PM denies cigarette conflict

12:37 pm, Wed 17 Jul 2013 Miliband slams PM over strategist's 'conflict of interest' There is a "devastating conflict of interest" between David Cameron's election strategist Lynton Crosby representing tobacco companies and the Government deciding to abandon its plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, Ed Miliband has said. The Labour leader accused Mr Cameron of being the Prime Minister for Benson and Hedgefunds as they clashed during PMQs. Miliband accused David Cameron of being the Prime Minister for Benson and Hedgefunds His comments came after the Government announced on Friday that it planned to wait to see further evidence before introducing plain packaging for cigarettes. Mr Cameron said that the decision was made by himself and the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and no one else. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-07-17/pm-denies-cigarette-conflict-lynton-crosby/





NJOY: The E-Cigarette That Aims To Snuff Out Smoking





3 tobacco maker, to stop shipping cigarettes within Japan. It also bought Philippines company Fortune Tobacco Co. in February 2010, bolstering its Asian business. During the quarter, Philip Morris International saw volumes rise in Indonesia by about 3.5 percent and fall 2 percent in Japan, primarily due to the timing of inventory movements. The company also noted a growing prevalence of counterfeit and contraband cigarettes. In a conference call with investors, Chief Financial Officer Jacek Olczak said the company anticipates better results in the second half of the year, especially in the fourth quarter, as smokers adjust to price increases put into place earlier this year. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/philip-morris-intl-2q-profit-falls-on-lower-cigarette-sales-unfavorable-exchange-rates/2013/07/18/6961b86a-ef9d-11e2-8c36-0e868255a989_story.html





RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation





News RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation Like Done July 18, 2013 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has vetoed legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children, saying the way it was written would have exempted e-cigarettes from laws governing tobacco products. In his veto message on Wednesday, Chafee said children should not be allowed to buy electronic cigarettes. But he said the legislation would have defined them as "vapor products," so they would not be subject to the regulation, enforcement, licensing and taxation laws that govern tobacco. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://news.yahoo.com/ri-gov-vetoes-electronic-cigarette-160426355.html





Philip Morris Intl 2Q profit falls on lower cigarette sales, unfavorable exchange rates





Sure, nicotine gum and patches have been around for a long time, but 95% go back to smoking. Now, there was a way to get nicotine in a cigarette-like format without the tar and additives of cigarettes. MEB: And nicotine, while highly addictive, is not considered carcinogenic like tar? AB: Correct. Nicotine is only slightly more addictive than caffeine, but not more dangerous. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/marcbabej/2013/07/18/njoy-the-e-cigarette-that-aims-to-snuff-out-smoking/