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[UK] Facebook 'cigarette lighter' ad banned for condoning smoking

The advertising watchdog has banned an ad run on Facebook that showed a cigarette being lit, despite the social network insisting it did not breach its own guidelines. An ad from the company Lightercase, which sells mobile phone cases with inbuilt cigar
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 12, 2015 09:23
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Philip Morris International Recognized as One of Europe’s Top Employers for Third Consecutive Year

“The recognition of Philip Morris International as Top Employer is a reflection of the high standards that we hold ourselves to in our people practices, both in the EU Region and across the globe,” said Victoria Shevchuk, Vice President Human Resources E
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Mar 11, 2015 16:34
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[Europe] Over 30,000 previously confidential documents now public on LTDL

The breakdown is as follows: 30;046 Philip Morris documents - a majority of these were previously confidential and have now been released as 'public' 170 DATTA documents - depositions and trial transcripts from the latest Engle Progeny lawsuits 2 Brown &
Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
added Mar 11, 2015 16:15
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The Potential Economic Impact of Plain Packaging for Cigarettes and Fine-Cut Tobacco in Ireland (PDF)

a total of 1,900 jobs and EUR 125 million in annual tax revenue are at stake. Most job losses are not expected in the tobacco sector, but rather in the rest of the economy. Tax losses are likely to translate into a significant contraction of the Irish
Irish Department of Health and Children (ie)
added Mar 11, 2015 11:27
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[UK] GOCKELEN-KOZLOWSKI: If MPs vote for cigarette plain packaging it will be a disaster for small businesses

plain cigarette packaging would cost retailers £550,000 over ten years.... This is not to mention all the chewing gum, newspapers and milk that smokers buy with their 20 Marlboro Lights. The impact assessment concedes that nobody really knows how many of
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 11, 2015 10:59
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CBI: Plain cigarette packaging vote is bad for the UK

Britain's top business group has urged parliamentarians to strike down government plans that would see cigarettes sold in plain, unbranded packaging from May 2016. The intervention by CBI director general John Cridland is a significant step for a major
City A.M. (uk)
added Mar 11, 2015 10:56
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How Much Higher Can Shares of Altria Group Inc Go?

Altria has other opportunities for growth beyond cigarettes, including cigars, snuff, a stake in SABMiller, and e-cigarettes. However, those businesses are still dwarfed...its core business is rock-solid, dividends will keep rising, and its smaller segme
Motley Fool
added Mar 10, 2015 16:27
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Tobacco goes out of sight as shop keepers admit to little profit from cigarettes, UK

Retailers are preparing to end years of openly-displayed tobacco on their shelves, with nearly all (94 per cent) acknowledging they made little profit from selling the deadly product, according to a new Cancer Research UK report* published on 6 March 201
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Mar 10, 2015 12:00
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[North Carolina] Reynolds ask for review in employee suit

filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court involving a nearly 13-year-old class-action lawsuit...whether the fiduciaries of the Reynolds employee retirement plan “undertook the appropriate investigation into the prudence of remo
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2015 10:59
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Philip Morris International Inc. to Webcast Presentation at Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) Conference

Jacek Olczak, Chief Financial Officer, at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) conference in London, U.K., at www.pmi.com/webcasts on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at approximately 10:15 a.m. local time (6:15 a.m. ET).
Business Wire
added Mar 10, 2015 10:57
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