British American Tobacco takeover of US firm Reynolds will create the world's biggest listed tobacco company, overtaking Philip Morris International.
Smoking is on the rise according to the World Health Organisation and the costs far outweigh global revenues from tobacco taxes.
A huge cigarette merger is in the offing as British American Tobacco aims to roll up the 58 percent of Reynolds American that it does not already own.
The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled in favour of Uruguay after cigarette giant Philip Morris International tried to seek compensation from the
French insurer AXA has said it plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry with incoming Chief Executive Thomas Buberl saying: "The human cost of tobacco is tragic; its economic cost is huge."
This is the Brief from Brussels – a daily round-up of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
Polish police say they have uncovered an illegal cigarette factory in the Warsaw area. Over seven million cigarettes and three tons of tobacco were
The EU’s highest court has ruled in favour of tougher rules on cigarette packaging. The case is the result of a legal challenge by two major tobacco
EU officials have been concealing meetings with tobacco industry lobbyists, a watchdog has found. European Ombudsman Emma O’Reilly told the European
If you stub it out, don’t throw it away. That’s the message to smokers in Paris as the French capital starts a clean up campaign of cigarette butts
Angry French tobacconists are mounting a protest campaign against government moves to force cigarette companies to use plain, unbranded packaging
Canada: Three tobacco companies ordered to pay billions in damages for failure to inform of health dangersA court in Canada has ruled that three tobacco companies must pay 11 billion euros in damages to smokers and former smokers. They have said they will appeal the verdict.
A court in Canada has ruled that three tobacco companies must pay 11 billion euros in damages to smokers and former smokers. They have said they will appeal the verdict.
To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31, we have brought together ten key questions to consider: What is the tobacco death
Cigarette packets are set to get a dramatic makeover in UK. MPs will vote on a law introducing plain packaging in England and Wales before May’s
France looks set to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes and a ban on e-cigarettes in some public spaces in a bid to cut the number of people
No smoke without fire is the line taken by the World Health Organisation on electronic cigarettes. It has recommended banning them in public places
Philip Morris International, the world’s largest tobacco firm, is reportedly ready to sue the British government over plain cigarette
The widow chain smoker Michael Johnson, who died of lung cancer at age 36, has won record damages from one America’s biggest cigarette makers, R
A big deal has been announced in the tobacco world. Reynolds American is buying US rival Lorillard for $27.4 (20.15 billion euros) including debt
Saturday May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, and from Sunday June 1, smoking in Russia will be banned in bars, restaurants, hotels and trains. It is
The big tobacco companies have launched an assault on the emerging so-called “e-cigarette” market as their sales figures for traditional leaf
MEPs have backed stricter EU rules on tobacco products. Cigarettes containing flavours such as vanilla or menthol will be banned from 2020. The
Police in the Netherlands are questioning nine Bulgarians after discovering an illegal cigarette factory in Aalsmeer. The plant is said to have
The electronic cigarette has revolutionised smoking habits in Europe and around the world, with more and more tobacco users turning to it for what
Tobacco growers in Bulgaria have been protesting over prices paid by the firms they supply. The protest saw a road cut off in Harmanli, southern
New York City’s outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed into law a ban on tobacco sales to anyone under 21, raising the age from 18. It makes
The anti-smoking mayor of New York now has a law to raise the minimum age required to buy cigarettes in the city to the highest in the country: 21
Graphic health warnings covering 65 percent of cigarette packets sold in the EU, instead of the 75 percent initially proposed by the European
The European Parliament decided to postpone a crucial vote on the Tobacco Directive scheduled for this week. Anti-tobacco activists say that it
A tobacco epidemic in India could be killing up to 1.5 million by the end of the decade, a new report has claimed. The International Tobacco