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Food and Beverage Tobacco

  • MENLO PARK, Calif.— It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad. The social media giant whose platform has become a daily addiction for hundreds of millions of people sheds light on both sides of the issue a...

  • Nearly one-quarter of teens are using pot

    Teens are using more marijuana as they continue to drop cigarettes, according to a new survey.

  • Smoking marijuana

    Teens are using more marijuana as they continue to drop cigarettes, according to a new survey.

  • BALTIMORE— Johns Hopkins University will stop buying stocks and bonds of companies that produce coal for electric power as a major part of their business. The university in Baltimore says it's only the third time in Johns Hopkins' history that the board has barred a particular type of investment because of broad social concerns. In the 1980 s, Johns Hopkins...

  • LONDON, Dec 12- A new wave of "heat-not-burn" tobacco products are probably safer than traditional cigarettes but the devices still produce a number of potentially harmful compounds, some of which are carcinogenic, a British panel of experts said on Tuesday. Cigarette maker Philip Morris International has led the way in developing the new non-burn products and...

  • Dec 4- Montana has sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, withdrawing from a multistate investigation by attorneys general into opioid manufacturers' marketing practices and joining a growing list of states that have broken off to pursue individual lawsuits. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced a lawsuit on Monday accusing Purdue of...

  • TOKYO/ LONDON, Nov 21- Japan Tobacco Inc sparked takeover speculation on Tuesday by naming a new chief executive who wants the world's third-largest international tobacco maker to do more overseas acquisitions to offset falling cigarette sales at home. Two big issues facing Japan Tobacco are a geographic footprint too concentrated in low-growth markets...

  • TOKYO, Nov 21- Japan Tobacco Inc will seek acquisition opportunities overseas, said Masamichi Terabatake who is slated to become its CEO in January, to secure growth as the rise of vaping rivals snuffs out the company's cigarette sales at home. The 51- year-old executive, who will replace Mitsuomi Koizumi as CEO, is currently deputy CEO at JT International, a...

  • Five health and medical groups are supporting legislation that would raise the smoking age to 21 nationwide.

  • A man smokes a Philip Morris International Inc. iQOS electronic cigarette.

    IQOS isn't for sale in the U.S. yet, but Philip Morris USA is already planning its rollout.

  • Quick to see that the number of smokers was shrinking in an era of increasing health awareness, Philip Morris started selling its IQOS HNB product, a tobacco vaping device, in Japan in 2014 and expanded nationwide in April last year. But Japan Tobacco rolled out its Ploom Tech battery-powered smokeless tobacco product in central Tokyo only in July this year...

  • TOKYO, Nov 1- Japan Tobacco Inc, the world's No.4 tobacco company, on Wednesday posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by a sharp drop in domestic cigarette sales as more smokers switched to vaping products. Its operating profit came in at 156.4 billion yen for the third quarter ended September, calculations based on Japan Tobacco's nine-month...

  • The company said its operating profit came in at 469.7 billion yen for January-September period, versus 494.6 billion yen a year ago and below an average estimate of 475.5 billion yen from five analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Philip Morris started selling its IQOS device in Japan in 2014 and expanded nationwide in April last year, while Japan Tobacco...

  • The company said its operating profit came in at 469.7 billion yen for January-September period, versus 494.6 billion yen a year ago and below an average estimate of 475.5 billion yen from five analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Philip Morris started selling its IQOS device in Japan in 2014 and expanded nationwide in April last year, while Japan Tobacco...

  • A model smokes a Juul e-cig during New York Fashion Week.

    Having so much demand that supply struggles to keep up may sound like a start-up's dream, but JUUL Labs' CEO doesn't consider it one.

  • *UK launches inquiry into e-cigarettes. *BAT shares up 2 pct at 4923 pence at 0940 GMT. LONDON, Oct 25- British American Tobacco forecast revenue from its "next generation products" to double to more than 1 billion pounds next year as it sells vapour devices in more markets.

  • LONDON, Oct 25- British American Tobacco, the world's biggest international tobacco company, sees revenue from its "next generation products" doubling to more than 1 billion pounds next year. It said the pricing environment in a number of markets has been difficult, particularly in Russia, but that recent developments were encouraging. BAT and rivals Philip...

  • Philip Morris' Marlboro cigarettes sold at a store.

    Shares of Philip Morris sank after the company missed earnings expectations and reduced full-year guidance.

  • A man smokes a Philip Morris International iQOS electronic cigarette in this arranged photograph in Tokyo.

    Philip Morris International announced a slate of personnel and structural changes on Thursday.

  • Sin is in:  why adding vice stock to your portfolio could be a good investment

    Landon Dowdy explains why so-called "sin stocks" are an attractive investment option in the fourth-quarter.