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2013-09-11 20:21:42

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has issued the following release: "R.J. Reynolds receives favorable rulings from arbitration panel." Go to R.J. Reynolds' website, www.rjrt.com, or Reynolds American Inc.'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...

2013-09-09 12:27:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Year one of the federal government's "Tips from Former Smokers" national advertising campaign exceeded all expectations, driving 1.6 million smokers to try to quit and helping more than 100,000 to succeed, according to a study published today in the medical journal The Lancet. The 2012 campaign, conducted by the U.S. Centers for...

2013-09-09 12:23:18

Landmark tobacco education ad campaign more than doubled goals ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking because of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former Smokers" national ad campaign, according to a study released by the CDC. As a result of the 2012 campaign, more than 200,000 Americans had quit smoking immediately following the three-month campaign, of which researchers estimated...

2013-09-07 20:20:16

Statement From Legacy®, A National Public Health Group Dedicated to Reducing Tobacco Use WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new studies this week reinforce the need for continued study of "e-cigarettes," an emerging product that allows users to inhale vaporized nicotine in a cigarette-like fashion. Legacy has long held the position that e-cigarettes need to be approached with caution, and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products should...

2013-09-04 23:01:09

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal has upheld a $33 million judgment against Lorillard Tobacco Co., finding on appeal that its arguments are without merit, reports Parker Waichman LLP and its co-counsel, which obtained the original verdict on behalf of a Miami woman whose husband had died from smoking-related lung cancer. Bonita Springs, Florida (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, and its co-counsel...

2013-09-02 08:20:58

LONDON, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter is the fifth senior Big Tobacco executive to join Gamucci this year Leading electronic cigarettes [http://www.gamucci.com ] manufacturer and distributor Gamucci has further strengthened its management team with the appointment of Peter Jordan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130902/637879 ) Peter has more than twenty years' experience in senior financial,...

2013-08-30 08:25:37

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 30, 2013 /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 Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference in Boston, Mass. Lorillard will make a presentation on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. Eastern. The presentation will...

2013-08-16 08:25:35

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States, announced today the declaration of a quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.55 per share, payable on September 10, 2013 to stockholders of record as of August 30, 2013. About Lorillard, Inc. Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, is the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the...

2013-08-12 16:28:17

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Food and Drug Administration has taken important steps to protect public health and fight tax evasion by initiating enforcement action against several online tobacco sellers who are illegally misbranding roll-your-own (RYO) cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco. This misbranding is aimed at evading higher federal taxes imposed on RYO...

2013-07-31 08:33:18

Miguel Martin, Former Senior VP and GM of Sales for Altria, to Lead LOGIC Electronic Cigarettes LIVINGSTON, N.J., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LOGIC Technology, developers of premium electronic cigarettes, today announced the addition of Miguel Martin to its executive team. In his role as President, Martin will lead LOGIC Technology's rapid growth, developing and implementing a strategic plan to accelerate LOGIC's status as a leader in the electronic cigarette industry. "This is...