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Megadeal leads to Reynolds stock split, increase in quarterly dividend

Reynolds American Inc.’s board of directors provided investors today with two more bonuses from its $29.25 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc. The board approved a two-for-one stock split Monday — the first such action since October 2010 — and a 7.5 perce
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 28, 2015 10:26
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[Massachusetts] Health fears stoke regulations on 'vaping'

Chandler said new vaping stores are proliferating across the state, eroding years of anti-smoking efforts by health officials that have largely curbed tobacco use among youth. "We have a whole new industry going, and it's a frightening industry," she tol
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2015 21:56
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[Massachusetts] Mass. communities setting their own e-cigarette regulations

some Merrimack Valley communities have enacted regulations aimed at curbing youth access to the product, placing e-cigarettes on the same regulatory level as traditional cigarettes. Across the border in New Hampshire, state law bans the sale of e-cigarett
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2015 21:55
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[Massachusetts] 'Vaping' debate heats up

Debate is raging on Beacon Hill over attempts to strap tough new regulations on the burgeoning industry.... Public health officials disagree. They want the state to regulate e-cigarettes like other tobacco products by setting age limits for sales, requiri
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2015 21:53
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Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

The study, which included almost 2,100 California high school students, found that one-quarter had ever "vaped" (tried e-cigarettes). Ten percent of the teens were currently using e-cigarettes. And those current users were much more likely than their pee
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 27, 2015 16:36
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[Hong Kong] Tobacco giant sues Australia

More than $50 million of taxpayer money is expected to go up in smoke defending cigarette plain packaging in a secretive international tribunal. But costs will pile up if Australia loses on its first defence that Philip Morris indulged in cynical “venue
West Australian (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 15:54
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[Asia-pacific] Exposing the TPP: The Dirtiest Deal You Never Heard Of

instances of this happening have already taken place. Right now, Philip is trying to reverse the Fair And Equitable Tobacco Reform Act (FETRA), implemented by US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in an attempt to score more profit from increasing taxes.
Clapway
added Jul 27, 2015 15:52
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] John Dalli appeals EU court decision on ‘unfair’ dismissal claim

Former European Commissioner files appeal, 'as his right', against EU court decision to reject his claim that former EC president Jose Barroso had required him to resign
Malta Today (mt)
added Jul 27, 2015 15:45
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VIDEO: The hidden danger of smoking? Terrifying moment woman's car bursts into flames after she lights cigarette while driving in Russia

A shocking video has captured the moment a woman's car burst into flames after she lit a cigarette while driving in Russia. The footage, caught on a dashboard camera, sees the panicked driver jump out of the vehicle just before it turns into an inferno.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 27, 2015 14:09
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Brandon Marshall shares worries about secondhand pot smoke with NFL

In a tweet, Marshall said that “it smells like Denver over here” because of all the pot smoke that was in the air at the wedding and shared his hope that he doesn’t fail a drug test as a result of being in the vicinity. He then directed another tweet at
NBC Sports
added Jul 27, 2015 14:03
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