CIGARETTES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CIGARETTES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Marlboro maker Altria’s quarterly profit stays flat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210587-79/share-cigarette-per-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210587-79/share-cigarette-per-billion.html.csp">Marlboro maker Altria’s quarterly profit stays flat</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T09:18:01.509-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Marlboro maker Altria Group posted flat second-quarter earnings Tuesday as higher prices helped to offset decline in the number of cigarettes it sold. The owner of the nation’s biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, also announced a new $1 billion share buyback program to be completed by the end of 2015 and narrowed its full-year earnings guidance. The Richmond company reported earnings of $1.26 billion, or 64 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, compared with $1.2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582105872014-07-22T09:18:01.509-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T09:18:01.509-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210587@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:18:01 MDT Judge: FDA can’t use tobacco panel menthol report http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207820-79/menthol-panel-fda-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207820-79/menthol-panel-fda-judge.html.csp">Judge: FDA can’t use tobacco panel menthol report</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • A federal judge says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can’t use an advisory panel’s 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest. While the FDA has since conducted an independent review on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, Monday’s ruling could hinder the agency’s ability to defend any future regulations. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ordered the agency Monday to reconstitute the tobacco panel and barred...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582078202014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207820@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:40:02 MDT Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186148-79/reynolds-cigarettes-tobacco-lorillard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186148-79/reynolds-cigarettes-tobacco-lorillard.html.csp">Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T12:28:15.349-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 12:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man. Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.’s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company in the U.S. behind Marlboro maker Altria. It also creates a powerhouse in menthol cigarettes, which are becoming a bigger part of the business and gives the combined company some breathing room even as people smoke fewer cigarettes every year. The deal announced Tuesday also create a new...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581861482014-07-15T12:28:15.349-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T12:28:15.349-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186148@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:28:15 MDT Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173617-79/tobacco-cigarette-reynolds-cigarettes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173617-79/tobacco-cigarette-reynolds-cigarettes.html.csp">Tobacco firms Reynolds, Lorillard in merger talks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T11:43:41.722-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Big Tobacco may soon get smaller. The makers of Camel and Newport cigarettes said Friday they are in talks to combine two of the nation’s oldest and biggest tobacco companies. A deal between Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. would create a formidable No. 2 to rival Altria Group Inc., owner of Philip Morris USA. It also could spur a wave of consolidation in the tobacco business, shrink factories and workforces, and push prices for cigarettes higher even as smokers buy fewe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581736172014-07-11T11:43:41.722-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T11:43:41.722-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173617@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:43:41 MDT Washington Post: Raise the smoking age http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169701-82/smoking-age-jersey-tobacco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58169701-82/smoking-age-jersey-tobacco.html.csp">Washington Post: Raise the smoking age</a></h4>