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Imperial Tobacco Admit Giving Staff Free Cigarettes ‘For Research’

NEW Zealand’s largest tobacco manufacturer will be investigated for giving free cigarettes to its staff. Imperial Tobacco‘s commercial boss Brendan Walker confirmed cigarettes were available to office staff and workers during breaks at its Petone factory, the Herald on Sunday reports. “It’s purely for research,” he told the newspaper. “The fact of the matter is… Read the full article >

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Cigarette Maker Helps Fund Anti-Tax Effort

Opponents of the tobacco tax increase on the Nov. 6 ballot got a big boost this week when Cheyenne International, maker of Decade cigarettes, gave $200,000 to fight the measure. The donation from the North Carolina firm more than doubled the money available to the Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association PAC, the group… Read the full article >

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Federal Judge Rules That Tobacco Industry Lawsuit Against FDA Panel Can Go Forward

(CBS/AP) A federal judge has denied a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) motion to dismiss a suit filed by two of the nation’s largest cigarette makers that claimed the advisory panel that reviewed tobacco products for the FDA had financial conflicts of interest. FDA: Dissolvable tobacco better for health, but could lead to more users… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Groups Sue to Block New State Cigarette Taxes

(Chicago Sun Times) Two tobacco-industry trade groups are suing to block recent changes to Illinois’ cigarette tax, signed into law in June to help plug a $2.7 billion hole in the state’s ailing Medicaid program. The Cigar Association of America and the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, along with north suburban Northbrook’s Arango Cigar Co.,… Read the full article >

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