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  • Mouth strips only on sale in Manchester and online for now. LONDON, Jan 25- Imperial Tobacco Group, the world's third largest cigarette maker, is moving into caffeine as more people kick the deadly smoking habit, launching a melt-in-your-mouth strip designed to give an energy boost in seconds. For now it is only sold in the English city of Manchester and online.

  • FDA names Duke cardiologist to No. 2 leadership job Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 2:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration has named a prominent Duke University cardiologist to its No. 2 leadership position, tasked with overseeing drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. Robert Califf currently serves as a vice chancellor at Duke where his work has focused on best practices for clinical trials, particularly those studying heart...

  • Imperial Tobacco launches caffeinated mouth strips Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    *Mouth strips only on sale in Manchester and online for now. LONDON, Jan 25- Imperial Tobacco Group, the world's third largest cigarette maker, is moving into caffeine as more people kick the deadly smoking habit, launching a melt-in-your-mouth strip designed to give an energy boost in seconds. For now it is only sold in the English city of Manchester and online.

  • Here's what $100 gets you in Cuba Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    A woman lights a hand rolled cigar in Havana, Cuba.

    New rules allow U.S. travelers to bring back $100 worth of rum and cigars from Cuba. So how far does $100 bucks go in Havana?

  • LONDON, Jan 22- The British government plans to introduce a law before May forcing tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets without branding in England, ending years of debate and lobbying. The move, aimed at improving public health and cutting the number of child smokers, is likely to crimp tobacco firms' profits and would emulate Australia, which two...

  • Smoking costs up to $2M over your life: Report Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    Smoking costs the average smoker at least $1.1 million over a lifetime, according to a new analysis, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.

  • INSIGHT-The smoke around e-cig science Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    *Wide variety of e-cigs a problem for researchers. *Tobacco firms join e-cig companies in sponsoring research. LONDON, Jan 22- From Apple Pie to Bubbly Bubble Gum, Irish Car Bomb or Martian bar- from Mars!

  • LONDON, Jan 21- The British government said on Wednesday it would try to pass a law to force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets without branding in England before May, ending years of debate and lobbying over the issue. The move, aimed at improving public health and cutting the number of child smokers, is likely to crimp tobacco firms' profits and would...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- The British government said on Wednesday it would try to pass a law to force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets without branding in England before May in order to improve public health and cut the number of child smokers. "I now propose that we lay regulations for standardized packaging in this parliament to allow for them to come into...

  • Tobacco up nearly 6% this year  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the positive moves in tobacco stocks.

  • E-cigarettes up for debate at Montana Legislature Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    HELENA, Mont.— Montana lawmakers considered for the first time Monday whether to regulate electronic cigarettes. Diane Sands brought the bill before the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee on behalf of the Montana attorney general's office. A dozen people representing various vaporizer retailers in Montana spoke against the bill, saying...

  • Gov. Snyder vetoes bills on e-cigarette regulation Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    Rick Snyder vetoed bills Friday to prohibit e-cigarettes from being regulated as tobacco products under Michigan law. The governor said Michigan would conflict with federal efforts to regulate the popular devices, which heat a nicotine solution to produce an odorless vapor. "Michigan should not enact new state law that is not consistent with a legally...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas would nearly triple its cigarette tax, raise taxes on alcohol and slow down promised income tax cuts to balance its budget under proposals Republican Gov. Brownback presented detailed recommendations to the GOP- dominated Legislature for eliminating projected shortfalls totaling more than $710 million in the current budget and for the...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- GlaxoSmithKline is feeling the heat from the rapid growth in electronic cigarettes, with enthusiasm for the nicotine delivery devices dampening sales of the British drugmaker's patches and gum, its chief executive said. In an interview with Reuters, Andrew Witty also said he and his team had spent "a few days" exploring whether the drugmaker...

  • While precise figures are not available, the American Red Cross and its U.S. affiliates have received at least $12 million from tobacco companies such as Altria Group, Reynolds American and Philip Morris International since 2001, according to Red Cross tax records and tobacco company press releases and annual reports. An American Red Cross spokeswoman,...

  • More smokers, hoping to quit, turn to vaporizers Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Ilona Orshansky, owner of Brooklyn Vaper, uses a vaporizer, also known as an e-cigarette, in her shop in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    Curious consumers and smokers hoping to kick the cigarette habit are pushing the growth of vaping.

  • Year of the 'vape?'  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:19 AM ET

    Vaporizers allow marijuana and nicotine users to consume discreetly with no odor, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • Smoke 'em if you got 'em: Cuban cigars are coming Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    Cuban cigar production at the H. Upmann cigar factory in Havana.

    U.S. smokers and cigar companies are welcoming the prospect of being able to get their hands on "Cubans" openly.

  • And the No. 1 cigar for 2014 is.....  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    David Savona, Cigar Aficionado executive editor, reveals the number one cigar of 2014 and discusses how Cuban cigars could impact the industry.

  • Viva cigars! Easing of Cuba trade would be 'huge' Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    A woman smokes a cigar during the XVI Havana Cigar Festival in Havana last February.

    The end of the embargo is big news for cigar lovers, but it's not likely that Americans will be firing up right away.