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  • Marlboro maker Altria's profit more than doubles Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Altria

    Marlboro maker Altria's profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter on higher cigarette prices and lower costs for paying down debt.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- When Marty Weinstein decided to quit smoking, he took a friend's advice and tried electronic cigarettes rather than government-approved nicotine replacement products. E-cigarette makers in the United States are barred from explicitly marketing the products as smoking cessation devices, but have found ways to appeal legally to smokers who...

  • Jan 28- Camel cigarettes maker Reynolds American Inc's shareholders approved its $25 billion acquisition of Newport menthol cigarette maker Lorillard Inc, a deal that would combine the No.2 and No.3 U.S. cigarette companies. A combination of Reynolds and Lorillard would create an entity that would control about 40 percent of the U.S. cigarettes market.

  • Reynolds American shareholders approve to buy Lorillard Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    Jan 28- Camel cigarettes maker Reynolds American Inc's shareholders approved its $25 billion acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc.. The proposed deal, which was announced last July, has attracted intense antitrust scrutiny as it seeks to combine the No.2 and No.3 U.S. cigarette makers. About 451 million of Reynolds' outstanding shares were voted in...

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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
    Tobacco smoking cigarette

    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
    Tobacco up nearly 6% this year

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

  • 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...

  • 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
    Year of the 'vape?'

    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
    And the No. 1 cigar for 2014 is.....

    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.

  • Health report card: Less smoking, too much eating Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
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    Life expectancy is up, smoking is down, and obesity rates are on the rise again according to the new edition of America's Health Rankings.