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  • The FDA issued the guidelines to help clarify what changes require regulatory approval under the 2009 Tobacco Control Act. The guidelines go far beyond that authority, the plaintiffs said, by requiring FDA authorization to make any labeling changes that would render a product already on the market "distinct," like a name change. Although the FDA has framed the...

  • The FDA gained authority to regulate tobacco in 2009, including the power to pre-review new tobacco products that are significantly different from older ones already on the market. Last month the agency issued guidelines intended to help manufacturers determine which new products require FDA review. But the tobacco makers allege that the FDA is asserting...

  • WASHINGTON— Government advisers recommended against a proposal by Swedish Match to market its smokeless tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes and other tobacco products. Swedish Match has asked the FDA to drop those warnings from its U.S. offerings, including brands such as Longhorn, Timber Wolf and General snus. Stockholm- based Swedish Match also...

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  • WASHINGTON, April 2- In a decision that could reshape U.S. tobacco regulation, a health advisory panel will vote next week on whether Swedish Match AB, a Stockholm- based maker of smokeless tobacco products known as snus, can claim they are less harmful than cigarettes. The closely watched vote could pave the way for the first Food and Drug Administration approval...

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  • That's much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette packs in the United States. Nicotine can increase your heart rate and blood pressure and cause dizziness, nausea and stomach pain, "says MarkTen, a leading brand in the United States. There is no required health warning on electronic cigarettes in the United States, so "we had to do what we thought was...

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    There are nine companies that have reported return on equity last calendar year of an impressive 60 or higher. USA Today reports.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Three major U.S. tobacco companies- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, Lorillard Inc and Altria Group's Philip Morris USA- will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking, according to an announcement from plaintiffs' lawyers on Wednesday. The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida by smokers...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Three major U.S. tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, Lorillard Inc and Altria Group's Philip Morris USA will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking, according to an announcement from plaintiffs' lawyers on Wednesday. The agreement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida...

  • Prices jump on GDP growth wobble Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    Yields on longer-dated U.S. Treasurys sank after a key reading on the U.S. economy showed growth slowed more than expected in the fourth-quarter.

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

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  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Washington state could become the only U.S. state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18 under a measure proposed on Wednesday by its top law enforcement official. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths annually, or one of every five deaths overall,...

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  • While precise figures are not available, the American Red Cross and its U.S. affiliates have received at least $12 million from tobacco companies such as Altria Group, Reynolds American and Philip Morris International since 2001, according to Red Cross tax records and tobacco company press releases and annual reports. An American Red Cross spokeswoman,...

  • Stock up 15,000%. But run may be over: Technician Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
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    Altria has returned 15,000 percent since 1980, but according to Sterne Agee's Carter Worth, the incredible run might be over.