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[North Carolina] Have a whirl through Wilson

Wilson is full of pleasant surprises and interesting discoveries. For instance, did you know that this North Carolina city was once the world's largest Bright Leaf Tobacco market and is now the first city in the state to build its own fiber-optic Interne
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 21, 2014 10:33
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[North Carolina] Judge rejects Phelps' bid

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge denied Wednesday the request by convicted felon Calvin Phelps to halt the final liquidation stage for three defunct Mocksville tobacco companies he once owned.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 21, 2014 10:32
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[North Carolina] Filing details Reynolds-Lorillard negotiations

A narrative of Reynolds American Inc.'s $27.4 billion offer for Lorillard Inc. reveals how Lorillard's board of directors broke talks off twice — most recently in March — before securing the $68 a share commitment that sealed the deal.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 21, 2014 10:31
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[North Carolina] Reynolds posts 2.2 percent increase in quarterly income

reported today a 2.2 percent jump in third-quarter net income to $467 million, with higher pricing and market-share gains for Camel offsetting the cost of launching national distribution of electronic cigarette Vuse.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 21, 2014 10:30
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CVS Tacks Tobacco Payment to Prescription Network

is developing a new tobacco-free pharmacy network for clients of its Caremark pharmacy benefits management business. The network would slap an extra co-payment on patients who fill their prescriptions at stores that still sell tobacco. That payment won'
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 21, 2014 10:29
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[Russia] Health Authorities Push Through Taxation Guidelines Behind Closed Doors at Moscow WHO Summit

"An Alarming Attempt to Erode Countries' Sovereignty on Taxation Policies" Yesterday at the WHO FCTC's Conference of the Parties (COP6) in Moscow, guidelines on price and tax measures (Article 6) were hurriedly adopted behind closed doors, further demon
PR Newswire
added Oct 21, 2014 10:26
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Pinney Associates, Inc. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

helping consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to make science-based decisions for the betterment of public health... * Expansion of tobacco dependence treatment availability, raising awareness of the challenges in promoting "reduced risk" tobac
PR Newswire
added Oct 21, 2014 10:22
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[Europe, UK] Davidoff London Removes Tobacco Brands in Favour of Vapelux Electronic Cigarettes

In a move certain to gain attention from both supporters and opponents of the Tobacco Products Directive, Davidoff London has made the unexpected decision to remove several brands of cigarettes, in preference for high-tech electronic vaping hardware and c
PR Newswire
added Oct 21, 2014 10:20
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Arizona Company Launches Lung Cancer Test For $99

Global Cancer Diagnostics Inc. today announced the availability of The Lung Cancer Test™ beginning, October 20, 2014. All required Clinical Validation studies are complete with excellent results. The Test detects the presence of the required biomarkers t
PR Newswire
added Oct 21, 2014 10:18
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[UK] Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research. The study included 1,560 adult smokers in England who made at least one attempt to quit over six months. About 45 percent used no aids t
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 21, 2014 10:16
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