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Officials Focus on E-Cigarette Ads Aimed at Youths
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
State attorneys general are being urged to consider legal action against companies that appear to be trying to lure young people with old advertising tactics that drew others to smoke.

After 150 Years of Rolling Them, Tampa Is Close to No Cigars
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
New regulations could lead to the closing of the last cigar factory in the historic Ybor City, a Tampa neighborhood that was once home to scores of cigar makers.

Jury Awards $23.6 Billion in Florida Smoking Case
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
A jury in Florida awarded a staggering $23 billion judgment against R. J. Reynolds, the country’s second-largest tobacco company, for causing the death of a smoker who died of lung cancer at the age of 36.

Texas Sheriffs Mull Selling E-Cigarettes to Inmates
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
While traditional cigarettes are banned from most jails, vendors of e-cigarettes, which vaporize a liquid solution for inhalation, see a big market in Texas.

Cruise Lines to End Smoking on Balconies
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:24:01 -0400
Carnival and Norwegian cruise lines will enact a ban on smoking on balconies later this year.

E-Cigarette Makers Are in an Arms Race for Exotic Vapor Flavors
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Most cigarette flavorings have been outlawed since 2009, out of concern that they lure the young into nicotine addiction, but the industry is adding hundreds of flavors every month.

Investors See Pricing Power in Tobacco Deal
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:00:59 -0400
Reynolds and Lorillard have gained more than $10 billion in market value since talk of a merger surfaced. Investors apparently like the idea of a duopoly in cigarettes, writes Kevin Allison of Reuters Breakingviews. But will regulators?

To Compete With Altria, Reynolds American Is Buying Lorillard
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:18:44 -0400
Reynolds will buy Lorillard for $68.88 a share, while the Imperial Tobacco Group plans to acquire brands – including Kool, Salem and Winston cigarettes and Blu e-cigarettes – for $7.1 billion.

Through the Haze at the Carnegie Club, It Sounds Like Sinatra
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400
The Carnegie Club Cocktail and Smoking Lounge is one of the rare public places where you can legally smoke a cigar in 21st-century Manhattan.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:49:10 -0400
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