Tag: united states

Prices linked to poverty

Prices linked to poverty

| July 28, 2017

A study has found that, in brief, increases in cigarette prices can make the financially less-well-off even poorer.

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Taking on big business

Taking on big business

| July 27, 2017

The ‘Neighborhood Legislature’ initiative is being put forward in California, US, to tackle the ‘corruptive influence of special interests’, including ‘big tobacco’.

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E-cigarettes are quit aids

E-cigarettes are quit aids

| July 27, 2017

The evidence that they provide might be circumstantial, but the results of a recent survey suggest that at least some smokers can use vapor products to help them quit traditional cigarettes.

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Few state quit-aids

Few state quit-aids

| July 27, 2017

Despite the revenue provided by tobacco taxes and other imposts, the state of West Virginia is providing no funds for the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention.

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BAT acquires RAI

BAT acquires RAI

| July 26, 2017

As had been expected, British American Tobacco yesterday completed its acquisition of Reynolds American Inc.

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Focus on the source

Focus on the source

| July 26, 2017

A professor of public health in the US has called for the focus of tobacco control to be shifted from smokers to cigarette manufacturers.

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Setback for vapor products

Setback for vapor products

| July 25, 2017

A judge in the US has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to ‘deem’ vapor products to be tobacco products.

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Universal to webcast results

Universal to webcast results

| July 24, 2017

Universal Corporation’s first-quarter results will be the subject of a webcast conference call on August 3.

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Illegal trade exposed

Illegal trade exposed

| July 20, 2017

The revenues that governments and law-abiding manufacturers lose every year to the illegal trade in tobacco are huge, the US Commission on Security and Co-operation has been told.

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BAT-RAI deal approved

BAT-RAI deal approved

| July 20, 2017

As expected, shareholders in British American Tobacco and Reynolds Inc. have approved the acquisition of RAI by BAT.

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Industry accused of murder

Industry accused of murder

| July 19, 2017

In highlighting a complaint of murder filed in the Netherlands against the tobacco industry, Action on Smoking and Health says that criminal charges against the industry would be feasible in the US.

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Smokers face discrimination

Smokers face discrimination

| July 19, 2017

Discrimination that would be unthinkable against certain groups of people is visited on smokers daily.

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Change of tack

Change of tack

| July 18, 2017

It would be wrong to describe Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller as a game keeper turned poacher. He’s still a game keeper; he’s just added another weapon to his armoury.

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Results webcasts scheduled

Results webcasts scheduled

| July 14, 2017

Later this month both Philip Morris International and the Altria Group are due to webcast their second-quarter results: PMI on July 20; Altria on July 27.

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Guns yes, smoking no

Guns yes, smoking no

| June 28, 2017

Two policies being introduced at a US university on Saturday make sense from the point of view that tobacco products carry health warnings but handguns do not.

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Tobacco fee proves taxing

Tobacco fee proves taxing

| June 27, 2017

Smokers, who are often financially impoverished, are called on to provide government revenues the rest of society won’t provide. At least some people seem to recognize that this is unfair.

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Where’s the harm?

Where’s the harm?

| June 23, 2017

In a world assailed by the fumes from traffic, perfumes and household cleaners; the question must be asked as to why electronic-cigarette vapor should be singled out for banning.

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If you’re going to …

If you’re going to …

| June 22, 2017

There was a time when, if you were going to San Francisco, all you needed were some flowers in your hair. Now, if you’re a menthol-cigarette smoker, you’d better take also packs of your favorite brand.

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Jobs targeted at Reynolds

Jobs targeted at Reynolds

| June 22, 2017

British American Tobacco estimates that its proposed acquisition of Reynolds American Inc will result in cost savings of $400 million by 2020.

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Shareholders go to court

Shareholders go to court

| June 21, 2017

Reynolds American Inc. shareholders are seeking more information than they have been given in respect of the proposed acquisition of the company by British American Tobacco.

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