The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms.
A major conference aimed at cutting global smoking rates in Moscow found itself grappling with another issue.
The e-cigarette was pushed centre stage ahead of World No Tobacco Day, with doctors and policy experts urging the UN's health agency to embrace the gadget as a life saver.
South Korea's state health insurer said Monday it had filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, seeking damages of 53.7 billion won ($51.6 million) for payouts over smoking-related illnesses.
Los Angeles lawmakers voted to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including work places, restaurants and bars.
Cuban cigar sales were up eight percent in 2013, reaching $447 million, with strongest market gains in China.
US regulators on Friday banned four types of small cigarettes known as bidis made by an Indian company, marking the Food and Drug Administration's first-ever oversight action against a tobacco product.
China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050 by fully implementing a set of neglected anti-smoking policies it had already agreed to.
Moderate or heavy smokers who quit tobacco get a boost in mental wellbeing that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking anti-depressants.
Fifty years ago, almost half of Americans smoked cigarettes -- at work, in restaurants, schools and even in hospitals. Then came a landmark warning that changed everything.
"A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I'll do the shaking myself."
Japan Tobacco (JT) and Philip Morris will each buy a 20 percent stake in Russian distributor Megapolis for a total of more than $1.5 billion, as the rivals move to tap the world's second-biggest cigarette market.
A New York City law banning cigarette sales to people under 21 was signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday, the latest move in the Big Apple's war on smoking.
Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of smokers' lives, a conference on the increasingly popular devices heard Tuesday, though some experts warned more research on the health effects is needed.
South Korea's top tobacco firm said Wednesday it would pull ads for its new "This Africa" brand of cigarettes after complaints the use of images of apes dressed as humans was racist.
Kazakhstan Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Yerbolat Dossayev explained the coming raise of the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco.
The Spanish government, which is struggling to cut one of the eurozone's largest public deficits during a double-dip recession, on Friday raised taxes on tobacco and alcohol.
Director of Kazakhstan National Center for Healthy Lifestyle Zhamilya Battakova spoke about frightening images on cigarette packs.
Some of tobacco producers have started printing daunting images on cigarette packs ahead of scheduled time in Kazakhstan.
Life expectancy in Russia has marked time since the collapse of the Soviet Union but risen in its former eastern-bloc allies.
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