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2014-09-29 20:23:11

Proposed measure delivers on the Prime Minister's commitment to further restrict flavoured cigars OTTAWA, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced new proposed regulatory amendments that would further restrict flavoured tobacco products that appeal to youth. Canada was the first country in the world to take action on ''little cigars" in 2010 when The Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth came into force, banning the use of...

2014-09-24 12:30:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is astatement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Tom Corbett have delivered a big win for Philadelphia's kids and health by enacting legislation that clears the way for Philadelphia to implement a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes. The cigarette tax is both a health and financial win for Philadelphia. The evidence is clear that increasing the price...

2014-09-19 08:27:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "Debra Crew named president, chief commercial officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Andrew Gilchrist appointed EVP of Reynolds American Inc." Go to RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, to read the full release. Web Disclosure RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, is the primary source of publicly disclosed news about RAI and its operating companies. We use...

2014-09-16 08:30:01

American Efforts to Cut Tobacco Use Fall Behind Those Abroad WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is falling behind international best practices when it comes to protecting its citizens from the harms of tobacco. Not all U.S. citizens are adequately or equally protected from the damage, disease, and death caused by tobacco products. However, U.S. states and localities still have the opportunity to protect...

2014-09-12 23:01:12

Cigarette maker’s petition denied on September 9, 2014, further strengthening Engle-Progeny fight against Big Tobacco. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 On September 9, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court denied a petition made by Lorillard Tobacco Company for discretionary review of the Third District Court of Appeal’s decision in Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Alexander, No. 3D12-1593 (Fla. 3d DCA Sept. 4, 2013). The lawsuit was brought by Dorothy Alexander, individually...

2014-09-10 23:02:22

Lorillard Tobacco Company has moved for leave to file a supplemental brief on jurisdiction after the Florida Supreme Court denied the company’s entitlement to a new trial; the motion relates to a settlement over a wrongful death tobacco lawsuit. The plaintiffs in the litigation are represented by Parker Waichman LLP; The Alvarez Law Firm; Gordon & Doner, P.A.; Law Office of Robert S. Glazier; Cheffy Passidomo, P.A.; Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP; and The Mills Firm, P.A. Port...

2014-09-03 12:30:44

Statement on CVS Health Announcement from Legacy CEO & President, Robin Koval WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, CVS Caremark - one of the largest pharmacy retailers in the U.S. - announced it would no longer sell tobacco in any of its stores in order to honor its mission to improve public health. Today, the company made that commitment crystal clear by changing its name to CVS Health, as 7,700 CVS pharmacy stubbed out tobacco sales -- one month...

2014-09-02 08:32:53

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "RAI announces establishment of executive stock trading plans." Go to RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, to read the full release. Web Disclosure RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, is the primary source of publicly disclosed news about RAI and its operating companies. We use the website as our primary means of distributing quarterly earnings and other...

2014-08-28 08:29:45

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "RAI to webcast CEO's participation at Barclays Back-To-School Consumer Conference on Sept. 4." Go to RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, to read the full release. Web Disclosure RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, is the primary source of publicly disclosed news about RAI and its operating companies. We use the website as our primary means of distributing...

2014-08-15 08:25:51

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest tobacco company in the United States, announced today the declaration of a quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.615 per share. The dividend is payable on September 10, 2014 to stockholders of record as of September 1, 2014. About Lorillard, Inc. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, is the third largest manufacturer of...


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