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Tobacco Bonds Gain Favor on Potential Steady Income: Muni Credit

Ending a $7.1 billion dispute between states and cigarette makers may prevent future litigation and provide tobacco-backed bonds with more predictable income streams.

Durham University accept award funding from tobacco firm

When Durham University launched an appeal to fund postgraduate scholarships for female students from Afghanistan, the last thing itDurham-University-Library must have expected was criticism. But despite the successful chancellor’s appeal raising more than £600,000, and rapidly being put to use, with two women from Kabul University already enrolled in postgraduate studies at the northern university, the initiative has put Durham at the centre of controversy.

Roll your own, avoid tax; you make the smokes at local business

The big wood-paneled box at Discount Smokes is a tobacco-rolling machine. Into it go loose pipe tobacco and rolling tubes. With a rattling and

History of menthol cigarettes

menthol-cigarettes-brands smokers can exhale in relief: their Kools won’t be losing their cool anytime soon.salem menthol

St. Louis City Bars and Clubs That Have Applied for a Smoking Ban Exemption

The unofficial list of city bars that have applied for an exemption from the smoking ban.City Bar

Tobacco funds are drawing scrutiny

RICHMOND - In the days since Virginia’s former secretary of finance admitted that he stole $4 million earmarked for the state’s most economically depressed areas, many have begun to question whether more than $1 billion from a settlement with the nation’s largest tobacco companies has been spent properly and if the money is safe.

Movie Ratings Downplay Smoking Risk

WASHINGTON, - Three years after the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) announced they would include smoking when assigning ratings to films, a new report shows that more than half of widely released films showing tobacco were youth rated (that is, carrying a rating of G, PG or PG-13).

Philip Morris to buy tobacco directly from Brazilian growers

RICHMOND, Va. - Philip Morris International Inc. is bringing American-style direct-from-growers purchasing of tobacco to one of the world’s biggest producers, Brazil — but it doesn’t signal the international giant is pulling back from the U.S. leaf market.

Legislature approves cigarette tax increase

ALBANY — Cigarette taxes imposed in New York will become the nation’s highest under a measure approved Monday by the state cigarettes saleLegislature, and the state will end two decades of debate by requiring the collection of taxes on cigarette sales by Indian retailers.