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[UK] Axa to ditch its €1.7bn investments in tobacco shares and bonds

Axa is to ditch its tobacco investments, arguing that owning them clashes with its position as a health insurer. The move is a timely boost to anti-tobacco campaigners, coming as other big investors consider going back into the sector.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 23, 2016 02:40

[France] Insurer AXA to pull out of tobacco investments

AXA said it would divest its 200 million euros of equity holdings in tobacco companies immediately. It plans to stop all new investments in tobacco industry corporate bonds and to run off its existing holdings worth about 1.6 billion euros.
added May 23, 2016 19:16

MDL Watch: Cases stack up over 'natural' tobacco, Viagra and Bard filters

The number of proposed class actions over Santa Fe's "natural" tobacco nearly doubled last month
added May 21, 2016 01:42

[Europe, UK] MICHELSEN: Regulators should encourage vaping, not fight it

Instead of encouraging the development of the whole category, governments are putting up roadblocks. Instead of saying “This is great, we want to work with you,”...We believe that vaping can help millions more who have not yet switched from tobacco to e-
added May 23, 2016 17:38

[Hong Kong] Court blasts Philip Morris over bid to sue Australia

The International Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has confirmed it’s rejected a bid...In a ruling dating from 17 December 2015, the court classified the attempt by Philip Morris to appeal the ban on company packaging in Australia as “an abuse of righ
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added May 20, 2016 15:40

[California] News poet inspired by CalPERS’ tobacco reinvestment debate

The State Worker’s email netted a surprise this week after CalPERS decided to speed up a reporting deadline that some anti-smoking advocates fear will eventually put pension dollars back into tobacco companies. The note came from Tim Torkildson, whose I
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 19, 2016 23:26

[UK] SAMUEL: The defeat of Big Tobacco on plain packaging is good for democracy

businesses have a responsibility not to bring vexatious and groundless lawsuits that attempt to undermine national sovereignty. Following its defeat, the tobacco industry ought to withdraw from the field and reconsider its tactics.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 19, 2016 23:23

EELI’s Anti-EPA Suit Uses 'Exhibit A’ from Tobacco's RICO Loss

But who is Dr. James Enstrom? Oh, he's just your run of the mill epidemiologist who took funding from tobacco giant Philip Morris and produced a study in 2003 downplaying the connection between second-hand smoke and cancer. Enstrom was such a pivotal pla
added May 19, 2016 23:06
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[UK] Tobacco shares fall on plain packaging ruling

There were drops for British American Tobacco (LON:BATS), down 2.0%; Philip Morris (NYSE:PM), down 1.6%; Japan Tobacco (FRA:JAT), down 0.6% in Frankfurt; and Imperial Brands (LON:IMB), down 0.9%. The court, in its ruling, said that “it is wrong to view (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:18

[Florida] Jury rules against cigarette company in $18 million verdict

argued that any current marketing by R.J. Reynolds is subject to FDA approval. "They are now closely watched and heavily regulated," Geise said. "Reynolds is now making a product that helps people stop smoking."...current management at Reynolds had nothi
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added May 18, 2016 07:17
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