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[Hungary, Ukraine] Man arrested for smuggling cigarettes across international border using DRONE

Ukrainian border patrol guards arrested the man who was using powerful drones to smuggle cigarettes into neighbouring Hungary. Officers seized 32 boxes of cigarettes, half of which were Ukrainian-produced Marlboros. The cunning smuggler had attached b
Daily Star (uk)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:08

[Asia, India] Pierce Brosnan Says He Didn’t Intend to Endorse Pan Bahar’s Pan Masala

Mr. Brosnan said in a statement that he was “deeply shocked and saddened” about the use of his image in association with the mixture, made by Ashok & Co. Pan Bahar Ltd., which carries a government-mandated warning declaring it “injurious to health.” The
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Oct 22, 2016 20:03

[UK] Imperial Tobacco's crown threatened by £38bn merger of rival cigarette giants

Bristol-based Imperial Tobacco is feeling a threat to its crown as the country's biggest powerhouse in the tobacco industry, with rival British American Tobacco (BAT) proposing a 47 billion US dollars (£38.3 billion) merger with US tobacco firm Reynolds,
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Oct 22, 2016 19:26

[France] Les buralistes parisiens accusés de vendre des cigarettes aux mineurs [Parisian tobacconists accused of selling cigarettes to minors]

According to a study by a renowned pulmonologist, Parisian 9 minors of 10 smokers say they buy cigarettes in a tobacconist. The sale of cigarettes to minors is prohibited since 2009 yet. "Where young Parisian smokers do they buy their cigarettes." It is
France Bleu (fr)
added Oct 22, 2016 19:17
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Republicans stoke trademark concerns over Cuban cigars

In a letter sent Friday, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) blasted the Obama administration’s latest attempt at diplomacy with Cuba, which they say could present problems for American tobacco companies. “What steps is you
The Hill
added Oct 22, 2016 19:06

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Man's Cancer Death, Widow Tells Jurors ($$)

The widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying it conspired with other tobacco companies to hide the dangers of cigarettes until it was too late.
added Oct 22, 2016 18:15

[Florida] Sailor Seeks $5M From RJ Reynolds Over Wife's Death ($$)

A sailor whose wife who died of lung disease after decades of smoking cigarettes urged a Florida jury on Friday to award him $5.3 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying the company lied about smoking's dangers, causing his
added Oct 22, 2016 18:14
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Most adults surveyed don't know e-cigarette use deposits nicotine on indoor surfaces

fewer than half said they knew that exhaled e-cigarette vapors contain nicotine that deposits on indoor surfaces. The abstract, "Household rules about e-cigarette use and beliefs about harms to children," will be presented at the American Academy of Pedi
added Oct 22, 2016 18:05

VIDEO: Jim Cramer on BAT-Reynolds Deal: Don't Underestimate Tobacco Cash Flow

"This is a deal that will go through and I think a lot of people just completely underestimate that the cash flow in tobacco is fantastic." Shares of Reynolds American rose over 15% on Friday.
added Oct 22, 2016 18:01
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Dueling Missouri tobacco tax initiatives causing confusion

voters are facing the confusing prospect of two separate proposals... "Whether the two tobacco tax propositions are actually in conflict, however, is a question that would likely be addressed by the courts after the election, if both measures pass," Gonde
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2016 15:56
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