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Food and Beverage Tobacco

  • Marlboro cigarettes, a product of Philip Morris International

    Previously unreported letters to the trade minister warn "discriminatory" and "protectionist" proposals would be a blow to its plans.

  • *Philip Morris pushing India not to change foreign funding norms. In previously unreported letters from Philip Morris to the trade minister and an influential government think-tank, the U.S.-based company said the "discriminatory" and "protectionist" proposals would represent a blow to its plans to launch new products and make further investments in India.

  • Here's why farmers won't stop growing tobacco

    The World Health Organization says farmers face hurdles when switching from tobacco to alternative crops.

  • *Philip Morris, BAT also have agreements in China. The joint venture, Global Horizon Ventures Limited, will be based in Hong Kong and link Imperial with CNTC subsidiary Yunnan Tobacco, which controls over one-fifth of the Chinese market. Imperial said the joint venture will expand Imperial's West and Davidoff brands in China, and Yunnan's Jade and Horizon brands...

  • An indigenous woman works at a tobacco field near the Sangu River at Thanchi on January 2, 2017 in Bandarban, Bangladesh.  Tobacco cultivation has been found to destroy soil fertility and groundwater resources.

    Crop diversification can lower smoking rates in low-income countries, but it's hard pitch to sell to farmers, according to the WHO.

  • LONDON, Jan 5- British American Tobacco has quit plans to market a nicotine inhaler called Voke to focus on consumer items like e-cigarettes rather than health products. The move reins in BAT's earlier, very diversified approach to cigarette alternatives, which are being pursued by all big listed tobacco companies including Philip Morris International and...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- British American Tobacco has quit plans to market a nicotine inhaler it was working on to focus on consumer items like e-cigarettes rather than health products. Voke has been approved by Britain's drug regulator as the first e-cigarette- like product of its kind to be medically prescribed for people trying to quit smoking. BAT, which is in talks on a...

  • Calpers sells tobacco stocks

    Thomas Russo, Gardner, Russo & Gardner LLC parner, and Brian Milligan, Ave Maria Growth Fund co-manager, weigh in on Calpers' ban on tobacco investments.

  • The nation's largest public pension fund embarked on an extensive review of tobacco earlier this year, after a Wilshire Associates report estimated the exclusion of tobacco had cost the fund about $3 billion between 2001 and 2014. That was a considerably larger portfolio impact than CalPERS' other divested assets, such as Iran, Sudan and certain...

  • The nation's largest public pension fund embarked on an extensive review of tobacco earlier this year, after a Wilshire Associates report estimated the exclusion of tobacco had cost $2 billion to $3 billion. That was a considerably larger impact to the portfolio than CalPERS' other divested assets, such as Iran, Sudan and certain firearms-related companies.

  • The nation's largest public pension fund embarked on an extensive review of tobacco earlier this year, after a Wilshire Associates report estimated the exclusion of tobacco had cost $2 billion to $3 billion. That was a considerably larger impact to the portfolio than CalPERS' other divested assets, such as Iran, Sudan and certain firearms-related companies.

  • The nation's largest public pension fund embarked on an extensive review of tobacco earlier this year, after a Wilshire Associates report estimated the exclusion of tobacco had cost $2 billion to $3 billion. That was a considerably larger impact to the portfolio than CalPERS' other divested assets, such as Iran, Sudan and certain firearms-related companies.

  • Dec 14- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration left open the door on Wednesday for Swedish Match AB to claim its snus smokeless tobacco products represent a substantially lower risk to health than cigarettes. The FDA said evidence showed the products could cause gum disease and tooth loss. "There doesn't seem to be a disagreement between the company and the FDA as...

  • Dec 14- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration left open the door on Wednesday for Swedish Match AB to claim its snus smokeless tobacco products represent a substantially lower risk to health than cigarettes. The FDA said evidence shows the products can cause gum disease and tooth loss. "There doesn't seem to be a disagreement between the company and the FDA as to...

  • Dec 14- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it denied Swedish Match AB's request to remove a currently required warning stating that its eight smokeless tobacco products can cause gum disease and tooth loss. The FDA authorized the sale of eight smokeless tobacco products known as "snus" under its "General" brand by Swedish Match last year.

  • The privately owned companies- Swisher International Inc, Cheyenne International LLC, Prime Time International Co and Southern Cross Tobacco Co Inc- are selling the products under brands such as "Swisher Sweets", "Cheyenne", "Prime Time" and "Criss-Cross" in youth-appealing flavors such as grape, wild cherry and strawberry, the FDA said. "Flavored cigarettes appeal...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The U.S. surgeon general in a report released on Thursday called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group. Vivek Murthy, the country's top doctor, in the first Surgeon General's report on e-cigarettes use among...

  • U.S. bans e-cigarettes from checked baggage over fire risks.

    The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group. The nation's top doctor, Vivek Murthy, weighing in on the subject for the first time since e-cigarette use took off, said young...

  • If approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company's iQOS device could give it a significant marketing advantage over alternatives to tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, which are not allowed to make such a claim. "We are encouraged by the timeliness of PM's first FDA application submission... We continue to believe iQOS is a...