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Mass. tax hikes kicking in on gasoline, cigarettes

Higher taxes on gasoline and cigarettes are kicking in for Massachusetts consumers. Full story

Mayor: Cigarette link to Pa. blast 'speculation'

Mayor Michael Nutter said Tuesday it would be "pure speculation" to say a contractor's cigarette caused a gas explosion that leveled a Philadelphia home, injuring eight people. Full story

Smokers try to get ahead of tax

Starting Thursday, Massachusetts' smokers and drivers will be spending more money.  Full story

More taxes are on the way for Mass.

Taxes are going up for drivers in Massachusetts and people who buy cigarettes. The state's transportation bill has been a point of controversy since the Governor's State of the Commonwealth address, when he announced his intention to raise the income tax and lower the sales tax. In a matter of days, Full story

On the Call: Reynolds American CEO Daniel Delen

The Food and Drug Administration review released Tuesday concluded that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. Full story

News Summary: Reynolds American 2Q profit up 4 pct

THE RESULTS: The owner of the nation's second-biggest tobacco company Reynolds American Inc.'s second-quarter profit rose 4 percent to $461 million as higher prices and lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement offset a decline in cigarette sales. The maker of Camel, Pall Mall and Natural Full story

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FDA considers tightening rules on menthol cigarettes

Sector Snap: Tobacco stocks hit by menthol opinion

On the Call: Altria Group CEO Barrington

Earnings Preview: Reynolds American 2Q

Australia at odds with cigarette makers over plain packaging impact

Philip Morris Int'l 2Q profit falls lower sales

On the Call: Philip Morris Int'l CFO Olczak

RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation

News Summary: Philip Morris Int'l 2Q profit falls

Earnings Preview: Philip Morris Int'l to report 2Q


  Tobacco companies investing in e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are a growing trend, but they are not FDA regulated and it’s unclear how the combination of chemicals impacts the body. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.

  July 23: Nightly News Tuesday broadcast

Glowing with pride, Will and Kate introduce their baby boy; NTSB launches investigation into Southwest accident; Pope Francis ‘not at all afraid’ when mob rushed motorcade; Families spending less to fund college; Weiner admits to more inappropriate behavior; Tobacco companies investing in e-cigarett

  TSA shares confiscated items via Instagram

A new Transportation Security Administration Instagram account is documenting some of the outrageous items people attempt to take on airplanes, including handguns, a grenade and a bayonet.

  Puffing for Profits: Big Tobacco & E-Cigarettes

Murray Kessler, Lorillard CEO, talks about FDA approval of its new non-menthol cigarette product as the company makes a big bet on e-cigarettes.

  Sales of electronic cigarettes on the rise

Sales of electronic cigarettes, a smoking alterantive, are expected to double this year. But are they really a healthier cigarette alternative? NBC’s Erica Hill reports and NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses the health claims.

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