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  • U.S. lawmakers urge ban on e-cigarettes on airplanes Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 10- E-cigarette use should be banned on domestic flights and those to or from the United States, seven U.S. senators said on Tuesday in a letter urging the Department of Transportation to finalize rules proposed almost three years ago.

  • *Logista value could be circa 1.1 bln stg- analyst. LONDON, June 10- Imperial Tobacco Group plans to list its European logistics division Logista on the Spanish stock market, the British company said on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, June 10- Imperial Tobacco Group is to seek a listing for its European logistics division Logista on the Spanish stock market, the British company said on Tuesday, as it focuses on its core cigarettes business.

  • LONDON, June 10- Imperial Tobacco Group is to seek a listing for its European logistics division Logista on the Spanish stock market, the British company said on Tuesday, as it focuses on its core cigarettes business.

  • Critics cry foul over lawmaker's sudden departure Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
    Virginia State Sen. Phillip Puckett, D-Russell

    Virginia state Sen. Phillip Puckett's resignation may bring new jobs for him and his daughter, but has angered fellow Democrats.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a series of appeals filed mainly by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co seeking to overturn Florida court rulings worth more than $70 million in favor of customers who sued over injuries associated with smoking.

  • FDA puts value on pleasure lost from e-cig rules Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 8:48 AM ET
    A person smokes an E-cigarette

    In the midst of e-cigarette regulation decisions, the FDA has included lost consumer enjoyment from less smoking in cost-benefit analysis.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- As U.S. health regulators consider what rules to impose on electronic cigarettes, in their tally of costs and benefits they have placed a value on the lost pleasure consumers may suffer if they used the products less or not at all.

  • Traditional e-cigarettes lose steam to vaporizers Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    E-cigarette sales at US convenience stores fell for the first time, underlining a shift to larger, cheaper devices, the FT reports.

  • LONDON, May 29- A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

  • Top scientists warn WHO not to stub out e-cigarettes Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON, May 29- A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardise a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

  • Sold! Boutique hotel chain buys tobacco building Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 3:02 PM ET
    The headquarters of Reynolds American Inc., right, and the Reynolds Building, former headquarters of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., left, stand in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    The prototype for the Empire State Building will turn into a hotel and luxury apartments next year.

  • MOSCOW, May 28- Russia may introduce minimum cigarette pricing as early as next year to curb smoking in a further restriction on the $20 billion market, business daily Vedomosti reported on Wednesday. Currently the cheapest pack of cigarettes in Russia sells at 39 roubles.

  • World Health Org seeks 50% hike in tobacco taxes Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    The World Health Organization called Tuesday for a hike in tobacco taxes to encourage smokers to quit and nonsmokers from starting.

  • May 25- Some of the leading U.S. producers of electronic cigarettes are moving their manufacturing to the United States from China in response to growing concern about quality and the prospect of tighter federal regulations.

  • Reynolds American, Lorillard deal up in smoke?     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Reynolds American and Lorillard are allegedly in advanced talks about a merger. CNBC's John Jannarone digs into the likelihood of this deal.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- An acquisition of U.S. cigarette-maker Lorillard Inc by Reynolds American Inc could face a bumpy road with antitrust regulators, experts said, with some predicting the deal could be blocked outright and others saying it could only go through with significant divestitures.

  • Lorillard down amid merger talks     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew weigh in on the potential merger between tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard.

  • Reynolds rumored to acquire Lorillard     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    Nik Modi, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the outlook on the tobacco industry and e-cigarettes.

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Reynolds American Inc is in active discussions to buy Lorillard Inc in a complicated, three-way transaction that could see British American Tobacco PLC take a major role to back a potential merger, according to people familiar with the matter.