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  • LUXEMBOURG/ LONDON, May 4- Europe's highest court on Wednesday upheld a tough EU law on standardising cigarette packaging and banning advertising of e-cigarettes, paving the way for its adoption this month. The EU Court of Justice's rejection of a legal challenge brought by Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, could weigh on profits for...

  • *India's top court grants no stay on tobacco packaging rules. NEW DELHI, May 4- India's Supreme Court on Wednesday said the tobacco industry must adhere to federal rules requiring stringent health warnings on cigarette packs, in a major setback for the $11 billion industry that opposes the new policy. The tobacco industry "should not violate any rule prevailing...

  • E-cigs a competitive market: Imperial Brands CFO

    Oliver Tant, CFO of Imperial Brands, talks about the company's earnings, the demand for tobacco and the e-cigarette sector.

  • NEW DELHI, May 4- India's Supreme Court on Wednesday told the tobacco industry to adhere to rules requiring stringent health warnings on cigarette packs, but ordered a state high court to hear all pleas challenging the same. Smoking kills more than 1 million people a year in India, according to BMJ Global Health. The World Health Organization says...

  • Doctors urging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes

    A British medical group say electronic cigarettes can help 'prevent almost all the harm from smoking.'

  • Smokers looking to quit tobacco should switch to e-cigarettes, despite the product's controversy, a U.K. medical body has advised.

  • NEW DELHI, April 16- India's biggest cigarette maker ITC Ltd said it would resume production at its factories "consequent upon" a favourable court order, two weeks after it decided to shutter its plants over the government's stringent new packaging rules. India ordered that from April 1, 85 percent of a cigarette pack's surface had to be covered in health warnings,...

  • *Local association challenges rules in Supreme Court. JAIPUR, India, April 14- India's tobacco industry has sought to delay strict new health warning rules by appealing to the country's highest court, a move anti-smoking activists say could backfire given that the court has ruled against cigarette makers in the past. That tactic worked in India in 2010, when the...

  • *India orders implementation of new cigarette pack warnings. NEW DELHI, April 5- India's health ministry has ordered government agencies to enforce a new rule for bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, stepping up a fight against the country's $10 billion cigarette industry that has shut down its factories in protest. Smoking kills about 1 million people...

  • Cigarette dispensary

    "CalPERS has been reviewing changes to its divestment policy," said a spokesman.

  • *India wants warnings on 85 pct of a cigarette pack's surface. NEW DELHI, April 1- Indian cigarette makers including ITC Ltd, part-owned by British American Tobacco, suspended production on Friday over what they said was ambiguity in the government's new health warning rules for packs, a leading industry body said. India was last year forced to delay...

  • NEW DELHI, April 1- Indian cigarette makers have shut their factories from Friday due to ambiguity over new warning rules on packs, a leading industry lobby group said on Friday. The Tobacco Institute of India, which says its members account for 98 percent of local sales of duty-paid cigarettes, said in a statement it estimated the production halt would cause the...

  • SCANDINAVIA

    A new index lists the countries with the most punitive rules and taxes in Europe on cigarettes, alcohol and unhealthy foods.

  • TOKYO, March 29- Two tobacco giants are seeing strong demand for their reboots of the e-cigarette in Japan, with Philip Morris International twice postponing a nationwide rollout and Japan Tobacco suspending shipments- both due to supply shortages. Japan has become a key testing ground for the two companies and their new, real tobacco e-smokes as they grapple...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with whether a lawsuit filed by European Union countries accusing cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds in 2002 of directing a decade-long scheme from the United States that involved the smuggling of illegal narcotics into Europe by Colombian and Russian crime groups, the laundering of proceeds from the...

  • The "Fast Money" traders deliver their final trades of the day.

  • The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • Wells Fargo top pick: Philip Morris

    Philip Morris hits new highs after being named top pick at Wells Fargo. Bonnie Herzog, senior analyst for Wells Fargo, explains.

  • Woman smoking from an E-Cigarette

    Electronic battery explosions are increasing in frequency, leaving people with third-degree burns and scars, NBC News reports.

  • The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.