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Deal may shed light on BAT plans

Cameron on Tuesday discussed the other major shadow hanging over Reynolds: Whether its top shareholder, British American Tobacco Ltd., would expand its stake beyond 42 percent to become majority owner. A 10-year moratorium on BAT buying Reynolds stock end
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 19, 2014 12:18

The six goals for Big Tobacco by @SimonChapman6

--Widespread dual use --Retarding smoking cessation --Resocialising public smoking back into fashion ... --Conveying to young, apprehensive would-be smokers that nicotine is a benign drug --Welcoming back ex-smokers as customers --Cross-promotin
added Jul 19, 2014 12:16

[Australia] Tobacco key facts and figures

Key facts and figures on tobacco sales, consumption and prevalence Each year, smoking kills an estimated 15,000 Australians1 and costs Australia $31.5 billion2 in social (including health) and economic costs.
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care (au)
added Jul 19, 2014 12:11

[Australia, UK] SNOWDON: Dogs bark, cows moo, ASH lies

Use whatever term you want - "spinning", "bending the facts", "twisting the truth" - but ASH are doing what they have been doing for years. They are - quite simply - lying, and they are using the crudest of tricks to do so.
Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (Christopher Snowdon blog) (uk)
added Jul 19, 2014 12:08

[USA] RUSS: Altria Group: Have We Reached 'Peak Tobacco'?

. Only recently are we seeing worldwide volume decreases. And that's a trend with no reversal.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jul 19, 2014 10:16

Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than nonsmokers.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 19, 2014 04:45

Many U.S. Smokers Say Higher Cigarette Taxes Are Unjust

Independent research on the effectiveness of tax increases for reducing smoking rates is mixed.... While a majority of smokers think higher taxes on cigarettes are unjustly discriminatory, a solid majority of smokers say increased restrictions on smoking
Gallup Organization
added Jul 19, 2014 04:37

[Georgia] Reynolds picks Atlanta for e-cig study

wants to better understand the composition of secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes compared to the leading brands of commercial tobacco-burning cigarettes. It also wants to quantify the emission factors of e-cigarettes. The study is not yet open for partici
Atlanta Business Chronicle
added Jul 19, 2014 04:33

Reynolds American expresses condolences to the family of Sir Nicholas Scheele (PDF)

“Although Sir Nick had been a member of our board for only a short period of time, his insight and experience had already enhanced our board and its discussions,” said Thomas C. Wajnert, chairman of the RAI board of directors. “We extend our sympathies
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Jul 19, 2014 04:20

[UK] Effectiveness of tobacco control television advertisements with different types of emotional content on tobacco use in England, 2004–2010 [FREE FULL TEXT]

60 000 adults aged 18 years or over living in England and interviewed in the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey from 2004 to 2010.... both types of campaign (positive and negative) are effective in reducing smoking prevalence, whereas consumption among smokers
Tobacco Control
added Jul 19, 2014 04:18
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