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Motley Fool  Jan 24  Comment 
Smoking tobacco has been linked to a number of potentially serious health ailments; but this latest study would suggest smoking could also hit people in their pocketbook -- and not for the reason you're thinking!
guardian.co.uk  Jan 22  Comment 
Six of the 15 MPs who have registered a financial interest related to a tobacco company have spoken out against proposal More than a third of the MPs who have registered a financial interest related to a tobacco company have spoken out against a...
New York Times  Jan 22  Comment 
Mr. Ford, who rose to become the Democratic whip in the Senate, was best known for defending the tobacco industry and for pushing voter-registration laws.
guardian.co.uk  Jan 22  Comment 
Big tobacco has tried hard to undermine evidence in Australia that standardised packs have had an effect If standardised packaging – there is nothing plain about a cigarette pack emblazoned with graphic health warnings and holograms – does not...
guardian.co.uk  Jan 21  Comment 
Government seeks to push through legislation by May after dropping previous proposal following tobacco industry lobbying The government is to press ahead with legislation on plain packaging for cigarettes before the general election after years...
guardian.co.uk  Jan 21  Comment 
Unite confirms tobacco firm JTI will close plant in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, despite politicians’ backing for rescue plan The tobacco company JTI has rejected a trade union plan to save 500 jobs at the Gallaher cigarette factory site in...
Reuters  Jan 21  Comment 
REUTERS - India's largest cigarette maker ITC Ltd's quarterly profit fell slightly short of analyst estimates as higher taxes on smokes and a government push to discourage tobacco consumption hurt sales, sending shares down 5 percent Wednesday.
Wall Street Journal  Jan 21  Comment 
ITC Ltd., India’s largest-cigarette maker, reported a 10.5% increase in its fiscal-third quarter net profit, but revenue fell short of market expectations as higher taxes on tobacco products and government steps to discourage smoking hurt sales.




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