Forbes  Mar 4  Comment 
Baseball players have been associated with chewing or smokeless tobacco from the early days of the game. It was a habit acquired from boredom, and the desire to generate a saliva flow throughout a game. While it may not cause lung cancer, as...
The Economic Times  Mar 3  Comment 
For the first time in a Budget speech, the excise duty changes for cigarettes and tobacco products were shown under the sub-theme of promoting public health. The strategy seems to be working if one looks at the eroding sales volume of cigarettes.
Reuters  Mar 2  Comment 
British America Tobacco Plc's offer for the 24.7 percent stake it does not already own in Souza Cruz SA topped the value per share calculated in an appraisal by as much...
Financial Times  Mar 2  Comment 
Tobacco group and auditor part company after 17 years  Mar 2  Comment 
Researchers suggest British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly...
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 28  Comment 
Smoking and consumption of other tobacco items is set to become more expensive, while increase in service tax rate would make costlier a whole lot of other things including air travel, eating out...
The Economic Times  Feb 28  Comment 
Market participants were expecting the government not to raise excise duty this time, as rise in the duty could further exert pressure on volumes.
Forbes  Feb 27  Comment 
Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing the half-Vulcan, super-logical alien Spock on "Star Trek," died this morning of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), caused by years of smoking tobacco -- even though he gave up the habit three decades...
Insurance Journal  Feb 26  Comment 
The three biggest U.S. tobacco companies agreed to pay $100 million to settle 400 Florida lawsuits, potentially resolving a group of cases filed after a 2006 ruling by the state’s highest court that made it easier for individuals to sue...
Reuters  Feb 26  Comment 
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