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2014-01-15 23:04:04

Three-Year Contribution Plan to Fund Veteran Career Transition Programs Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 In their continued dedication to support programs that enrich communities, Altria Group has awarded Hire Heroes USA a three year $550,000 grant to fund its veteran career transition programs and services. Hire Heroes USA is a national nonprofit organization that provides dedicated, personal assistance to transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses in order to...

2013-10-28 08:32:17

Raz Rahman, formerly of Altria Sales and Distribution, to Oversee Development of LOGIC Electronic Cigarette Sales in the Northeast LIVINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, today announced the addition of Raz Rahman to its key executives team. In his role as Northeast Regional Director, Rahman will lead the rapid business development of LOGIC brands by accelerating distribution and improving market presence to...

2012-01-06 15:54:38

A new UCSF analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including menthol, obscuring actual toxicity levels and increasing the risk of heart, cancer and other diseases for smokers. Tobacco industry information can´t be taken at face value, the researchers conclude. They say their work provides evidence that hundreds of additives, including menthol, should be eliminated from cigarettes on public health...

2011-12-13 17:06:00

Statement by Legacy Applauds Joint Motion to Make Important Documents More Accessible to the Public WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the remedy phase of the largest civil racketeering case in the nation's history, the U.S. Department of Justice, Altria Group, Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds today filed a proposed consent order with a federal district court designed to make once secret tobacco documents more accessible to the public. If the order...

2011-12-13 00:05:00

The Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr., Chief District Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maine, Refuses to Dismiss Light Cigarette Lawsuit Against Philip Morris USA and Altria Group, Inc.; Grants Parker Waichman Alonso LLP's Motion to Suggest Remand Back to Eastern District of New York For Class Certification New York, New York (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, a national law firm, is pleased to announce that the Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr., Chief District Judge...

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2011-06-28 05:20:00

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the nation's major tobacco companies to spend $242 million on a Louisiana smoking cessation program. Philip Morris USA Inc., a Reynolds American Inc. unit, a Lorillard Inc. unit and British American Tobacco Plc's Brown & Williamson unit argued that the lower court had improperly allowed the case to proceed as a class action on behalf of more than 500,000 smokers. At issue in the Louisiana case was whether several tobacco companies committed...

2011-06-13 09:41:00

ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Swedlow & Associates, Korein Tillery, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Newman Bronson & Wallisare: A class action lawsuit about whether Philip Morris USA Inc. misled consumers about Marlboro Lights cigarettes has been certified to proceed. The lawsuit is called Craft v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc. and it is pending in the Missouri Circuit Court, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit. You...

2011-01-01 00:14:37

"This could be the largest fraud perpetrated on consumers in the United States" once an amount for restitution and punitive damages are determined says attorney Stephen Sheller. The lawsuit alleges Philip Morris misled smokers by marketing "low tar" Marlboro Lights as healthier cigarettes to persuade smokers not to quit. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 31, 2010 If Stephen Sheller gets his way, "Big Tobacco" could get stung again with huge damages for misleading consumers. Sheller...

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2010-06-23 05:45:00

A US law went into effect on Tuesday barring tobacco companies from selling so-called "light" cigarettes, but anti-tobacco groups say the rule does nothing since many makers are simply selling the same cigarette by using color-coded packages. The law, signed a year ago by President Barack Obama, regulates the tobacco industry for the first and prohibits packaging using the terms "light," "ultra-light," "mild," or "low" -- which are thought to mislead smokers into believing these cigarettes...

2010-06-17 18:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took strong, quick action against Philip Morris USA to prevent the tobacco company from evading the new ban on promoting cigarettes as "light," "mild" or "low-tar" that takes effect on...