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2011-05-06 15:06:00

BOWLING GREEN, Ky., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Brands, Inc. has announced that it will be integrating its sales and marketing operations with its Florida-based sister company, Altadis USA. This will allow the companies to provide their customers with greater sales coverage and more comprehensive services. The combined portfolio will incorporate cigarettes, fine cut tobacco, mass market cigars, pipe, papers and tubes. The premium cigar division of Altadis USA will remain as a...

2009-02-09 12:14:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth Brands, Inc., the fourth largest tobacco manufacturer in the U.S., has written to North Carolina State Representative Hugh Holliman (D)- Davidson, objecting to his proposed state-wide smoking ban in public and work places. Within the letter Anthony Hemsley, Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs, asserts that smoking bans are not only unreasonable but can be detrimental to local business, many of which depend on smoking...

2008-10-02 15:00:41

ON the face of it, you might think there had been a fine win by the anti-smoking lobby. The three big tobacco companies at present poisoning New Zealanders have agreed to stop labelling some of their products "light" and "mild" . This after two years of research from the Commerce Commission into a Smokefree Coalition complaint that the terms misled smokers to believe such tobacco was somehow less harmful. Not so as you'd notice on your deathbed, it isn't. The commission's...

2008-09-25 00:00:23

By REBECCA ARMSTRONG Hit & Run... As airlines fail left, right and centre, one entrepreneur has placed the biggest-ever order for Learjets - splashing out $1.5bn (800m) for 110 of them. Jonathan Breeze, chief executive of Jet Republic (right), is a former RAF pilot who believes that there are still 3 million potential clients across Europe who'll pay for in- flight privacy. The airline, he says, will "provide a five-star boutique hotel in the sky" for wealthy individuals who will now...

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