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UNITED STATES

Liggett settles 124 Engle progeny suits

09 Dec 2016. Liggett, the tobacco unit of Vector Group, will pay USD 17.65 million (EUR 16.5 million) to settle 124 Engle progeny suits, which the company said represent about half of what was pending.
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Surgeon general calls teen vaping ‘major’ health concern

08 Dec 2016. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said soaring use of vaping devices by youth poses, “a major public health concern,” that needs a strong public response to keep the products away from young people, The Washington Post said.
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Massimo Ferragamo elected to PMI board

08 Dec 2016. Philip Morris International (PMI) said Massimo Ferragamo, chairman of luxury consumer products distributor Ferragamo USA, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
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AUSTRIA

Ibuprofen may lower risk of lung cancer

08 Dec 2016. An ibuprofen a day may keep lung cancer away, according to a long-term Ohio State University study presented at a medical conference in Vienna.
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UNITED STATES

Wajnert to leave RAI board

06 Dec 2016. Reynolds American (RAI)) said Thomas Wajnert, non-executive chairman of the board of directors, will retire from the board at the end of this year.
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PMI files reduced-risk application for iQOS with FDA

06 Dec 2016. Philip Morris International (PMI) filed an application with US regulators seeking Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) status for its iQOS heat-not-burn device, the company said
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Bloomberg ups anti-smoking funding by USD 360 mln

05 Dec 2016. Philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg gave another USD 360 million (EUR 337 million) to global tobacco control efforts, raising his total commitment to near USD 1 billion, the Washington Post reported.
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UNITED KINGDOM

A Totally Wicked Stadium

02 Dec 2016. The rugby park in the Merseyside town of St Helens will be renamed after e-cigarette manufacturer and retailer Totally Wicked from next year in what may be a first of its kind sponsorship for the vaping industry.
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BAT opens first ‘Vype’ shop in Milan

01 Dec 2016. British American Tobacco (BAT) opened its first retail outlet for a vapour brand with the launch of a flagship shop for its Vype brand in Milan, Italy, the company said.
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Imperial may cut 100 jobs at Bristol headquarters

01 Dec 2016. Imperial Tobacco may cut one in five jobs at its Bristol headquarters - as many as 100 employees - to reduce costs and improve its competitiveness, the BBC said.
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