Latest Tobacco products manufacturing News

Philip Morris to buy Swedish Match for $16 billion

May. 12, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Morris will attempt to step further into the smoke-free tobacco market, offering to buy the chewing tobacco company Swedish Match for about $16 billion in cash. Philip Morris is offering $10.62 (106 Swedish krona) for each share of Swedish Match, a premium of...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 12, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. May 10, 2022. Editorial: It is all so tiring, but doesn’t have to be We are tired. We are tired of asking questions. We are tired of getting few answers. We are tired of being told all is well, corrective measures have been taken...

NYC mayor calls on ATF to yank ghost gun kit maker's license

May. 11, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor is calling on the Biden administration to yank the federal firearms license of a Nevada company that sells parts and kits for ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers that have been increasingly turning up at crime scenes around the U.S. ...

FDA issues plan to ban menthol in cigarettes, cigars

Apr. 28, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday released its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people. “The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help...

Zimbabwe's tobacco rebounds amid worries over health, labor

Apr. 27, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, Africa’s biggest tobacco grower and one of the world's top exporters of the nicotine leaf, has opened its selling season for the crop amid pledges to fight deforestation and child labor in response to pressure from rights groups, environmentalists and...

Plan to ban menthol cigarettes prompts late lobbying blitz

Apr. 22, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As federal officials finalize a long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes, dozens of interest groups have met with White House staffers to try to influence the process, which has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives while wiping out billions in tobacco sales. ...

E-cigs using synthetic nicotine come under FDA oversight

Apr. 14, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators will soon begin cracking down on vaping companies using a now-closed loophole, including a line of fruit-flavored e-cigarettes that have become teenagers' top choice. Under a law taking effect Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration can regulate...

Juul to pay $22.5 million to settle Washington vaping suit

Apr. 13, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs will pay Washington state $22.5 million and has agreed to a variety of reforms to prevent underage use and sales under a settlement announced Wednesday by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Ferguson filed a consumer protection...

Walmart to end cigarette sales in some stores

Mar. 28, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will no longer sell cigarettes in some of its stores though tobacco sales can be a significant revenue generator. Wall Street Journal was the first to report the development Monday. It noted some stores in California, Florida, Arkansas and New Mexico were...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Mar. 22, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. March 20, 2022. Editorial: ‘Parental rights’ or just more bigotry? The Florida GOP’s Parental Rights in Education bill, more aptly criticized nationwide as the Don’t Say Gay bill, would set back human understanding in the state by decades and...