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  • Big tobacco: Sorry. So, can we grow now? Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    New York's Times Square, circa 1940s.

    Tobacco companies that split apart to protect investors from litigation may consider reuniting, especially BAT and Reynolds American.

  • British American Tobacco builds global brand     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    British American Tobacco will soon be free to build on its 42 percent stake in Reynolds American Inc. But bankers say British American could also take interest in U.K. rival Imperial Tobacco Group if it can overcome antitrust hurdles in Europe. CNBC's John Jannarone explains.

  • The e-cig war: NYC to vote on ban     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    Miguel Martin, LOGIC Technology president, discusses the proposed legislation that would ban electronic cigarettes from restaurants, offices, and parks. Martin also addresses if there are chemicals in e-cigarettes.

  • Kevin Frija, CEO at Vapor Corp, says the FDA is unlikely to ban e-cigarettes but that regulations are needed "for clarity". Growth will continue even if they're treated as traditional cigarettes, he argues.

  • Want the best cigar of 2013? Be prepared to break the law Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    Cigar Aficionado just unveiled its No. 1 cigar of 2013 on CNBC, and it's beyond the reach of law-abiding U.S. citizens.

  • The No. 1 cigar of 2013 is ...     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    Gordon Mott, executive editor of Cigar Aficionado, showcases this year's top three cigars and explains why this is the "golden age" of cigars.

  • NYC may douse e-cigarettes in public spaces Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 2:44 PM ET
    Electronic cigarettes.

    The New York City Council on Wednesday held a hearing to debate banning e-cigarettes from public places.

  • iMarlboro: Philip Morris lights up e-cigarettes Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 2:04 PM ET
    Tobacco cigarette versus e-cigarette.

    Marlboro says it will get into the e-cigarette business in the second half of 2014 and raised its profits forecast for the next year.

  • Report: ATF lost $127 million worth of cigarettes Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 2:04 PM ET

    The agency responsible for policing tobacco sales couldn't provide proper records for $127 million worth of cigarettes used in undercover operations.

  • Why Southern cops fear a menthol cigarette ban Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    Current and ex-law enforcement officials warn that a menthol cigarette ban could spark a black market boom in the smokes.

  • E-cigarette sales are smoking hot at $1.7 billion Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    electronic cigarettes.

    The booming electronic cigarette market will approach nearly $2 billion by the end of 2013, a top tobacco analyst predicts.

  • Marijuana stock shills are blowing smoke, US warns Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.

  • Smoking e-cigs could cut tobacco use: Study Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 11:55 AM ET
    A woman holds her electronic cigarette at Vape New York, an electronic cigarette store in New York City.

    New research suggests that e-cigarettes might be able to encourage tobacco smokers to reduce their use of traditional cigarettes even when they don't want to quit.

  • Can tobacco companies adapt to e-cigarettes?     Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Erik Bloomquist, senior analyst at Berenberg, comments on the rise of e-cigarettes and what it mean for traditional tobacco companies.

  • If you want to earn more money, quit smoking Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:24 PM ET

    Got a cigarette habit? New research shows what's going up in smoke could be your earnings potential—unless you quit.

  • FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes.

  • Tobacco flavored vodka?     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    Tony Elward, International Spirit, explains his crazy concoction.

  • A check on tobacco stocks     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    Philip Morris International's Q2 profits fell 8 percent, as it shipped fewer cigarettes. Tobacco analyst Bonnie Herzog of Wells Fargo Securities, offers insight.

  • E-cigarette's Wild West: A push before FDA rules Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Makers of electronic cigarettes are enjoying a booming market as they keep an eye on the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release proposed regulations this fall.

  • In yet another Obamacare delay, smokers get a break Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 5:49 AM ET

    Smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Obama's health law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.