Archive for October, 2013

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Liggett set to settle most Engle cases

Liggett set to settle most Engle cases

| October 24, 2013

The Vector Group has announced that it and its Liggett Group tobacco subsidiary have reached a comprehensive settlement resolving most of the individual Engle progeny tobacco litigation cases pending in Florida. The Engle progeny cases stem from a 2006 Florida Supreme Court decision that decertified a class action but allowed former class members to file […]

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Lower cigarette volumes at Reynolds but strong moist snuff sales at American

Lower cigarette volumes at Reynolds but strong moist snuff sales at American

| October 23, 2013

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) yesterday reported that R.J. Reynolds’ domestic cigarette volume shipments during the three months to the end of September, at 16.7 billion, were down by 4.3 percent on those of the three months to the end of September 2012. Reynolds’ growth brands volume, at 11.1 billion, was up by 0.7 percent, with […]

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BAT’s volumes down over nine months

BAT’s volumes down over nine months

| October 23, 2013

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volumes during the nine months to the end of September, at 501 billion, were down by 3.2 percent on those of the nine months to the end of September 2012. According to an interim management statement posted on the company’s website, volumes were down in all of the company’s regions with […]

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Time to make views known on menthol

Time to make views known on menthol

| October 22, 2013

Lorillard is appealing to people to write to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in support of the legal sale of menthol cigarettes. In a press note, the company said the FDA was seeking information to help it determine whether or how to regulate menthol in cigarettes beyond the existing regulations that applied to all […]

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Czech president has doctors fuming

Czech president has doctors fuming

| October 22, 2013

Doctors have challenged a statement by Milos Zeman, the president of the Czech Republic, who reportedly said that tobacco smoking posed no health risk if smokers took up the habit after the age of 27, as he did, according to a story in the Prague Daily Monitor. Zeman was said to have made the statement […]

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Hardly any of India’s 275 million tobacco users intent on quitting their habit

Hardly any of India’s 275 million tobacco users intent on quitting their habit

| October 22, 2013

At least 94 percent of tobacco users in India have no intention of quitting, according to a Times of India story quoting a recent report by the Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project India (TCP India project). The TCP India project is part of the International Tobacco Control Project, a multicountry initiative to evaluate the impact […]

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