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2014-07-15 08:30:16

Company Will Have Strong, Balanced Portfolio of Iconic Brands Across Key Categories WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. and GREENSBORO, N.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRANSACTION HIGHLIGHTS Newport to Join Reynolds American's Operating Companies' Key Brands - Camel, Pall Mall, Natural American Spirit, Grizzly and VUSE Next Step in Transforming Tobacco for Reynolds American R.J. Reynolds to Sell Selected Brands and Assets to a subsidiary of Imperial...

2014-07-11 08:24:26

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to United Kingdom disclosure obligations, today Imperial Tobacco PLC issued an announcement describing certain discussions among Imperial, Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard, Inc. Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) confirms that it is in discussions with Lorillard regarding a possible acquisition of Lorillard. The discussions are consistent with RAI's strategy of considering a variety of options to enhance shareholder value....

2014-06-30 12:32:37

Law will protect kids and clean indoor air MINNEAPOLIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health organizations, responded to new restrictions on e-cigarettes that were passed during the 2014 Legislative Session and will be enacted tomorrow. "Minnesota is leading the nation in taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes, which have the potential to addict youth to nicotine," said coalition co-chair Molly Moilanen, Director of Public...

2014-06-18 16:27:58

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO In a big win for kids and public health, a federal judge today upheld New York City's new law prohibiting the use of coupons and other discounting schemes that make tobacco products cheaper and more appealing to kids. The new law is designed to prevent tobacco companies from...

Online Availability Of Electronic Cigarettes Is Exploding: Study
2014-06-17 08:45:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Both online and offline, e-cigarettes appear to be exploding in popularity and a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego has revealed the degree of diversity in complexity that has recently emerged in the industry. According to their report published in the journal Tobacco Control, the researchers found an average of 10 new e-cigarette brand names entered the online marketplace on a monthly basis from 2012...

2014-06-12 23:01:13

The High Court continues to refuse review of petitions challenging individual tobacco damages verdicts, doing so with no comment and no noted dissents. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 National law firm Parker Waichman comments on a Supreme Court denial of 10 recently brought petitions that sought to challenge tobacco damages verdicts. The 10 petitions totaled more than $64 million and represent part of an ongoing legal fight that continues between Florida smokers, or their...

2014-06-03 08:28:44

New Report Offers a Global Perspective on Tobacco in America WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report entitled "A Half Century of Avoidable Death: A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America," ("Avoidable Death") released today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), examines U.S. tobacco control efforts in the fifty years since the release of the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health - viewed through a global lense. Tobacco is the number one cause of...

America's Youth Seeing More And More Ads For Electronic Cigarettes
2014-06-02 13:05:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unlike conventional cigarettes – the advertising for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is not currently regulated at the federal level and a new study form RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina found that e-cigarette ads targeting adolescents has risen over 250 percent from 2011 to 2013. The study also found that e-cigarette ads targeting young adults rose more than 320 percent over that same time frame....

2014-05-29 12:30:21

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "New website launched to raise awareness of black market cigarette trade." 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...

2014-05-29 12:28:02

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), an organization devoted to creating a world free of tobacco-related damage, disease, and death both domestically and globally, announced today that 193 Senators and Representatives are being certified "Free from Tobacco Money." This certification is awarded today in recognition of "World No Tobacco Day 2014." For the full list of those being recognized, please visit http://ash.org/wntd2014/....


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