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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy? New Title Could Mean Big News For Tobacco, Banking Leaders That Give Him Money

Several varied corporations populate the top tiers of McCarthy's donor base. The biggest donor was tobacco company Altria ($65,000
International Business Times
added Oct 8, 2015 10:58
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Smoking and lung disease found to have genetic links

has sought to understand the genetic basis of airflow obstruction and smoking behavior, which they believe is key to determining what causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It examines the "genetic architecture of smoking behavior and lung f
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Oct 8, 2015 10:56
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking ban in cars with children present to be debated by MSPs

A Members' Bill introduced by Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume would bring in fines of £100 for motorists caught smoking in private vehicles while a child aged under 18 is on board. The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill has b
STV (uk)
added Oct 8, 2015 10:53

[UK] North East has biggest drop in smoking in the country

The proportion of North East smokers fell from 22.3% of people smoking in 2013 down to 19.9% in 2014. The figures are from the Integrated Household Survey published by the Office for National Statistics. There are now 165,000 fewer smokers in the North
Shields Gazette (uk)
added Oct 8, 2015 10:51

Electronic Cigarettes International Group Expands FIN Advanced Vaping System Product Line Following Initial Success in US

ECIG is adding 10 new refills in various flavors and strengths, bringing the total number of FIN AVS kits and refills to 17. FIN AVS flavors now include Tobacco, Menthol, Cherry, Vanilla and Cinnamon, and each flavor can be purchased in three nicotine le
Business Wire
added Oct 8, 2015 10:37

22nd Century Announces Hiring of Key Executive; Dr. Paul J. Rushton Will Spearhead Growth and Commercialization of 22nd Century’s Plant Biotechnology Portfolio

“Hiring a scientist of Paul Rushton’s caliber – especially given his extensive work in tobacco plant biotechnology – is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. He will be invaluable to 22nd Century” Dr. Rushton has published over fifty scienti
Business Wire
added Oct 8, 2015 10:36

[Massachusetts] 2015 Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference

Chief Financial Officer, Jacek Olczak, will address investors today at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference in Boston. The presentation and Q&A session are being webcast live, in a listen-only mode, beginning at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET, at w
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 10:34

[Australia] Front groups and 'astroturfing' / The 'grassroots' movements campaigning on behalf of industry.

The Alliance of Australian Retailers (AAR) was set up by big tobacco companies to challenge tobacco plain packaging laws, a fact which wasn't initially disclosed on its website. That's because the group doesn't represent tobacco companies; rather, it cla
added Oct 8, 2015 10:19

Most Feared Plaintiffs Firm: Motley Rice ($$)

inking wrongful death and personal injury settlements between smokers and three major tobacco companies, Motley Rice LLC has again earned a spot among Law360's Most...
added Oct 8, 2015 09:59

FDA Menthol Study Didn't Harm Tobacco Cos., DC Circ. Told ($$)

[FDA] wants a D.C. Circuit panel to lift an injunction on an advisory report on menthol cigarettes that was co-authored by expert witnesses who testify against tobacco companies, telling the judges Wednesday that the companies have not shown they were inj
added Oct 8, 2015 09:58
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