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  • SEOUL, April 14- South Korea's state health insurer is seeking an initial 53.7 billion won from three tobacco companies, including the local units of Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, to offset treatment costs for diseases linked to smoking.

  • SEOUL, April 14- South Korea's state health insurer said on Monday it was seeking an initial 53.7 billion won from three tobacco companies, including the local units of Philip Morris and British American Tobacco, to offset treatment costs for diseases linked to smoking. Philip Morris was not immediately available for comment.

  • PHILADELPHIA, April 10- A Philadelphia judge on Thursday set aside most of an arbitration ruling that could have cost the state of Pennsylvania some $180 million from a landmark 1998 settlement with the nation's tobacco companies.

  • E-cig rule coming 'very soon,' U.S. FDA chief says Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 3- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is "pushing very hard" to release a proposed rule that would establish its authority over e-cigarettes, the head of the agency said on Thursday amid concerns the products pose a risk to children.

  • LONDON, April 3- Britain plans to force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets without branding to improve public health and cut the number of child smokers, a government minister said on Thursday, dismaying the industry and delighting anti-smoking campaigners.

  • LONDON, April 3- Britain looked set to force tobacco companies to standardise cigarette packaging after a government review said on Thursday that the move would help cut smoking rates, although ministers were criticised for delaying a final decision.

  • LONDON, April 3- Britain said on Thursday it was minded to force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain standardised packaging and would hold a short consultation on the issue which could result in new regulations entering into force before May 2015.

  • Even the government can't stop this industry Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:20 PM ET

    More than two dozen attorneys general are asking drug chains to pull cigarettes from their shelves. But, Lorillard just got upgraded by Goldman Sachs.

  • Smokers group challenges NYC e-cigarette ban Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 25- A smokers' rights group filed a legal challenge on Tuesday to New York City's ban on electronic cigarettes in restaurants, parks and many other public places. The group has asked the state Supreme Court to void the law. The City Council said it believed the court would uphold the law.

  • LONDON, March 24- Deliveries of tobacco to retailers in Australia rose slightly last year for the first time in at least five years, even after the introduction of plain packaging aimed at deterring smokers, according to industry sales figures released on Monday.

  • LONDON, March 24- Deliveries of tobacco to retailers in Australia rose slightly last year for the first time in at least five years, even after the introduction of plain packaging aimed at deterring smokers, according to industry sales figures to be released on Monday.

  • Diagnosing the Affordable Care Act: CEO     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    We expected to see some lumps and bumps in the rollout, says George Barrett, Cardinal Health CEO, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discussing how Obamacare is prompting change within the health care industry.

  • *India's NSE index marks a record high of 6,574.95. MUMBAI, March 18- India shares rallied to record highs on Tuesday as strong buying by foreign investors continued to bolster blue chips in the lead-up to general elections, especially companies more geared towards the domestic economy such as HDFC Bank.

  • *India's NSE index marks a record high of 6,574.95. MUMBAI, March 18- Indian shares hit a record high on Tuesday as strong buying by foreign investors continued to bolster blue chips in the lead-up to general elections, especially companies more geared towards the domestic economy such as HDFC Bank.

  • 28 attorneys general urge retailers to drop tobacco Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Attorneys general is 28 states urged Wal-mart and four other retailers to stop selling tobacco products. They said they should not be sold in health stores.

  • Lorillard owns the e-cig market : Trader     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    Lorillard is trading higher after a Goldman upgrade. Fast Money traders Pete Najarian and Josh Brown debate their position on the tobacco company.

  • The companies receiving a letter on Sunday from the group were Wal-Mart Stores Inc, supermarket operators Kroger Co, Safeway Inc, which operate pharmacies, and drugstore chains Walgreen Co and Rite Aid Corp..

  • LA restricts e-cigarettes     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    Los Angeles is the latest city to restrict the use of e-cigarettes in public places. Miguel Martin, Logic Technology Development president, says the e-cigarette business is currently $2 billion, and discusses how the big players are handling regulations.

  • Just how much does that smoke break cost? Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:36 AM ET

    Smoke breaks may be costing employers more than they think, with U.K. businesses losing around $14.50 billion a year, according to a new study.

  • Big Tobacco merger could light up more dealmaking Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    A merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard would have benefits in their domestic market. It could also kick off more deals overseas.

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