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ASA Responds to Surgeon General's Call to Action Regarding UV Exposure

those who use sunbeds increase their risk of melanoma 15 percent, while smokers increase their risk of lung cancer 2,500 percent. "I believe the report overstates the risk..." . The ASA agrees more research is needed before the government takes additional
PR Newswire
added Jul 30, 2014 16:50
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British American Tobacco CEO and FD Interviewed on Half-Year 2014 Results

Increasing market share driven by its Global Drive Brands has contributed to a pleasing set of results for the first half of the year according to BAT's CEO Nicandro Durante, albeit the results were affected by sterling's recent appreciation.
PR Newswire
added Jul 30, 2014 16:47
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Lorillard, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

Reported (GAAP) diluted earnings per share remained flat at $0.83 per share compared to the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted (Non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share increased 3.7% over last year to $0.84. Cigarettes adjusted operating income (Non-GAAP) inc
PR Newswire
added Jul 30, 2014 16:43
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Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The yearly financial toll of COPD (which includes
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 30, 2014 16:39

[China] BRIEF-Shanghai Luxin signs supply contract with tobacco company JT International

added Jul 30, 2014 16:33
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[Africa, South Africa] Avis bans smoking in cars

"...Customers can rest assure that Avis will always try harder and ensure that all vehicles are kept clean and of a high standard,” says Keith Rankin Avis Chief Executive, Southern Africa.
added Jul 30, 2014 16:32

[Florida] $10M Tobacco Verdict OK'd For Man With Cancer Who Started Smoking At 7

The Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a $10 million jury award to a man who started smoking when he was 7. The defendant in the products liability case is R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The appeals court issued a brief opinion that doesn't ex (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 30, 2014 16:27

SIEGEL: Electronic Cigarette Opponents Continue to Misrepresent the Science to Support their Positions

the director of the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center warns of many potential public health hazards... By misrepresenting the results of the science, the article is able to provide seeming scientific support for its unfounded assertion that e-cigar
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Jul 30, 2014 13:29

[Florida] Reynolds appeals damages in Johnson lawsuit

Tuesday filed an appeal of a $23.6 billion punitive-damages award by a Florida jury, saying the amount is “wildly and absurdly excessive.” Reynolds’ attorneys, in a 71-page appeal.... Reynolds listed 34 Engle progeny cases in which a jury verdict has been
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 30, 2014 13:22

[South Africa] S.Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015 - minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
added Jul 30, 2014 09:38
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