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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

A check on tobacco stocks

   Philip Morris International's Q2 profits fell 8 percent, as it shipped fewer cigarettes. Tobacco analyst Bonnie Herzog of Wells Fargo Securities, offers insight.

Tobacco flavored vodka?

   Tony Elward, International Spirit, explains his crazy concoction.

On the Call: Philip Morris Int'l CFO Olczak

Tobacco companies including Philip Morris International Inc. have ventured into smokeless tobacco and other nicotine products as tax increases, health concerns, smoking bans and stigma cut into demand for cigarettes. Full story

Across tobacco country, crops wilt from rain

Jason Elliott had one of his best stands of burley tobacco growing until the rains started. Five days and seven inches of precipitation later, about a quarter of his crop was ruined, trimming thousands of dollars from his payday when he hauls his leaf to market in a few months. Full story

UK government delays decision on cigarette branding ban

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government on Friday delayed plans to ban company branding on cigarette packets in England, saying it wanted to first see the impact of a similar decision in Australia. Full story

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Video

  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.

  Kathie Lee: Prayers go out to Paris Jackson

TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb offer their sympathies as they discuss an apparent suicide attempt by Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris.

  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.

  What drinking, smoking on-camera means for off-camera life

The Cycle hosts spin on the role of tobacco and alcohol on the big screen, and the government's role in shaping culture.

  Colo. becomes world’s first legal, fully-regulated marijuana market

Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several bills Tuesday establishing the recreational use, sale, and consumption of marijuana for adults. Chris Hayes talks with Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, which ran the campaign for the Colorado pot legalization ball

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US Tobacco graders Jimmy Allen (third from left) and Scott Harrington, discuss a tobacco grade with warehouse manager Elton Johnson at the Big L Warehouse in Mullins
US Tobacco graders Jimmy Allen (third from left) and Scott Harrington, discuss a tobacco grade with warehouse manager Elton Johnson at the Big L Warehouse in Mullins

US Tobacco graders Jimmy Allen and Scott Harrington, discuss a tobacco grade with warehouse manager Elton Johnson at the Big L Warehouse in Mullins, South Carolina July 29, 2013. The farm cooperative US Tobacco sets the standard for pricing and quality of the area farmer's crops at this warehouse.

Warehouse worker David Montgomery sweeps tobacco from the floor at Big L Warehouse in Mullins
Warehouse worker David Montgomery sweeps tobacco from the floor at Big L Warehouse in Mullins

Warehouse worker David Montgomery sweeps tobacco from the floor at Big L Warehouse in Mullins, South Carolina July 29, 2013. The traditional tobacco harvest requires many labor-intensive hours to bring the crop to market, especially with the flue-cured variety prominent in the southern United States

Lester "Buddy" Stroud, a farm hand at Shelley Farms, checks over  a field of tobacco ready to be harvested in the Pleasant View community of Horry County
Lester "Buddy" Stroud, a farm hand at Shelley Farms, checks over a field of tobacco ready to be harvested in the Pleasant View community of Horry County

Lester "Buddy" Stroud, a farm hand at Shelley Farms, checks over a field of tobacco ready to be harvested in the Pleasant View community of Horry County, South Carolina July 26, 2013. The traditional tobacco harvest requires many labor-intensive hours to bring the crop to market, especially with th

Lester "Buddy" Stroud, a farm hand at Shelley Farms, walks through a field of tobacco ready to be harvested in the Pleasant View community of Horry County
Lester "Buddy" Stroud, a farm hand at Shelley Farms, walks through a field of tobacco ready to be harvested in the Pleasant View community of Horry County

Lester "Buddy" Stroud, a farm hand at Shelley Farms, walks through a field of tobacco ready to be harvested in the Pleasant View community of Horry County, South Carolina July 26, 2013. The traditional tobacco harvest requires many labor-intensive hours to bring the crop to market, especially with t