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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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MSA scam alert

MSA scam alert

| June 19, 2017

US state attorneys general have warned that an online advertisement could mislead people into believing they are eligible for thousands of dollars a month in tobacco settlement payments.

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Questions over marijuana

Questions over marijuana

| June 19, 2017

In a piece for Motley Fool, Dan Caplinger argues both for and against the idea that major tobacco companies might become involved in marijuana.

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RAI calls takeover meeting

RAI calls takeover meeting

| June 19, 2017

British American Tobacco’s takeover of Reynolds American is expected to be completed by July 25, a week after RAI shareholders will be asked to approve the deal.

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Acting on child labor

Acting on child labor

| June 14, 2017

Another attempt is being made to change US law so that children will no longer be allowed to work in tobacco fields, with all the inherent dangers such work entails.

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Smokers not appreciated

Smokers not appreciated

| June 12, 2017

A commentator in the US has posed a question that is rarely asked: Why aren’t smokers thanked for filling budget holes with funds that no other section of society is willing to provide.

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Suit over ‘cessation fee’

Suit over ‘cessation fee’

| June 12, 2017

Smokers in Oklahoma are being asked to pay, indirectly, for helping to fill a budget hole. But that request is being challenged.

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New CEO at PM USA

New CEO at PM USA

| June 6, 2017

Philip Morris USA has a new CEO and president.

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Common ground for low risk

Common ground for low risk

| June 2, 2017

Vapers in the US are being urged to seek an alliance with snus users that ‘just might form an unstoppable force that politicians will be forced to yield to’.

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Spend more to save more

Spend more to save more

| June 2, 2017

An expenditure of $7 million on anti-smoking programs is said to offer a future saving of $68 million in health care spending. So why spend only $7 million on such programs?

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Capacity increase at VTM

Capacity increase at VTM

| June 1, 2017

Vapor Tobacco Manufacturing is expanding its manufacturing capacity for the ‘first and only’ electronic-nicotine-delivery-system device with USDA certified organic ingredients.

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Health spending inefficient

Health spending inefficient

| May 31, 2017

The health of US citizens ranks 43rd globally despite the country’s spending more than any other country per capita on health. Part of the reason is down to poverty-induced smoking.

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RAI names BAT-era team

RAI names BAT-era team

| May 31, 2017

According to a Reynolds American Inc. announcement, most of its senior team will remain in place after British American Tobacco acquires RAI, though a few will leave.

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FDA starts iQOS review

FDA starts iQOS review

| May 26, 2017

Philip Morris International says the US Food and Drug Administration has established a one-year, non-binding timetable for reviewing Modified Risk Tobacco Product applications.

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