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Benzinga  Mar 24  Comment 
Big tobacco companies are threatening to challenge new plain-packaging laws in the UK and Ireland saying that forcing all manufacturers to sell their cigarettes without any branding whatsoever is unlawful. This month, both nations followed in...
Motley Fool  Mar 23  Comment 
You've heard of "too big to fail," but in the cigarette industry, it could be "too small to succeed."
New York Times  Mar 23  Comment 
Jones, who led the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives since 2011, will discipline players and work with Lisa Friel, who will investigate off-field misconduct.
Forbes  Mar 23  Comment 
In trading on Monday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 2.9%.  Leading the group were shares of 22nd Century Group (XXII), up about 12.2% and shares of Alliance One International (AOI) up about 4.8% on the...
Wall Street Journal  Mar 23  Comment 
A wave of “plain packaging” regulation threatening to sweep Europe is causing alarm at global tobacco companies, but investors seem far from worried.
CNNMoney.com  Mar 19  Comment 
Two of America's richest men have teamed up to fight big tobacco.
guardian.co.uk  Mar 19  Comment 
Tobacco firm among biggest losers in London after Bloomberg Philanthropies sets up $4m fighting fund Shares in British American Tobacco are among the biggest losers on the London stock market after news of a $4m (£2.7m) anti-smoking fighting...
Financial Times  Mar 18  Comment 
Billionaires help poorer nations defend anti-smoking laws
Jutia Group  Mar 18  Comment 
[Reuters] - LONDON (Reuters) - - Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4 million (2.7 million pounds) fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael...




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