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ReutersWASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - Cigarette companies are boosting the money they spend on giveaways and similar promotions in the United States as they attempt to pitch to a declining pool of cigarette smokers. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which...
Tags: Altria Group, Inc.
Recognized across much of the country by its bright-red logo, Circle K has hundreds of convenience stores in Florida, selling everything from coffee and engine oil to ice cream and potato chips. But for at least a decade, when Circle K's cash...
The Palestinian immigrant and his brother lived next door to each other in homes in West Ocean City, over the years opening a number of businesses throughout the area — three pizza shops, a Mexican restaurant, a liquor store, gas stations, and...
Channel 2 NewsBethel officials and local businesses are trying to assess the effect of a new $2.21-a-pack tax on cigarettes passed in December and in effect since March 1, rapidly adding money to city coffers. According to the Associated Press, city officials say the...
The Hartford CourantHarry Raymond Soucy, the key witness in the federal trial of Robert Braddock, gave explosive testimony Wednesday, claiming that he put $5,000 in a Republican legislative leader's refrigerator last year — and was featured in audiotapes and text...
Tags: Justice System, Trials, Politics, Witnesses, Corporate Crime
When is a cigarette not a cigarette? When you roll your own. That's apparently the case in shops that sell tobacco and paper and let customers use roll-it-yourself machines. Those shopkeepers aren't required to collect cigarette taxes. Legislators ought...
After years of decline, the rate of smokeless tobacco use among young people has leveled off, new research shows. In 2011, 5.2% of middle school and high school students in the U.S. reported using snuff, chewing tobacco or dipping tobacco at least...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Sin taxes" on cigarettes have turned out to be the most effective weapon in the campaign to reduce smoking. Why not try it on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, vanilla Coke and Twinkies? With increasing vigor, public health experts and think tanks are calling for...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Graphic warning labels on packs of cigarettes may convince some people that smoking ups the risk of bladder cancer, says a new study from Canada. A survey of 291 people at doctors' offices in Toronto found less than half...
You now can go to a Walgreens and get examined by a medical professional. Maybe your blood pressure is a little high, or you've suffered from asthma for years. Walgreens has prescription and over-the-counter medications for you. And, on your way out...
This post has been updated. See below for details. A proposal to raise the tobacco tax by $2 per pack of cigarettes cleared its first two policy committees Wednesday, with Republicans unified in their opposition. Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles)...
Reuters* Government says yet to make a decision on plain packaging * Health groups 'deeply disappointed' by delay on new laws By William James LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) - The British government is still considering banning company branding on cigarette...
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