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Two Big Tobacco Companies Want To Merge

Reuters | Martinne Geller and Kate Holton | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

* BAT expects to buy more Reynolds shares to keep current stake * Lorillard market value is $22.9 bln * Imperial lining up about $7 bln to buy s...

Gotta Cigarette? How the Tobacco Companies are Gaining Ground in Promoting Coffin Nails for the World Through the TPP

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

Tobacco regulation is just one example of how the TPP will have damaging effects on the world we live in. We need to expose the deadly flaws in these behind-closed-doors negotiations now, before it's too late.

What Big Soda Learned From the Marlboro Man

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Food isn't tobacco. And Coca-Cola isn't Philip Morris. But the playbook is the same, and we ignore it at our peril.

Judge Delivers Bad News To Big Tobacco

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoki...

The Government's Latest Anti-Smoking Idea

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products under the la...

Obama Administration Appeals Cigarette Pack Ruling

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is appealing a judge's order blocking a requirement that tobacco companies put graphic images warning about the...

Tobacco Companies Sue Federal Government Over Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

AP/The Huffington Post | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Associated Press)-- Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette lab...

The Billion-Dollar Smoking Problem In China

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — China's addiction to huge revenues from its state-owned tobacco monopoly is hindering anti-smoking measures, potentially costing milli...

Tobacco Companies Using Loophole To Avoid Hundreds Of Millions In Taxes

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama signed a law expanding children's health insurance this spring, he slapped tobacco companies with huge ...

The Irony in the Tobacco Companies Suing So That They Can Tell the "Truth"

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

If history is any teacher, I can think of no industry more deserving of scrutiny and strict government regulation, consistent with their free speech rights, than the tobacco industry.

States Selling Addiction: "Why Not? We Need the Money!"

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Our financial and emotional needs now dictate that state governments sedate their citizens, while picking their pockets, from California to Kansas to the Mid-Atlantic.

Supreme Court Opens Floodgates For New Cigarette Lawsuits

New York Times | DAVID STOUT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tobacco companies suffered a defeat in the Supreme Court on Monday when the justices ruled that the companies can be sued by smokers who contend they ...

FTC Tosses Guidance, "Will Not Be A Smokescreen For Tobacco Companies"

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The cigarette industry for 42 years has made factual claims about tar and nicotine levels based on machine testing blessed by the F...

Cigarette Scientists: "Cigarettes Cure Lung Cancer"

236.com | 23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An October 2006 lung cancer study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" was discovered to have been funded by a cigarette company, the "N...