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History of the Lucky Strike Cigarette Brand

History of the Lucky Strike brand began in the nineteen century. In 1871, the R.A. Patterson company recorded it for sale. Originally Lucky Strike cigarettes represented pressed tobacco. In 1905, Lucky Strike cigarette brand was acquired by American Tobacco Company. Marketers had placed their bets on a suitable name that corresponded fully to the spirit of that time. In 1916, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Grandson of major tobacco company founder speaks out against smoking

Patrick Reynolds is the grandson of the late RJ Reynolds, whose company produces cigarette brands Camel, Monarch and Winston. Reynolds says his father’s death from emphysema caused by years of smoking is why he’s trying to help others through The Foundation for a Smokefree America. “I started smoking myself at 17 and quitting was one of the hardest things I … Continue reading

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FDA Defends Graphic Labels against Cigarette Companies’ Lawsuit

Responding to a lawsuit filed by five of the nation’s largest cigarette manufacturers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed Friday to block any delay to new regulations requiring graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. The tobacco companies are suing the agency in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claiming that the new labels cross the line from … Continue reading

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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco cutting more NC jobs

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is offering buyouts as the Winston-Salem company trims its work force as it is selling fewer cigarettes. The company is seeking volunteers among its 1,400 manufacturing employees, offering two weeks of pay for every year worked. Spokesman David Howard says about half of the cigarette-maker‘s manufacturing employees have at least 30 years with the company. Many … Continue reading

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Cigarette Manufacturers Declare War on FDA

Two months ago, the Food and Drug Administration launched a campaign of “shock and ewww!” against America’s cigarette manufacturers. Beginning on September 22, 2012, the FDA will start slapping anti-smoking posters across the top half of every cigarette pack in the nation. These are shocking, disturbing pictures — pictures of smokers breathing through tracheotomy holes in their necks, of a … Continue reading

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Smokers won’t quit over images

The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers’ Advisory Committee (ITMAC) made the claim as it emerged five tobacco firms plan to sue the US Food and Drug administration (FDA) over a new law that will force them to place graphic health warnings on cigarette packets. The firms in question, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco, Commonwealth Brands, Liggett Group and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco … Continue reading

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Safety of dissolvable tobacco products disputed

Tobacco company rep David Howard waxes enthusiastic when he talks about a new product his employer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., has developed: a pellet of finely cured tobacco, binders and flavoring that dissolves in the mouth in 10 minutes. Under test market in two U.S. cities — Denver and Charlotte, N.C. — Camel Orbs will join two dissolvable tobacco lozenges … Continue reading

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Camel Cigarettes

Camel is a brand of cigarettes that was introduced by American company R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in the summer of 1913. Most current Camel cigarettes contain a blend of Turkish tobacco and Virginia tobacco. Early in 2008 the blend was changed as was the package design. Camel cigarettes were originally blended to have a milder taste in contrast to brands that, … Continue reading

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Tobacco company defends ads of past

DELAND — In the black and white television days of the 1950s and early 1960s, “virtually everyone” was exposed to information linking cigarettes to lung cancer, a historian testified for tobacco company R.J. Reynolds on Wednesday in court. The cigarette maker defended a claim from a Daytona Beach grandmother, who is seeking damages for the lung cancer she suffered. Stella … Continue reading

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Viceroy cigarettes

Although the Viceroy brand of cigarettes is not commonly known as a premium brand in the United States, it is still very popular among smokers all over the globe. This particular brand of cigarettes seems to appeal most to those smokers who wish to save money, yet still smoke cigarettes that taste, feel and look like premium brands. People appreciate … Continue reading

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