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2014-03-04 16:27:29

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late yesterday, 12 national, state and local public health and medical organizations filed a friend of the court (amicus) brief urging a federal court to uphold New York City's new ordinance that prohibits the redemption of coupons and other discounts for tobacco products and allow its implementation on March 19. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Signed on November 19, 2013, the ordinance is designed to...

2014-03-03 08:35:09

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "RAI to webcast CEO's participation at RBC consumer conference on March 12." 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...

2014-03-02 08:20:29

One Familiar Letter - R - Could Dramatically Reduce Youth Smoking WASHINGTON, March 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As viewers around the world prepare to tune in for Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards honoring achievements in the film industry, the public health community is drawing attention to new data concluding that by eliminating tobacco imagery in youth-rated movies, youth smoking rates could decline by an estimated 18 percent....

2014-02-27 12:27:22

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combining the strengths of win-win cooperation, the world leading e-cigarette solutions provider, FirstUnion, has formed a new joint venture with the JINJIA Group Co., Ltd. in Shenzhen. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/HK73357 ) JINJIA Group is a leading cigarette packaging company in China and a well-known international packaging company and makes a synergistic partner with FirstUnion, one of the premier brands in...

2014-02-24 08:30:32

Market to grow to over $9 billion within 24 months CORONA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in custom vending machines and automated retail stores stated that they are well positioned as the legal marijuana and electronic cigarette markets continue to make significant gains. A recent article in International Business Times stated that the value of medical marijuana alone would grow from $1.7 billion to about $9...

2014-02-21 12:22:54

Advertising of "Emerging Products" like E-cigarettes Monitored as Products' Popularity Rises WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the tobacco industry spends more than $8 billion a year marketing its products, a new study examining online advertisements finds that the industry's ads primarily focus on promoting e-cigarettes, snus, and cigars according to the national public health foundation Legacy®. The study, published in the peer review journal, Tobacco Control, is...

2014-02-20 08:33:52

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has issued the following release: "Reynolds American donates $11.6 million to non-profits in 2013, helping transform communities." The press release is on RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com. 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...

2014-02-17 12:23:50

57 percent favor passing a state law to raise the legal sale age to reduce smoking DENVER, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) A new poll released today shows that 57 percent of Colorado voters support legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Just 36 percent of voters oppose increasing the age of sale...

2014-02-14 12:26:53

GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States, today announced that Murray S. Kessler, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and David H. Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) Conference in Boca Raton, Florida. Lorillard will make a presentation on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern. The...

2014-02-12 12:31:49

Don't Quit on Your Smoker Until They've Quit for Good. Spread the love: #loveyoursmoker WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Too often, people think of a smoker in their life as someone who simply can't kick a 'nasty habit'. That's dead wrong - smoking is an addiction that most smokers desperately want to overcome. But it takes an average of 11 quit attempts before they succeed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO) At Legacy we believe...