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Boehner's New Gig: Tobacco Company Board Member

He's elected to the Reynolds American board, will start immediately

(Newser) - John Boehner, who in addition to being a well-known crier is also a well-known smoker, has been elected to the board of tobacco company Reynolds American Inc., Reynolds announced in a statement Thursday. Reynolds owns the Newport brand of cigarettes as well as Camel, Boehner's preferred brand. (As Bloomberg... More »

$27B Tobacco Merger Creates Cigarette 'Duopoly'

Reynolds, Lorillard to merge

(Newser) - Reynolds American, the maker of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, has agreed to buy Lorillard, the maker of Newport menthols, in a deal that will make it a strong second to Marlboro manufacturer Altria in the US tobacco market, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reynolds will pay a combination of... More »

Reynolds Uses NYC Smoking Ban to Hawk Snus

New ad campaign urges smokers to 'reclaim' New York City

(Newser) - It was bound to happen: Reynolds American is launching a new ad campaign riffing on New York City's new anti-smoking legislation. “Smokers, switch to smoke-free Camel Snus and reclaim the world’s greatest city,” one ad urges. The ads began running in newspapers last week, just as... More »

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