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July 15, 2020

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Final puffs for France's last tobacco factory

Final puffs for France's last tobacco factory

Gerard Chanquoi looks sadly at the conveyor belts of France's sole remaining tobacco processing factory as they whirl for the last times ahead of its final closure, a victim of changed economic times and a different public health landscape.Anti-smoking campai

At tobacco industry forum, panic over possible e-cigarette ban

At tobacco industry forum, panic over possible e-cigarette ban

While most of Washington is gripped by the impeachment storm swirling around Donald Trump, a few blocks up Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, hundreds of executives are pondering another potential presidential upheaval.Trump has floated the possibility

Juul CEO steps down, Altria, Philip Morris end merger talks

Juul CEO steps down, Altria, Philip Morris end merger talks

Crisis-stricken e-cigarette maker Juul announced a corporate shakeup on Wednesday, swapping out its CEO for a tobacco industry veteran as the US legal environment rapidly darkened for the company's main products.The company is also suspending all advertising

Juul CEO steps down, Altria, Philip Morris end merger talks

Juul CEO steps down, Altria, Philip Morris end merger talks

Crisis-stricken e-cigarette maker Juul announced a corporate shakeup on Wednesday, swapping out its CEO for a tobacco industry veteran as the US legal environment rapidly darkened for the company's main products.The company is also suspending all advertising

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows

India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco.The announcement by India came a day after New York became the second US state to ban

Uruguay's tobacco-fighting president battling lung cancer

Uruguay's tobacco-fighting president battling lung cancer

Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, a physician who has campaigned against the influence of big tobacco companies, is being treated for a malignant lung tumor, his office said Friday.Vazquez, a 79-year old oncologist in his second term as president, announced