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[North Carolina] Past, future intertwine in landmark deal

The Forsyth County community and the Reynolds company have been intertwined for 141 years.... The BAT offer for Reynolds came two days after the 28th anniversary of a day that will live in infamy in Winston-Salem — when F. Ross Johnson set in motion the d
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 23, 2016 14:00

[UK] INTERVIEW One day I hope we won’t sell cigarettes, says Marlboro boss ($$)

Has the Marlboro man really gone on a health drive? Before anti-smoking campaigners rejoice, Calantzopoulos makes clear that he has merely switched one addiction for another. But, believe it or not, he is on a mission to get millions more smokers to stu
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 23, 2016 00:46

[UK, USA] British American Offer Shows Growing Value of U.S. Market for Cigarette Industry

After years of spurning the U.S. because of mounting civil suits, international tobacco companies are returning as they confront declining cigarette volumes and expanding regulations around the globe. Last year, the UK’s Imperial Tobacco PLC spent $7.1
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 22, 2016 20:30
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BAT’s $47B Reynolds Buy May Sail Through Antitrust Review ($$)

Despite the heightened regulatory environment that has served as the death knell for several megamergers this year, British American Tobacco’s $47 billion takeover bid for U.S. tobacco company Reynolds American likely will not draw intense antitrust scru
added Oct 22, 2016 20:27

Local West Hollywood leaders speak out against big tobacco’s heavy marketing to the LGBTQ community

“Big tobacco has a long, well-chronicled track record of targeting young people and LGBTQ people with smoking ads. They don’t care about us; they’re just trying to add to their profits,” said Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath. “They spend millions on deceptiv
LGBT Weekly
added Oct 22, 2016 19:50
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[Canada] If Big Tobacco sells e-cigarettes, they'll 'recruit a whole new generation' of smokers: Public Health Ontario

"It's desperately difficult for people to give up smoking once they're addicted to nicotine," Dr. Peter Donnelly said. "And my concern is that e-cigarettes and vaping of nicotine-containing mixtures could be a very effective way of recruiting a whole new
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 22, 2016 19:43

Republicans stoke trademark concerns over Cuban cigars

In a letter sent Friday, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) blasted the Obama administration’s latest attempt at diplomacy with Cuba, which they say could present problems for American tobacco companies. “What steps is you
The Hill
added Oct 22, 2016 19:06

[Florida] Rubio Assails Easing of Regulations On Cuban Cigars; Tightening of Domestic Laws

Rubio toured the city's sole remaining cigar manufacturer, J.C. Newman Cigar Co., and he has more than the island nation in his sights. He also took aim at new U.S. regulations. Those include government approval of new cigar blends and requiring larger w
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Oct 22, 2016 18:36

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Man's Cancer Death, Widow Tells Jurors ($$)

The widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying it conspired with other tobacco companies to hide the dangers of cigarettes until it was too late.
added Oct 22, 2016 18:15

[Florida] Sailor Seeks $5M From RJ Reynolds Over Wife's Death ($$)

A sailor whose wife who died of lung disease after decades of smoking cigarettes urged a Florida jury on Friday to award him $5.3 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying the company lied about smoking's dangers, causing his
added Oct 22, 2016 18:14
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