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Food and Beverage Tobacco

  • NEW DELHI, July 22- The state government in India's capital told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply. The order, sent by Delhi state's chief tobacco control officer S. K. Arora, comes days after Reuters reported that...

  • NEW DELHI, July 21- India plans to seek an explanation from Philip Morris International Inc about its marketing practices after Reuters reported that the tobacco giant used tactics that government officials say flout the country's law, a health ministry official said on Friday. Philip Morris advertises Marlboro cigarettes, the worlds best-selling brand, at...

  • *Home Depot fall weighs on Dow, S&P. *Sears soars after Amazon deal to sell Kenmore appliances. July 20- U.S. stocks traded little changed in late morning session on Thursday, struggling to hold on to the record highs on the S&P and the Nasdaq, weighed by a drop in consumer discretionary stocks and disappointing earnings by some big names.

  • *Abbott up after raising full-year profit forecast. *AmEx, Travelers fall after posting drop in profit. July 20- U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading on Thursday after the S&P and the Nasdaq touched all-time highs as earnings from some big names disappointed.

  • *Abbott up after raising full-year profit forecast. July 20- U.S. stock indexes looked set to open higher on Thursday, a day after all three major indexes closed at record highs, as investors waited for earnings to sustain the rally in technology stocks. The S&P 500 tech sector, which has been the best performing sector this year, broke its previous record closing...

  • GENEVA, July 19- The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan which has a stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, should "firewall" their...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— The Latest on London- based British American Tobacco's purchase of Reynolds American Inc., the second-largest U.S. cigarette company:. Shareholders of British American Tobacco and Reynolds American Inc. support merging into the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company. Shareholders of British American Tobacco and Reynolds American...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— The consolidation of Big Tobacco companies looking as much to nicotine replacements and e-cigarettes for revenues as traditional smokes continued Wednesday with what will become the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company. Shareholders approved British American Tobacco taking over Winston-Salem, North Carolina- based Reynolds...

  • NEW DELHI, July 18- S. K. Arora spent more than three years trudging through the Indian summer heat and monsoon rains to inspect tobacco kiosks across this sprawling megacity, tearing down cigarette advertisements and handing out fines to store owners for putting them up. In official letters and face-to-face meetings, he told them India's tobacco control laws...

  • NEW DELHI/ LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 13- Philip Morris International Inc is waging a secret campaign to subvert the World Health Organization's anti-smoking treaty, which was designed to save lives by curbing tobacco use, a Reuters investigation published today reveals. In one of the largest-ever tobacco industry leaks, internal Philip Morris...

  • NEW DELHI/ LAUSANNE, Switzerland July 13- A group of cigarette company executives stood in the lobby of a drab convention center near New Delhi last November. In fact, executives from the largest publicly traded tobacco firm had flown in from around the world to New Delhi for the anti-tobacco meeting. Philip Morris International would soon be holding secret...

  • The legislation approved Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market. The development comes as the Trump administration has delayed enforcement of the new FDA rule and the e-cigarette industry is hopeful that efforts to roll...

  • CAIRO, July 12- Egypt's top cigarette maker Eastern Co raised the prices of some of its popular cheap cigarettes on Wednesday because of increasing production costs, Chairman Mohammed Othman Haroun told Reuters. The move comes a few days after Egypt hiked value-added tax, electricity and fuel prices, part of a reform programme aimed at reviving the economy...

  • LONDON, June 30- Cigarette maker Philip Morris International thinks its iQOS heated tobacco product can make Britain smoke-free in the coming years, an executive said on Friday. Since iQOS was launched in the UK in December, Philip Morris has found that about 70 percent of people that use it are able to give up conventional cigarettes, Peter Nixon, its UK and...

  • LONDON, June 30- Cigarette maker Philip Morris International thinks its iQOS smokeless tobacco product can make Britain a country of non-smokers in coming years, an executive said on Friday. Since iQOS was launched in the UK in December, Philip Morris has found that about 70 percent of users are able to give up cigarettes, Peter Nixon, its UK and Ireland managing...

  • *Aviva to sell about 1 bln pounds of debt, equity assets. Third-party funds to still hold tobacco assets. LONDON, June 20- Aviva, Britain's biggest life insurer, is selling about 1 billion pounds worth of bonds and shares it holds in tobacco companies, joining a global campaign to divest from the industry.

  • LONDON, June 13- Tobacco company Imperial Brands has named an expert in medicinal cannabis to its board of directors, it said on Tuesday, the latest example of tobacco companies moving beyond their traditional products. The maker of Gauloises and Winston cigarettes said it had appointed Simon Langelier, chairman of PharmaCielo Ltd, to its board on June 12.

  • *President Joko Widodo has yet to decide about bill. JAKARTA, June 1- A proposed Indonesian tobacco law will roll back regulations to discourage smoking in a country that already has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and open the floodgates to advertising aimed at teenagers, a health ministry official said. If the bill initiated by the parliament is...

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    Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool, says Philip Morris' smokeless cigarette strategy will change the landscape for the tobacco market.