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[UK] Media Briefing: Standardised "Plain" Packaging, EU Regulation process ends on 2nd March

Monday 2nd March marks the end of the “stand still” period following the notification to the European Commission of the draft regulations.[i] From this date the Regulations can be passed by the UK parliament. Regulations on standardised tobacco packaging
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:16
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[Alaska] Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

HB40, sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, would add e-cigarettes to the state’s antismoking laws. SB1, proposed by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, would prohibit smoking in public places, restaurants and bars across the state.
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Feb 26, 2015 08:59
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[Uruguay, USA] ELIZABETH WARREN: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. . . Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay... the only winners will be multinational corporations.
The Washington Post
added Feb 26, 2015 08:52
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Appointment of ITG Brands Chief Executive

announced that it and its wholly owned subsidiary, ITG Brands, LLC (“ITG Brands”) (formerly Lignum-2, L.L.C.), had entered into an agreement with Reynolds American Inc. in relation to the proposed acquisition of certain US cigarette and e-cigarette brands
Imperial Tobacco (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 08:27
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Lorillard Confirms Appointment of David Taylor as Chief Executive of ITG Brands, LLC in Connection with Pending Transactions

ITG will be a newly formed subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group, PLC (LON: IMT) following the closing of Lorillard's pending merger with Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) ("RAI") and RAI's divesture of certain brands to Imperial Tobacco. The appointment will
PR Newswire
added Feb 26, 2015 08:19
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[Africa, Mid-east, Uae: Dubai] How tobacco tax spikes could trigger smuggling

speakers of the fifth Middle East and North Africa conference on ‘Combating Illicit Trade and Tax Engagement’ said yesterday. The annual conference, held at the JW Marriott Marquis, was hosted by British American Tobacco (BAT).
Gulf News (ae)
added Feb 26, 2015 08:13
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[UK] BAT Concerned by Currency Volatility as Annual Earnings Drop

Currency movements will have “a significant impact on both a transactional and translational level,” Chief Executive Officer Nicandro Durante said Thursday, adding that business conditions will remain difficult in 2015. “FX isn’t doing them any favors and
Bloomberg News
added Feb 26, 2015 08:10
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[Florida] Hectic Trial Schedule May Have Forced $100M Engle Deal ($$)

Judge Young was appointed by the Eleventh Circuit to oversee and coordinate the hundreds of Engle progeny cases in the Florida federal courts, and he set an aggressive schedule and brought in judges from across the country to oversee the trials, accordin
Law360
added Feb 26, 2015 07:59
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BAT draws up battle lines over UK cigarette packaging changes

British American Tobacco is poised to sue the UK government if it forces companies to remove branding from cigarette packaging... said it would take legal action if the UK followed the lead of Australia and introduced plain packaging next month.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 07:56
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[North Carolina] Reynolds looMng for credibility on smoking alternatives

Reynolds said Thursday it has formed a partnership with pharmaceutical development company PinneyAssociates and affiliate JSR LLC to expand its product poraoiio tor consumers who want to eliminate or reduce nicotine consumption. Pinney will initially wor
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 25, 2015 20:08
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