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CVS exec: Ending tobacco sales the right thing

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A top executive of CVS Caremark said Thursday that ending tobacco sales at CVS drug stores last month was the right thing to do even though the sales brought in $1 billion in revenue. "How can you be a health care company providi
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 31, 2014 11:29

MinuteClinic Expands in New England; Debuts Rhode Island's First Retail Medical Clinics

RI welcomes 1st @MinuteClinic at CVS/pharmacy--expands access to quality care, lower costs @CVSHealthTweet...and face-to-face smoking cessation and weight loss management counseling.
PR Newswire
added Oct 31, 2014 11:19

[North Carolina] Cigarette Plant Will Be Turned Into A Factory For Solar And Wind Farm Batteries

the once booming Phillip Morris cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina has been reborn into a facility that churns out batteries for solar and wind farms. Swiss startup battery manufacturer Alevo plans to open up the 3.5 million square-foot plant Tue
Think Progress (blog)
added Oct 31, 2014 11:15

[China] Citic Bank to Sell up to $2 Billion Shares to Tobacco Maker ($$)

China Citic Bank Corp, the country’s seventh largest lender by assets, said it plans to raise up to 11.9 billion yuan from placing up to 2.46 billion shares to China National Tobacco Corp, the...
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 30, 2014 14:26

Vector Group Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Third quarter 2014 revenues were $419.9 million, compared to revenues of $277.9 million in the third quarter of 2013. The increase in revenues in 2014 was primarily due to the acquisition and consolidated presentation of Douglas Elliman. The Company reco
Vector Group LTD
added Oct 30, 2014 14:13

TPP Ministers, Negotiators Steer Clear Of Tobacco Issue During Australia Meetings ($$)

did not discuss how a potential agreement would handle tobacco regulations during two weeks of meetings in Australia, although U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman this week acknowledged that it remains a divisive issue.
World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Oct 30, 2014 13:10
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[Minnesota] Honeywell and feds at odds over health insurance

According to the lawsuit, "employees will be penalized if they or their spouses do not take the biometric tests." The penalties listed in the lawsuit include ... a $1,000 'tobacco surcharge' even if the employee chooses to not go through the biometric tes
KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added Oct 30, 2014 12:52

[Massachusetts] BRIANT: Banning Tobacco Sales Only Harms Retailers

Since the average convenience store relies on tobacco sales for up to 40% of in-store sales, a total ban on tobacco product sales will financially cripple small retail businesses in Westminster. The negative impact will likely include employees losing th
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Oct 30, 2014 12:49

[UK] Jersey tobacco product displays banned

All tobacco products in Jersey will have to be hidden from public display, after the introduction of a new law. Customers will still be able to purchase cigarettes and tobacco in the usual way but from 30 October, they will not be on show.
BBC Online
added Oct 28, 2014 07:41

[Minnesota] MN Tobacco Tax Crippling Retailers: Association

a coalition of Minnesota’s retailers, service stations, wholesales, grocers and convenience stores released a new study showing the devastating effects the state's 2013 tobacco tax has had on Minnesota retailers and their employees.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:29
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