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Sector Snap: Tobacco stocks hit by menthol opinion

Shares of tobacco companies fell Tuesday after a Food and Drug Administration review concluded that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. Full story

On the Call: Altria Group CEO Barrington

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Tuesday it's on track to launch its first electronic cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana starting next month. Full story

Earnings Preview: Reynolds American 2Q

Reynolds American Inc., the second-biggest U.S. cigarette company, should give investors some insight into its premium Camel brand and its lower-priced Pall Mall brand when it releases its second-quarter results before the stock markets open Wednesday. Full story

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On the Call: Philip Morris Int'l CFO Olczak

Study: Movie characters smoking less, drinking more

Fewer tobacco products, but not alcohol, in movies

Do cigarette companies use tax hikes in strategy?

Japan to raise $10 billion through Japan Tobacco share sale

Food, drink industries undermine health policy, study finds

Alberta wealth manager urges leadership, eschews trendy products


  Are E-Cigarettes Smokin' Hot?

Big tobacco companies are taking notice of the potential $1 billion e-cigarette business, but critics say there's not enough information about the potential health risks associated with the product, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  How NRA uses boycott threats to keep gunmakers in line

Bloomberg Businessweek's Paul Barrett writes in the magazine's latest issue about why gun makers fear the NRA, and he joins Morning Joe to discuss his research.

  Bob Ney attacks John Boehner

Former Ohio congressman Bob Ney is a convicted felon who is blowing the whistle on John Boehner's past. Ed Schultz spoke to Ney on his radio show today and he spilled the beans on Boehner's relationships with special interest groups and more.

  NRA keeps spotlight and accountability off the gun industry

Rachel Maddow draws parallels between Big Tobacco's use of a marketing-managed fake citizen action group to shield itself from public rancor and the gun industry's use of the NRA to not only advocate for its business interests but to draw away the spotlight from the real players on the issue of gun

  Big Tobacco models disinformation, distraction strategy

Rachel Maddow describes how the tobacco industry used a citizen smoker front group to be the face of its lobbying in order to shield itself from the political fallout of its own deadly product.

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Jeffrey S. Wigand
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Jeffrey S. Wigand, who has made controversial disclosures about the tobacco industry, speaks with reporters outside of Federal Court, Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in Washington. The Justice Department is suing the tobacco industry for $280 billion for conspiring to deceive the public about health risks as