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Providence against Big Tobacco

Providence against Big Tobacco
In January 2012, I was pleased to sign two local ordinances designed to limit the ability of the tobacco industry to harm Providence’s youth. Together, these laws banned the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city of Providence, as well as sales related to the redemption of coupons and group discount packages that are ...

Is Big Tobacco Changing for Good?

Is Big Tobacco Changing for Good?
The following video is part of our “Motley Fool Conversations” series, in which consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith and energy editor Joel South discuss topics around the investing world. Looking at the consumer-goods sphere, Austin sees an interesting trend in Big Tobacco toward smokeless tobacco products and less harmful smoking alternatives. Combine the fact ...

Government fends off Big Tobacco arguments

Government fends off Big Tobacco arguments
REGISTERING a trademark gives the owner the right to exclude others from using it, but not the guaranteed future right to use it themselves, the federal government argues in its submission on the landmark plain packaging High Court case, lodged last night. In world-first legislation, the Gillard government is requiring that all cigarette packaging be ...

Government addicted to Big Tobacco taxes

Government addicted to Big Tobacco taxes
Dear Mr. Berko: I have $23,000 that I want to invest for income and growth. I asked my broker about the tobacco stocks because they show pretty good yields. He told me the tobacco industry is going to be in the gutter in the next five years, and that fewer people smoke today and the ...

Big Tobacco Out Billions, but Still Kicking After Settlement

Big Tobacco Out Billions, but Still Kicking After Settlement
More than a decade after Big Tobacco apparently knuckled under to a coalition of 46 state attorneys-general, how is the industry faring? Like most such questions, that depends on who you ask. Ask Michael Cummings, PhD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. and he replies: “My impression is that the tobacco industry is ...

Big tobacco, and its ad firms, push back

Big tobacco, and its ad firms, push back
The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) has filed a “friend of the court” brief in opposition to a series of graphic warnings required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on all tobacco products and advertising. Six tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in federal court in DC challenging the new rules and are seeking a ...