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Altria Pays $3.3 Billion Under Industry Smoking Pact

Altria Group Inc. said its Philip Morris USA unit made its annual payment--which totaled $3.3 billion this year-- toward the tobacco industry's master settlement agreement. Under the landmark 1998 tobacco agreement, companies in the industry agreed to p
NASDAQ
added Apr 15, 2014 23:26
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Early Data in E-Cigarette Study May Raise Safety Concerns

However, the findings, which were presented in January at a meeting of lung cancer researchers, may attract the interest of federal officials who are considering how to regulate e-cigarettes. In a report to investors sent Tuesday, David J. Adelman, an in
New York Times
added Apr 15, 2014 23:10
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SMMC says tobacco ban is a 'shameful idea'

sergeant major of the Marine Corps will fight for Marines' right to buy and use tobacco products on base, despite Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's full support of a review of the product's use and sales aboard military installations. Sgt. Maj. Mike Barret
Marine Corps Times
added Apr 15, 2014 17:33
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Are E-Cigarettes Losing Ground in the Vapor Market?

some of the most passionate “vapers” are skipping the big brands of packaged e-cigarettes in favor of more specialized devices known as “vapors,” “tanks” and “mods.” These can be refilled with nicotine liquids made by a range of producers, as opposed to
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Apr 15, 2014 17:29
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The Chamber of Commerce's European Foray / Shining Big Tobacco’s Shoes

The truth is that de Gucht is conniving with big business to destroy or dramatically weaken health, environmental and labour standards and democracy itself. The US Chamber of Commerce was the American pressure group most consulted by officials working f
CounterPunch
added Apr 15, 2014 17:23
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McKEE/ALLEBECK: Why the European Journal of Public Health will no longer publish tobacco industry-supported research ($$)

n reaching this decision, we are fully aware of the arguments ... Yet we know from experience that this view is naïve. Evidence from the tobacco industry’s internal documents reveals how …
European Journal of Public Health
added Apr 15, 2014 17:13
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[New York] 2nd Circ. Tosses Smokers' Suit After NY High Court Answer ($$)

threw out a proposed class action by a group of smokers seeking to charge Philip Morris USA Inc. for medical tests, based on a December ruling by New York state’s highest court that their claims for such tests were not tied to actual injury.
Law360
added Apr 15, 2014 16:54
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[Ohio] Ky. officials ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors

Governor Steve Beshear ceremonially signed the bill into law on Monday that includes penalties for minors caught in possession of e-cigarettes, and fines for stores that sell them. Ohio and Indiana already have similar laws.
WXIX-FOX19 (Cincinnatti, OH)
added Apr 15, 2014 14:17
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Imperial Tobacco to cut jobs and shut factories in UK and France ($$)

is to shut the last cigarette factory in mainland Britain and move production out of France, as part of sweeping cost cuts designed to save £300m. The move to close factories in Nottingham and Nantes – where Imperial manufactured Gauloises cigarettes – wi
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 15, 2014 13:41
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2014 TPSAC Meeting Materials and Information: April 16-18, 2014

Webcast: Seating for this meeting may be limited, so the public is encouraged to watch the free webcast instead of traveling to the meeting. The link for the webcast will be available at approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting eac
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Apr 15, 2014 13:18
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