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  • Aug 27- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong demand for candy, snacks and tobacco products. Dollar General had about 12,000 stores as of May 1. Dollar General, which has said that it would speed up store openings this year, on Thursday reiterated the full-year...

  • Should doctors prescribe e-cigarettes? Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:38 AM ET

    E-cigarettes could be prescribed as part of the UK's National Health Service as they are around 95% less harmful than smoking, health officials say.

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Health officials in Britain have for the first time endorsed e-cigarettes, saying they are 95 percent safer than tobacco equivalents and even suggesting doctors should be able to prescribe the "game-changing" devices to smokers trying to quit. Governments from California to India have tried to regulate their use more strictly, many fearing they...

  • Good news for e-cig smokers Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Good news for e-cig smokers

    A Britain Department of Health Study finds that smoking e-cigarettes is 95% less dangerous than smoking tobacco.

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain's Department of Health said on Wednesday. E-cigarettes, tobacco-free devices people use to inhale nicotine-laced vapour, have surged in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic but health...

  • Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    The study doesn't prove that electronic cigarettes are a "gateway drug" but some doctors say it bolsters arguments that the devices should be strictly regulated as proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. Nancy Rigotti, director of a tobacco research and treatment center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her commentary and the study were both...

  • *Philip Morris had aimed to raise at least $1 bln by cutting stake. JAKARTA, Aug 13- Philip Morris- owned Indonesia cigarette maker Sampoerna is planning a rights issue that will raise nearly $2 billion to meet stock exchange free-float rules, in what will be the Southeast Asian nation's biggest share sale in seven years. Sources previously said that Philip Morris...

  • Aug 4- U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp estimated current-quarter profit below analysts' expectations, hurt by pressure from reimbursement rates and lower customer traffic after the company stopped selling tobacco products. The company forecast adjusted profit of $1.27- $1.30 per share for the third quarter. The company also raised the lower...

  • LONDON, July 29- British American Tobacco expects its legal challenge to the implementation of "plain packaging" of tobacco in Britain to be heard in court in December, with possible final resolution by the end of 2016, a senior executive said. Britain adopted a law in March that would prohibit tobacco products from being sold with any branding, colours or logos.

  • LONDON, July 29- British American Tobacco, the world's No. 2 cigarette company, reported better-than-expected performance for the second quarter, helped by cost savings and market share gains. Shares in the company, which makes Dunhill and Lucky Strike cigarettes, were up 2.8 percent at 0718 GMT. Looking just at the second quarter, RBC Capital Markets analysts...

  • LONDON, July 29- British American Tobacco, the world's No. 2 cigarette company, reported lower revenue for the first half of the year, hurt by currency fluctuations and people cutting back on smoking. All big tobacco companies are grappling with falling sales in many markets due to increasing regulation, higher taxes, economic weakness and growing health...

  • RAI CEO: Very excited about growth prospects Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    RAI CEO: Very excited about growth prospects

    Reynolds American shares hit an all-time high today on news of a 2 for 1 stock split and increased quarterly dividendSDiscussing the tobacco company's earnings, with Susan Cameron, Reynolds American president and CEO.

  • The United States, New Zealand and Australia are pushing hard for Canada to open up its protected dairy market and allow more imports, complaining that the country has not given its trade partners a sign it is ready to talk and even mulling a TPP without Canada. Sugar refiner Imperial Sugar Co, part of Louis Dreyfus Commodities, says Australia should be allowed to...

  • Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Plc, JTI-Macdonald Corp, part of Japan Tobacco Inc, and Rothmans, Benson& Hedges Inc- a subsidiary of Philip Morris International- had originally been ordered by a lower court judge to deposit the amount in trust with their attorneys.

  • Philip Morris expands e-cigarette deal with Altria Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    LONDON, July 16- Philip Morris International and its American counterpart Altria Group announced on Thursday an expansion of their agreement on e-cigarettes to include research and development, as the market for tobacco alternatives continues to evolve. The companies, which split from each other in 2008, said in 2013 that Philip Morris would have the...

  • More than a dozen AGs, including those in New York, California, Indiana and Ohio, are using new state and local laws- some of which they helped craft- to put pressure on the industry at all levels, from neighborhood vape shops to big tobacco companies like Altria Group and Reynolds American Inc.. "The key is to avoid another generation being addicted to nicotine,"...

  • CVS quits Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    CVS quits Chamber of Commerce

    CVS Health quits the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over a dispute about tobacco.

  • July 7- CVS Health Corp said it was withdrawing its membership from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce after media reports that the trade group was lobbying globally against anti-smoking laws. The No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain said it was "surprised" to read recent reports on the chamber's position on tobacco products outside the United States. The New York Times reported...

  • June 30- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is seeking additional data and comments on liquid nicotine as it considers warning the public about the dangers of its exposure amid a rise in electronic cigarette use. More Americans are using e-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, a Reuters/ Ipsos poll showed in June.

  • Philip Morris International Inc has hired more than 400 scientists and technical staff at its research facility in Neuchatel, Switzerland, including toxicologists, chemists, biologists, biostatisticians and regulatory affairs experts. Altria Group Inc, makers of Marlboro, has recruited dozens of scientific and healthcare experts, as have independent...