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  • WASHINGTON, March 11- Law professors from across the United States urged lawmakers to keep rules to protect foreign investors out of trade pacts on Wednesday, warning they would give big companies too much power. United Nations figures show investor-state claims have jumped since 2002, with high-profile cases such as a challenge by tobacco company Philip...

  • LONDON, March 11- Britain's parliament approved legislation on Wednesday to ban branding on cigarette packs, drawing immediate threats of legal action from the country's $29 billion tobacco industry. "We want all children in our country to grow up free from the burden of disease that tobacco brings," Public Health Minister Jane Ellison said in a statement,...

  • Push against investment rules in trade deals picks up Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 11- Law professors from around the United States on Wednesday urged lawmakers to keep rules to protect foreign investors out of trade pacts, warning they would give big companies too much power. United Nations figures show investor-state claims jumped since 2002, with high-profile cases such as a challenge by tobacco company Philip...

  • Vote to ban branded cigarette packs sparks row Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    An illustration of how a UK cigarette packet would look if the plain packaging regulations were introduced.

    British politicians are expected to approve laws to enforce plain, standardized packaging for cigarettes.

  • LONDON, March 11- Britain's parliament approved legislation on Wednesday to ban branding on cigarette packs, drawing immediate threats of legal action from the country's $29 billion tobacco industry. "We want all children in our country to grow up free from the burden of disease that tobacco brings," Public Health Minister Jane Ellison said in a statement,...

  • Carlos Slim to retire from Phillip Morris board Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 7:12 AM ET
    Billionaire Carlos Slim speaks during an event announcing an alliance between his philanthropic foundation and the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Phillip Morris International on Wednesday announced that Carlos Slim will retire from its board of directors in May.

  • Tobacco giants settle smoking lawsuits for $100M Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Tobacco smoking cigarette

    Three major U.S. tobacco companies will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking.

  • Reynolds America CEO: Fantastic Q4 Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Reynolds America CEO: Fantastic Q4

    Discussing Reynolds America's "fantastic" 4th quarter and strong year overall, with CEO Susan Cameron.

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance Vice Average Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Casino gambling

    This list represents the largest capital commitments raised by private U.S. companies actively listed on equity crowdfunding platforms.

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

    Marlboro maker Altria's profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter on higher cigarette prices and lower costs for paying down debt.

  • Here's what $100 gets you in Cuba Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    A woman lights a hand-rolled cigar.

    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 up to $2M over your life: Report Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Tobacco smoking cigarette

    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.

  • Tobacco up nearly 6% this year Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Tobacco up nearly 6% this year

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the positive moves in tobacco stocks.

  • More smokers, hoping to quit, turn to vaporizers Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Ilona Orshansky, owner of Brooklyn Vaper, uses a vaporizer, also known as an e-cigarette, in her shop in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    Curious consumers and smokers hoping to kick the cigarette habit are pushing the growth of vaping.

  • Year of the 'vape?' Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    Year of the 'vape?'

    Vaporizers allow marijuana and nicotine users to consume discreetly with no odor, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • Smoke 'em if you got 'em: Cuban cigars are coming Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    Cuban cigar production at the H. Upmann cigar factory in Havana.

    U.S. smokers and cigar companies are welcoming the prospect of being able to get their hands on "Cubans" openly.

  • And the No. 1 cigar for 2014 is..... Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    And the No. 1 cigar for 2014 is.....

    David Savona, Cigar Aficionado executive editor, reveals the number one cigar of 2014 and discusses how Cuban cigars could impact the industry.

  • Viva cigars! Easing of Cuba trade would be 'huge' Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    A woman smokes a cigar during the XVI Havana Cigar Festival in Havana last February.

    The end of the embargo is big news for cigar lovers, but it's not likely that Americans will be firing up right away.

  • Health report card: Less smoking, too much eating Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    obesity over weight health

    Life expectancy is up, smoking is down, and obesity rates are on the rise again according to the new edition of America's Health Rankings.

  • China considers ban on public smoking Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    China considers ban on public smoking

    Ian Zaffino, Oppenheimer, looks at how China's ban may impact big tobacco companies in the U.S.