Deal

interesting for two reasons: first, the underlying merger deal is nearing completion and, secondly, it is a low-risk trade that allows significant degrees of leverage. I think that investors should not stay away from the opportunity to earn a "quick buck"
Seeking Alpha blog network
added May 24, 2015 10:52
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Forum editorial: Minnesota tobacco use down

work of ClearWay Minnesota in conjunction with other tobacco cessation efforts has had remarkable results in reducing smoking rates among all age groups in Minnesota. It’s a record worthy of high praise. It’s unambiguous evidence that focused, science-bas
Fargo (ND) InForum
added May 24, 2015 10:47
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[Arkansas] Ad push to seek plaintiffs in Marlboro tobacco suit

will begin soon to let Marlboro Lights smokers who bought the cigarettes in Arkansas during a nearly 39-year period know they can apply to join a 12-year-old lawsuit that accuses the manufacturer of deliberately exaggerating the safety of the brand.
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added May 24, 2015 10:44
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[UK] Half a million smokers have switched to e-cigarettes from tobacco

h (ASH) said there are now 2.6 million vapers in Britain, up from 2.1 million in 2014, with nearly all of this increase attributable to a rise in the number of ex-smokers using electronic cigarettes. The campaign group said the figures showed the “value”
The Mirror (uk)
added May 23, 2015 16:57
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[Canada] EDITORIAL: National Post View: Banning smoking on the slopes makes little sense

Whistler Blackcomb is within its rights to ban what it likes — in the same way as its patrons are free to take their custom elsewhere. Ultimately, consumers will decide. Those who wish may continue to enjoy a smoke while barrelling down the slopes of Banf
National Post (ca)
added May 23, 2015 16:56
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[Asia] Nearly half of e-cigarettes sold in Japan produce carcinogen in vapor

four of the nine electronic cigarettes sold in Japan produce vapor with high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. A panel at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry that received a report on the findings said “negative health effects” cannot be rul
Japan Times (jp)
added May 23, 2015 16:54
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[Florida] College students unaware of hookah’s health effects, study says

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that students are frequently engaging in hookah smoking, but are highly unaware of the health risks involved in the activity.
Oregon Daily Emerald (U of Oregon, Eugene)
added May 23, 2015 16:53
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One little letter 1 [R] will save a million lives. (PDF)

Since MPAA-member studios learned that smoking on screen recruits kids to smoke, in December 2003,they have released more than 360 films rated G, PG and PG-13 featuring nearly 9,300 tobacco incidents. Overall, the major studios have delivered 175 billio
Smokefree Movies (UCSF)
added May 23, 2015 16:36
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GLANTZ: New Smoke Free Movies ad lists the number of kids each movie company delivers to Big Tobacco

Are the studios in the movie or the tobacco advertising business? The ad is also at http://smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/sfm-ads/ad-105 It appears in The Hollywood Reporter on May 26 and Variety on May 27, 2015.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 23, 2015 16:26
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