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Food and Beverage Tobacco


  • Reynolds rumored to acquire Lorillard Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:39 AM ET
    Reynolds rumored to acquire Lorillard

    Nik Modi, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the outlook on the tobacco industry and e-cigarettes.

  • Reynolds, Lorillard in advanced merger talks: Report Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    Reynolds is in talks to buy Lorillard in a three-way transaction that could see British American Tobacco take a major role to back a potential merger.

  • Faber Report: Tobacco consolidation coming Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:41 AM ET
    Faber Report: Tobacco consolidation coming

    Wells Fargo's Bonnie Herzog thinks a Lorillard-Reynolds merger would make a profitable combination, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • E-cig sales to stay smokin' hot amid new FDA rules Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    The electronic cigarette industry reacted positively to proposed FDA regulations which could bring further legitimacy to the nicotine vapor devices.

  • FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:45 AM ET
    FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations

    The FDA is considering new rules for e-cigarettes that are similar to those that currently govern tobacco products, reports NBC's Tom Costello.

  • Buzz kill: Feds lay down laws for e-cigarettes Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:30 AM ET
    A woman smokes an e-cigarette.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed asserting its authority over new tobacco products on Thursday.

  • Passenger claims Air Canada let man 'vape' onboard Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Air Canada plane

    A man may have been allowed to use an electronic cigarette on a flights from Calgary to Toronto.

  • Even the government can't stop this industry Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:20 PM ET

    More than two dozen attorneys general are asking drug chains to pull cigarettes from their shelves. But, Lorillard just got upgraded by Goldman Sachs.

  • Diagnosing the Affordable Care Act: CEO Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:51 AM ET
    Diagnosing the Affordable Care Act: CEO

    We expected to see some lumps and bumps in the rollout, says George Barrett, Cardinal Health CEO, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discussing how Obamacare is prompting change within the health care industry.

  • 28 attorneys general urge retailers to drop tobacco Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Attorneys general is 28 states urged Wal-mart and four other retailers to stop selling tobacco products. They said they should not be sold in health stores.

  • Lorillard owns the e-cig market : Trader Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    Lorillard owns the e-cig market : Trader

    Lorillard is trading higher after a Goldman upgrade. Fast Money traders Pete Najarian and Josh Brown debate their position on the tobacco company.

  • LA restricts e-cigarettes Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    LA places restrictions on e-cigarettes

    Los Angeles is the latest city to restrict the use of e-cigarettes in public places. Miguel Martin, Logic Technology Development president, says the e-cigarette business is currently $2 billion, and discusses how the big players are handling regulations.

  • Just how much does that smoke break cost? Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:36 AM ET
    smoking cigarette

    Smoke breaks may be costing employers more than they think, with U.K. businesses losing around $14.50 billion a year, according to a new study.

  • Big Tobacco merger could light up more dealmaking Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    A merger between Reynolds American and Lorillard would have benefits in their domestic market. It could also kick off more deals overseas.

  • Taking advantage of grey e-cig rules: Pro Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Tobacco firms taking advantage of grey e-cig regulation: Pro

    Elaine Coverley, head of equity research at Brewin Dolphin, says companies are taking advantage of the uncertain regulation in the e-cigarette sector by advertising.

  • 'Inconsistent' to sell cigarettes to consumers: CVS chairman

    Dave Dorman, CVS Caremark chairman of the board, weighs in on why he is not "surprised" by the weak jobs number, and defends his company's decision to stop selling tobacco products to customers at CVS.

  • FOMC not swayed by a single number: Fisher Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    FOMC not swayed by a single number: Fisher

    Richard Fisher, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president, weighs in on the weak jobs number and the likelihood of the Fed interrupting its tapering program. Also Dave Dorman, CVS Caremark chairman of the board, weighs in on the employment picture.

  • Dollar General could profit from CVS: Pro Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 4:41 PM ET
    Dollar General could profit from CVS: Pro

    Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, looks at who will profit from CVS's decision to stop the sale of tobacco products.

  • CVS to remove cigarettes and tobacco Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    CVS to remove cigarettes and tobacco

    Beginning October 1st, CVS will no longer sell tobacco products in any store. NBC's Tom Costello reports CVS wants to be an extension of your doctor's office.

  • Cramer: Why CVS' tobacco move hurts shareholders Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he thinks CVS' move to end tobacco sales could only work in a fantasy world.