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2014-07-17 12:31:43

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has issued the following press release: "RAI board declares quarterly cash dividend." For full details, read the release 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 quarterly earnings and other...

2014-07-16 04:21:46

Rodeo Cowboy Cody Kiser steps up as the new spokesperson and role model for The Oral Cancer Foundation NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the world of rodeo has been the realm of sponsorship by the tobacco industry for decades, The Oral Cancer Foundation today takes a stand and introduces their new spokesperson, Cody Kiser; a rodeo cowboy who will be debuting his partnership with the foundation at the upcoming Snake River Stampede Rodeo in Nampa,...

2014-07-15 12:31:04

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "RAI to host 2Q14 earnings conference call on July 29." 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 company...

2014-07-15 12:30:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The proposed merger of the Reynolds American and Lorillard tobacco companies raises important questions that go beyond antitrust. It raises important public health issues as well because it would bring together two tobacco giants with a long history of marketing to kids and deceiving...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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