BAT beats forecasts as key brands grow

Sales decline at slower rate than competitors

France shrugs off the smoking ban

The country that gave us Gitanes may soon enact strict antismoking laws, writes Adam Thomson

Hungary warns foreign companies over tax

Brussels launches probe into foreign tax levies

Spain’s Tabacalera set to take the cigar

Tobacco group prepares for surge in sales

Hon Lik, the inventor of the ecigarette.
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Ecigarette debate hots up in UK

Fears grow over health risks and normalising addiction

Health lobby seeks more curbs on tobacco

Ash looks to build on success of plain packaging legislation

Canadian court awards C$15.6bn to smokers

British American Tobacco to challenge class-action ruling

Beijing stubs out public smoking

Tough curbs in China, the world’s biggest tobacco consumer

Suntory to buy JT’s vending machine arm

Deal worth Y150bn includes tobacco group’s two beverage brands

Alison Brittain

UK boards miss target for women directors

Push for greater diversity yet to achieve widespread change

Tobacco groups start action over branding

Standardised packaging rules infringe rights, companies claim

Syrian smugglers turn to cigarettes

Despite harsh punishments, many living under Isis continue to smoke

Oil price and currency pound UK earnings

Annual profits at biggest listed companies weakest for 8 years

Imperial upbeat on Reynolds-Lorillard deal

No major changes expected from US competition authorities

Executive pay seen to be less contentious

Other issues include raising capital without asking shareholders

BAT battles to offset tobacco sales fall

Declines in emerging markets exacerbated by currency shifts

UK accused over cigarette lobbying abroad

Diplomat was at meeting in Pakistan with tobacco representatives

FTSE sectors brace for poll volatility

Worries largely centre on six sectors likely to be hit hard

Retailers stirred by store closure talk

Tobacco stocks were among the biggest fallers

Boardroom trades March 28

Latest directors’ deals at UK companies


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