Daily Archives: July 23, 2009

Altria Profit Rises 8.6% on Cigarette Price Increases

- Altria Group Inc., the largest U.S. tobacco company, reported second-quarter profit rose 8.6 percent after cigarette price increases, and raised its full-year forecast.

Imperial Tobacco Sees FY In Line After Strong 3Q

LONDON -Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (IMT.LN) said Thursday its performance and financial position were in line with its expectations after it delivered a good performance in the third quarter.

Military may consider tobacco ban

Smoking could be banned in the military by 2020, if the recommendations of a recently released study are accepted by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

FDA want to short-circuit electronic cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples has found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze.