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[Burma/Myanmar] THIT: Passive smoke: an enemy to nonsmokers

In Myanmar, laws exist to protect the population from the effects of secondhand smoke but fines are weak and the laws have not been enforced. However, there is evidence that awareness of the issue is growing and senior officials within the Ministry of H
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 21, 2014 13:49
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[Louisiana] Smoke-free New Orleans?

Local bars are being encouraged to tell patrons to put their butts out this week. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living is promoting "Smoke-Free Week" in New Orleans through Friday.
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Jul 21, 2014 13:48
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Tobacco stocks burned by $23.6 billion judgment

Investors dropped other tobacco stocks, too, though the declines were not as steep as Reynolds'. Shares of Altria Group slipped about 2%. Philip Morris fell about 1% and Lorillard dropped nearly 3%.
KNXV-TV ABC 15 (Phoenix, AZ)
added Jul 21, 2014 13:21
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[Florida] Holy Smokes! Fla. Jury Socks RJR With $23.6 Billion Verdict ($$)

The lead lawyer behind Friday’s outsized verdict is Willie Gary of Gary, Williams, Parenti, & Watson, the Florida plaintiffs lawyer known for his extravagant style and his private Boeing 737, “Wings of Justice II.” “We hope that this verdict will send a
Law.com
added Jul 21, 2014 13:20
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Why Big Tobacco Shrugs at a $24 Billion Verdict

Meanwhile, Reynolds, the No. 2 manufacturer, agreed this month to buy Lorillard (LO), the No. 3 competitor, for $25 billion. The savvy financial engineers behind that deal clearly see at least a short- and medium-term future of profitability in cigarette
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 21, 2014 13:17
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Tobacco Stocks Slip On $23.6 Billion Verdict; Analysts Weigh In

Stifel analyst Christopher Growe said that the verdict appears to "complicate" the Reynolds acquisition of Lorillard in the short-term during the appellate process. Speaking on the acquisition, Morgan Stanley analyst David Adelman said Reynolds only gen
Benzinga.com
added Jul 21, 2014 13:14
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Reynolds leads tobacco stocks lower after $23.6 bln verdict

the case shows the industry that the public continues to find it responsible for smoking-related illnesses and deaths, the experts said. Reynolds shares were down 2.8% in premarket trade, making them the second-worst performer among S&P 500 stocks.
CBS MarketWatch
added Jul 21, 2014 13:09
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Phillip Morris: Will Collateral Damage From Reynolds American Judgment Create Opportunity?

* The cigarette industry is slowly declining, but the super-low cost of manufacturing cigarettes enables sustainably high ROICs across the industry and the customer base is extremely 'loyal.'.
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Jul 21, 2014 13:08
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[Philippines] Gov't optimistic of reducing smoking through warnings on tobacco products

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona said the Philippines is the latest developing country to follow other nations in requiring pictorial health warnings. "We now join the group of Brazil, Singapore and Indonesia that have implemented simila
Philippine Star (ph)
added Jul 21, 2014 12:43
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[Florida] AUDIO: Tobacco Company Told To Pay $23.6B In Lawsuit / Morning Edition 1 min 16 sec

PATRICK REYNOLDS: This huge judgment is almost certainly going to be reduced during the appeals process. SANDERS: Patrick Reynolds runs the anti-smoking group, tobaccofree.org. He's actually the grandson of R.J. Reynolds. Patrick Reynolds says the averag
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jul 21, 2014 12:41
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