Category Archives: smoking company

Armstrong vs R.J.Reynolds

Lance Armstrong, the cycling champion and cancer survivor, raises $ 1.5 million for the ballot measure to add $ 1 a pack cigarette tax to California, as well as the tobacco industry has put much of the $ 40.7 million to end it.

Altria CEO spends his last shareholder meeting

Outgoing Altria Group Inc CEO Michael E. Szymanczyk finished his last shareholders meeting on Thursday, as well as his first - fielding attacks the largest tobacco companies in the country.

Are employers moving to only hire the healthy?

We’ve entered the era when tobacco addiction can snuff out job offers.

Facebook campaign may herald deeper changes in Bhutan

For a sign of things to come with isolated Bhutan’s young democracy, look no further than a draconian smoking law, some bar talk, and a Facebook page.

Smoking Marijuana Not Linked to Obesity

Anybody who’s smoked marijuana knows about “the munchies,” that desire to eat everything within reach. But a study from France marijuanahas found that, surprisingly, pot smokers are actually less likely than non-smokers to pack on weight.

Ontario takes action to help the millions who continue to smoke

The Hamilton Academy of Medicine congratulates the Ontario government for its decision to fund smoking cessation medications as part of the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan, effective August 4. This is an essential element of a comprehensive anti-smoking strategy that includes prevention programs, counseling and support, and tough tobacco control measures.

State dodges bullet on tobacco payments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A recent sharper-than-expected decline in smoking has caused payments to West Virginia from a national tobacco settlement to plunge by more than $10 million a year.

Tobacco firms used diet-aid chemicals

British and American tobacco companies deliberately added powerful appetite-suppressing chemicals to cigarettes to attract people mossworried about their weight, according to internal industry documents dating from 1949 to 1999. Chemical additives are just one of several strategies successfully used by tobacco companies over the past 50 years to convince people that smoking makes you thin.

Moody’s takes rating actions on 35 tobacco bond issues

Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday took rating actions on 35 tobacco securitizations affecting about $22 billion of debt due to Moody's Investorsimplications from a recent court ruling and a drop in tobacco consumption.