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Early Data in E-Cigarette Study May Raise Safety Concerns
NY Times - Wed, Apr 16 2014
The study, still in a preliminary stage, found that lung cells exposed to e-cigarette vapor showed cancerous reactions similar to cells exposed to tobacco smoke.

Morality and the Business of Selling Tobacco
NY Times - Tue, Apr 15 2014
Readers criticize the American Cancer Society and the tobacco industry.

E-Cigarettes Are Targeted at Youths, Report Says
NY Times - Tue, Apr 15 2014
Lawmakers said a survey of electronic cigarette producers found that hundreds of giveaways and sponsorships took place at youth-oriented events.

The Tobacco Ties That Bind
NY Times - Fri, Apr 11 2014
Why doesn’t the cancer society protest all cigarette sales?

Britain Shows Support for Tougher Cigarette Laws
NY Times - Fri, Apr 04 2014
The government published a report calling for cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging as a way of dissuading young people from smoking.

Quick Gains After a Smoking Ban
NY Times - Mon, Mar 31 2014
Measures of children’s health improved around the world just a year after smoking prohibitions were enacted, researchers say.

SABMiller Considers Sale of Tsogo Sun Stake
Topix - Wed, Apr 16 2014
NEW YORK -- The U.K.'s SABMiller , brewer of Miller Genuine Draft and Pilsner Urquell, said Tuesday it is reviewing options for its $1 billion stake in South African hotel and casino operator Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd. The move comes about four years after SABMiller merged Tsogo Sun--an asset it has held for three decades--with Gold Reef Resorts , ... (more)

Market Research Analyst
Topix - Wed, Apr 16 2014
Job Description Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton.

Is Big Food the new tobacco?
Topix - Tue, Apr 15 2014
Former Altria exec Steven Parrish: "When it came time to resolve the tobacco litigation, we couldn't just sit in a room and say, 'how much money do you want?.

Tobacco cos. make payments under state settlement
Topix - Tue, Apr 15 2014
The nation's top cigarette makers say they've made annual payments as part of a settlement in which some companies are paying states billions for smoking-related health care costs.

Altria Pays $3.3 Billion Under Tobacco Industry Pact
Topix - Tue, Apr 15 2014
Altria Group Inc. said its Philip Morris USA unit made its annual payment-which totaled $3.3 billion this year-toward the tobacco industry's master settlement agreement.

UPDATE 1-Imperial Tobacco plans to shut factories in UK, France
Topix - Tue, Apr 15 2014
Britain's Imperial Tobacco plans to shut cigarette factories in England and France with the loss of about 900 jobs, it said on Tuesday, as it grapples with declining sales in Europe.

Jobs to go as cigarette plant axed
Topix - Tue, Apr 15 2014
Imperial Tobacco is to end cigarette manufacturing in the UK after announcing plans to close its factory in Nottingham with the loss of up to 540 jobs.

E-Cigarettes Target Youth With Festivals, Lawmakers Say
Topix - Tue, Apr 15 2014
The findings, in a survey released today by members of Congress, should prod U.S. regulators to curb the industry, the lawmakers said.

Owen Courreges: Freret bus line sacrificed to prop up new Loyola Avenue streetcar numbers
Topix - Mon, Apr 14 2014
An interesting column appeared last month in the Winston-Salem Journal entitled "About that Desire for Streetcars."

Philip Morris Earnings Preview: Regulatory Headwinds Continue To Challenge Growth
Topix - Mon, Apr 14 2014
Philip Morris International is set to report its 2014 first quarter earnings on April 17. We expect the company's deteriorating market share in the Philippines, where a sharp hike in indirect taxes implemented last year disrupted an otherwise flourishing tobacco industry, to negatively impact its results.

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