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Tobacco maker separates core business, innovation; also creates ‘growth officer’ role

RICHMOND, Va. -- In a move to accelerate the growth of its noncombustible reduced-risk products, major tobacco manufacturer Altria Group Inc. has announced two major reorganization steps: First, it will structurally divide its business into two segments, what it calls its “core” tobacco business...

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Agency focus on youth keeps pressure on manufacturers

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to address the use of electronic cigarettes by underage teens, sending requests for information to four more e-cigarette manufacturers after initially questioning San Francisco-based Juul Labs. Like the inquiry sent to Juul...

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State may become sixth to raise legal smoking age

BOSTON -- Massachusetts could become the sixth state to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products to 21. Its House of Representatives recently approved a larger measure aimed at curbing teenage tobacco use, according to the Associated Press. If the measure becomes law, Massachusetts will join...

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City that banned menthol could add more regulation
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Data defines emerging consumer on issues of affluence, occasion and annual spend

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Subsegments garner new attention from consumers
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Analyst reveals tobacco trends for first quarter of 2018

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3 insights from the retailer's first-quarter earnings call

While regulation remains uncertain, innovation and promising stats raise hopes
App now accounts for states with tobacco-purchase ages of 19 or 21