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[California, Colorado, Missouri, North Dakota] Editorial Board: Tobacco Taxes Work, But Only If They’re High

When smoking costs more, more people quit. That’s why higher cigarette taxes are almost always good policy, for smokers and the public health, too...Missouri’s two proposals are’s not surprising tobacco companies support both proposals, and publ
Bloomberg News
added Oct 24, 2016 16:12

Reynolds Deal Could Help British American Tobacco Make Up Lost Ground

Consumers from the U.S. to Japan have been seeking alternatives to traditional cigarettes, forcing companies to spend billions of dollars over the years to create products with fewer risks. But BAT has slipped behind bigger rival Philip Morris Internati
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 24, 2016 13:40

[Switzerland] In Marlboro Country, a Big-Money Race for the New Smoke

Perched above crystalline Lake Neuchatel, ...scientists in lab coats are searching for the Big Tobacco’s magic bullet: cigarette substitutes that will sell -- but won’t kill... The push gained new urgency Friday with news that British American Tobacco Pl
Bloomberg News
added Oct 24, 2016 13:21

HATCHARD: Big Tobacco’s dirty tricks in opposing plain packaging

Opponents of plain packaging tend to have links to the tobacco industry. So much so that three-quarters of organisations identified in our study... A compulsory register of tobacco companies’ memberships, political activities and associated spending would
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 24, 2016 12:36

[UK] Anti-smoking experts to sue Times for claims of tobacco payouts

published an apology to one of the scientists cited, Clive Bates...claim they have been falsely accused of accepting “tens of thousands of pounds from tobacco companies to carry out research into e-cigarettes”.... five scientists, including professor Karl
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 24, 2016 12:16

[Australia] Medibank moves $170m to tobacco-free investment fund

“We’re proud to be investing in a tobacco-free portfolio,” Drummond said on Monday. “This decision is just good business sense. Our mission for better health has to carry all the way through our business – from our employees and customers through to inve
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 24, 2016 11:38

Virginia-based tobacco giant on track to be the biggest spender in Colorado history

the issue committee No on 72 has spent $17.4 is funded almost exclusively by Altria Client Services LLC, the tobacco behemoth that owns Philip Morris and has a long history of political activity.
Colorado Independent
added Oct 23, 2016 14:27

[Asia, China] Campaign to clear Chinese city of cigarette butts called off after proving too successful

received more than 4.8 million cigarette butts and gave out nearly 100,000 packets of tissues during the event. He said one resident even took 9,100 butts to the office one day and the participants, most of them elderly people, packed the office...appeare
South China Morning Post
added Oct 23, 2016 14:19

[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
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