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.» Read More
Andrew Hyland, scientific principal investigator on the study and chair of the department of health behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, said they may be transitioning away from cigarettes, or they may be becoming more entrenched. "We were struck by the proportion of users that engaged in polyuse," Mitch Zeller, head of the Food and Drug Administration's...
LONDON, Feb 26- British American Tobacco, the world's second-largest cigarette maker, said on Thursday it would take action against the UK government if it enacts a plan to put cigarettes in "plain packaging". The UK parliament is expected to vote on regulations to ban branding on cigarette packs before it is dissolved on March 30, in preparation for the general...
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...
Three major U.S. tobacco companies will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking.
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...
DUBLIN, Feb 17- Ireland is to proceed with plans for a law requiring tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in plain packets, legislation that has prompted a threat of legal action from Japan Tobacco International. Ireland said in 2013 it wanted to become the first country in the European Union to ban branding on cigarette packages. Australia introduced a ban a few...
LONDON, Feb 12- Imperial Tobacco Group reported a 4 percent decline in underlying tobacco volumes for its fiscal first quarter, in line with its broader markets, and stood by its outlook for the year. It blamed the timing of price increases, reduced trading in Iraq and lower sales of mass-market cigars in the United States ahead of a brand relaunch.
Discussing Reynolds America's "fantastic" 4th quarter and strong year overall, with CEO Susan Cameron.
Hamburg, 59, is one of the longest-serving FDA commissioners in the modern era. In a note to staff, Hamburg said it was "with very mixed emotions" that she planned to step down at the end of March and that her tenure as FDA chief "has been the most rewarding of my career." Stephen Ostroff, the FDA's chief scientist, will fill Hamburg's position until a new commissioner is...
FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Yao declined to comment. Hamburg, 59, is one of the longest-serving FDA commissioners in the modern era. Stephen Ostroff, the FDA's chief scientist, will fill Hamburg's position until a new commissioner is named, said a second person familiar with the matter.
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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 rules allow U.S. travelers to bring back $100 worth of rum and cigars from Cuba. So how far does $100 bucks go in Havana?
Smoking costs the average smoker at least $1.1 million over a lifetime, according to a new analysis, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the positive moves in tobacco stocks.
Curious consumers and smokers hoping to kick the cigarette habit are pushing the growth of vaping.
Vaporizers allow marijuana and nicotine users to consume discreetly with no odor, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers.
U.S. smokers and cigar companies are welcoming the prospect of being able to get their hands on "Cubans" openly.
David Savona, Cigar Aficionado executive editor, reveals the number one cigar of 2014 and discusses how Cuban cigars could impact the industry.
The end of the embargo is big news for cigar lovers, but it's not likely that Americans will be firing up right away.