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What Flying Was Like Before the Smoke Cleared
NY Times - Tue, Feb 24 2015
Pressure from a flight attendants’ union was crucial to the ban imposed on smoking on domestic flights 25 years ago.

Need to Curtail Smoking Becomes More Acute as Its Known Dangers Widen
NY Times - Mon, Feb 23 2015
A study linking an extra five diseases and 60,000 deaths to tobacco use, and the popularity of e-cigarettes, should push the F.D.A. into action.

Reynolds Enters Partnership on Stop-Smoking Products
NY Times - Fri, Feb 20 2015
Niconovum, a unit of Reynolds American, will work with a Pinney affiliate to develop a new kind of nicotine gum and other nicotine-replacement products like electronic cigarettes.

Medicine Given Even Before Smokers Are Ready to Quit Is Found to Help Them
NY Times - Wed, Feb 18 2015
A study has found that even for people who are not ready to stop smoking immediately, medicine taken over time can improve their chances of eventually quitting.

The Smoking Toll Gets Much Worse
NY Times - Sun, Feb 15 2015
A new study provides stark evidence that the need to help people quit is more important than ever.

Smoke-Free Policies
NY Times - Sat, Feb 14 2015
Patrick Kwan, an antismoking advocate, writes that “there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure.”

Japan Tobacco Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 - New Market Research Report
Topix - Mon, Mar 02 2015
This report provides comprehensive information on the current therapeutic developmental pipeline of Japan Tobacco Inc.'s, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action , route of administration and molecule type. It also reviews latest updates, and featured news and press releases, along with special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.

The Motley Fool: Every Sunday, useful tips on investing
Topix - Sun, Mar 01 2015
A: It's an investing strategy that's especially handy in our current environment of ultralow interest rates or whenever you expect rates to rise. Imagine that you have $30,000 that you want to put in certificates of deposit , but you're put off by the low interest rates they offer.

New Report Available: World Cigarettes 1 - Central and Eastern Europe 2013
Topix - Sun, Mar 01 2015
It provides an analysis of changing consumption patterns and evolving market drivers in the cigarettes industry in the region. This report provides detailed market data for cigarettes and its related segments for historic and future years.

Celebrate GhanaFest - Culture, Music & Food
Topix - Sat, Feb 28 2015
RICHMOND: Ghana formerly known as the Gold Coast gained independence on March 6th, 1957 from their British Colonial Masters and was deemed the first black African nation to be liberated from a colonial power. Ghana will celebrate its 58th Independence Day on March 6 and several events are planned by Ghanaian-Americans.

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Canaccord Genuity
Topix - Sat, Feb 28 2015
's stock had its "sell" rating reissued by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC opened at 98.25 on Friday.

Berenberg Bank Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Imperial Tobacco Group PLC
Topix - Sat, Feb 28 2015
's stock had its "hold" rating restated by equities research analysts at Berenberg Bank in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock.

Tobacco Companies Settle Smoking Lawsuits for $100 Million
Topix - Fri, Feb 27 2015
NBC News has learned that "three major U.S. tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Inc., and Altria Group's Philip Morris USA will pay $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits over smoking." The settlement will cover more than 400 lawsuits filed in federal court in Florida by smokers or their families.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Topix - Fri, Feb 27 2015
For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014... )--Vector Group Ltd. announced today that it has adjusted the date and time for its conference call and webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 resu... )--Intersect ENT, Inc. , a company dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today reported financ... )--Gap Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors approved a new $1 billion share repurchase authorization for the company's common stock and plans to ... )--CSG International announces PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia will expand its use of CSG Singleview to support the projected uptake in H3I subscribers ... Triphase Accelerator Corporation Enters Into Academic Center Collaboration With Sunnybrook Research Institute to Advance Development of Bi-Specific Antibody in the Interest of Cancer Patients )--Triphase Accelerator ... (more)

Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco
Topix - Fri, Feb 27 2015
Electronic cigarette firms in Italy say a new levy that doubles the price of e-liquid refills unfairly helps tobacco giants like Philip Morris International and will hurt their industry. The tax, which was adopted in January, is set at half the rate of that on traditional cigarettes.

BAT: Results at mercy of currency volatility
Topix - Fri, Feb 27 2015
FLUCTUATIONS in foreign exchange rates would again have a major affect on British American Tobacco's results this year, after the strength of sterling and the weakness of the rouble weighed on profit in 2014. Currency movements would have "a significant impact on both a transactional and translational level", chief executive Nicandro Durante said yesterday, adding that business conditions would remain difficult in 2015.

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