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Cigarette Maker Altria's 2Q Profit Flat

posted flat second-quarter earnings Tuesday as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold. The owner of the nation’s biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, also announced a new $1 billion share buyback program to be c
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 22, 2014 13:07
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Cigarette Shipment Volumes Weigh on Altria ($$)

Profit of $1.26 Billion Is Down Slightly From Year-Ago Period; Smokeless Products Remain Bright Spot
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 22, 2014 13:06
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[New Jersey] MULLANE: Blowback over smoking

A series of searing scoldings saturates my crowded correspondence from readers displeased with my criticism of an area hospital that won’t hire smokers. “You stink, like smokers,” said a disgusted woman. It was downhill from there. The blowback was so sw
Burlington County (NJ) Times
added Jul 22, 2014 13:05
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[Missouri] Chesterfield moves to regulate e-cigarettes after Nixon vetoes bill

Chesterfield joined a growing list of municipalities Monday that are preventing the sale of vapor nicotine products to minors, taking action one week after a potential statewide ban was vetoed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. The City Council voted 6-1 Monday
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jul 22, 2014 13:01
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[Denmark] Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove -- that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnancy, such as patches and gum, could pose the same risk to children. Still, this study suggests that nicotine itself, not just tobacco, may be a hazard d
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 22, 2014 12:58
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[Canada] Careless smoking again the cause of a Saskatoon fire

Outside smokers start 23 Saskatoon fires in 18 months
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 22, 2014 12:54
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[Macau] Nevada Casinos Could Ban Smoking in Near Future

That and other signs have led Deutsche Bank gaming analyst Andrew Zarnett to predict that a smoking ban could come to Nevada in the next two years. Zarnett cited a combination of the move by Macau, which could now be an industry trendsetter, as well as t
Casino.org
added Jul 22, 2014 12:53
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[Czech Republic] Anti-smoking law in the works

the last European Union member state where smoking in restaurants is allowed, is to ban it in a new anti-smoking law being drafted by the government, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) writes.
Prague Post (cz)
added Jul 22, 2014 12:48
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Altria Profit Trails Estimates on Lower Cigarette Shipments

Altria Group Inc. faces the prospect of stiffer competition after Reynolds American Inc., the second-biggest cigarette maker, agreed to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion, bringing their Newport and Camel brands under one roof to challenge th
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 22, 2014 12:46
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[Guam] ACS CAN Applauds Vice Speaker Cruz for Introducing Anti-Smoking Legislation

introducing Bill #384 which would restrict those involved in the sale of tobacco products on Guam from offering discounts, free samples or multi-pack purchase prices. ACS CAN points out that tobacco remains the number one preventable cause of cancer on G
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Jul 22, 2014 12:46
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