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[Canada, USA] E-cigarettes sales will suffer if regulated like tobacco: analyst

The growth in the e-cigarette category has been driven by novelty, Gorham said, adding that if the devices are kept out of view and under lock and key it will difficult to capture new sales. "E-cigarettes depend on marketing for growth and cigarette comp
Canadian Press
added Aug 31, 2014 21:34

[North Carolina] Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

companies said the request should not hamper their bid to close the deal by June 30...the selling of blu eCigs and the four cigarette brands may be enough to ease regulatory concerns about Philip Morris USA (50.7 percent) and Reynolds (33 percent) having
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 30, 2014 11:40

FTC Puts Reynolds' $27B Lorillard Buy To Antitrust Test ($$)

FTC's second request for information will extend the waiting period under federal law for an additional 30 days after the parties have complied, according to Reynolds' SEC filing. The parties said they still expect the deal to close in the first half of 2
added Aug 29, 2014 21:24

[Georgia] New murder trial for soldier who claims anti-smoking drug made him psychotic

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces agreed unanimously Wednesday on a retrial for Pfc. George MacDonald, finding that the judge in the original trial failed to advise jurors that "involuntary intoxication" is a valid defense.
Military Times
added Aug 29, 2014 19:57

Feds reviewing Reynolds' deal to buy Lorillard

There is one pivotal parallel between the 2004 deal and the one Reynolds, Lorillard and Imperial are attempting. In each case, the No. 2 and No. 3 manufacturers wanted permission to merge, and the No. 4 manufacturer stood to surge to a double-digit marke
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 29, 2014 14:57

[New York] Stubbed Out / The cigar industry says the FDA’s proposed regulations would be devastating.

The regulations would impose three new rules that the cigar industry views as particularly devastating. First, they would subject many new cigars to a pre-market review process, which the industry says is somewhat comparable to the process the agency us
National Review
added Aug 29, 2014 14:10

[New York] EDITORIAL: The 5000-hour cigar

The regs would exempt cigars designated as premium, but only if they carry an arbitrary price tag of at least 10 bucks. So a Park Avenue plutocrat will get his smoke without interference, but the working stiff Joe who wants to relax with his $3 stogie af
New York Post
added Aug 29, 2014 14:08

[North Carolina] Q&A with e-cigarettes expert Kurt Ribisl

American Heart Association released its first detailed policy report Sunday on the increasingly popular e-cigarettes...Kurt Ribisl, a health behavior professor in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, served on the team that helped compile the re
Daily Tar Heel (UNC)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:53

[Minnesota] Feds putting cigarette maker Reynolds American's $25B takeover of Lorillard under microscope

While the companies did not say what specific information regulators have requested as part of the review called a second request, federal merger guidelines place importance on future competition.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 29, 2014 13:32

Dems: Report shows need for e-cigarette regulations

“FDA has an existing mechanism to protect children now, and the scientific evidence has never been clearer: strong regulatory action on the marketing of e-cigarettes to children cannot wait.”...industry called the CDC report “deceptive” and demanded a ret
The Hill
added Aug 29, 2014 13:28
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