• 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
    obesity over weight health

    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.

  • China considers ban on public smoking   Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    China considers ban on public smoking

    Ian Zaffino, Oppenheimer, looks at how China's ban may impact big tobacco companies in the U.S.

  • Smoke's out! Hospital says nope to those who smoke Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    OrthoColorado Hospital in LIttleton, CO., part of Centura Health.

    A major Colorado hospital system will refuse to hire anyone who uses tobacco products starting Jan. 1.

  • UPDATE 1-Marlboro HeatSticks on sale in Milan this week Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 19- Philip Morris International Inc, the world's largest tobacco company, plans to launch its new iQOS smokeless device and Marlboro HeatSticks in Milan, Italy on Thursday following a better-than-expected launch in Nagoya, Japan earlier this month. The burgeoning market for electronic cigarettes is a key battleground for Big Tobacco players such...

  • Happy holidays: Booze yes, smokes no   Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:08 PM ET
    Happy holidays: Booze yes, smokes no

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports which vice stocks are about to pop into the holiday season; "Fast Money" trader Tim Seymour, provides perspective.

  • *Swedish Match looks to expand snus in U.S. market. But the future for main manufacturer Swedish Match may hinge on efforts to convince U.S. authorities these small pouches, banned on health grounds in the rest of the European Union, are less harmful than most other tobacco products. "It could potentially be an important catalyst," Swedish Match CEO Lars Dahlgren...

  • LONDON, Nov 4- Imperial Tobacco Group said it would raise its dividend by at least 10 percent in the next year, signalling confidence that cost cuts will help it to cope with weak consumer spending and higher taxes that weighed on its annual profit. The company also recently floated a portion of its logistics business, Logista, on the Spanish stock exchange, raising...

  • UPDATE 1-Imperial Tobacco results hurt by destocking Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 3:36 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 4- Imperial Tobacco Group reported declines in full-year revenue and profit on Tuesday, hurt by currency exchange rates and a reduction of inventories in several markets. It has tackled this by cutting costs, including closing factories, resulting in over 60 million pounds of savings in the year to Sept. 30. Adjusted earnings per share fell 3 percent to...

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 30- India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming $3 billion global market.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Cigarette maker Reynolds American's proposal to buy smaller rival Lorillard Inc presents antitrust regulators with a conundrum: Their mandate is to prevent higher prices because of mergers, but U.S. public policy aims to make cigarettes more expensive to discourage smoking. Reynolds, the No. 2 U.S. cigarette maker, said in July it would buy No. 3...

  • Reynolds to adopt no smoking policy   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    Reynolds to adopt no smoking policy

    Reynolds American is creating a "no smoking" policy in the office, with the "Squawk on the Street" crew.

  • CVS CEO: Happy to say we are tobacco free   Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    CVS CEO: Happy to say we are tobacco free

    CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo sees CVS Health as a pharmacy innovation company that's helping people on the path to better health. Merlo weighs in on the company's corporate name change and the opportunity to play a bigger role in health care delivery.

  • CVS CEO defends ceasing tobacco sales Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    The nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

  • E-cigarettes may be forced out into cold Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    The stratospheric rise of vaping may be halted by increasing regulation.

  • State AGs urge stricter e-cig regulations: Report Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A woman uses an electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store in Miami.

    Twenty-nine state attorneys general have urged the FDA to impose stricter regulations on e-cigarettes,similar to those of traditional cigarettes.

  • Reynolds American CEO confident of merger approval Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    A pack of Camel cigarettes, manufactured by Reynolds American, is in a display rack in a newsstand in London.

    Susan Cameron is confident regulators will allow the tobacco giant to acquire Lorillard for $24.7 billion.

  • Reynolds CEO: Transforming the tobacco industry   Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    Reynolds CEO: Transforming the tobacco industry

    Susan Cameron, Reynolds American CEO, discusses the future of the tobacco industry and changing consumer preferences, with CNBC's Sara Eisen and Kelly Evans. Cameron is looking forward to a successful acquisition of Lorillard.

  • Big tobacco's $23B award unlikely to stand: Experts Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    A decision by a Florida jury to impose damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds is likely to be rejected or reduced on appeal, experts say.