Tobacco http://wunc.org en Changing Industries in North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/changing-industries-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reynolds American and Lorillard, two of the country’s biggest tobacco producers, announced a merger yesterday that is expected to reshape the tobacco industry.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:49:39 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39089 at http://wunc.org Changing Industries in North Carolina Merger With Lorillard Would Beef Up Reynolds Tobacco Portfolio http://wunc.org/post/merger-lorillard-would-beef-reynolds-tobacco-portfolio <p></p><p>Reynolds American plans to acquire Lorillard as part of a $27 billion merger. The deal would bring together the second- and third-largest tobacco companies in America.</p><p></p><p>Reynolds owns the popular Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, but now they stand to acquire Lorillard's iconic Newport brand.</p><p></p><p>Reynolds President Susan Cameron said she's had her eye on it for some time.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:52:34 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 39079 at http://wunc.org Merger With Lorillard Would Beef Up Reynolds Tobacco Portfolio Two North Carolina-Based Tobacco Giants To Merge http://wunc.org/post/two-north-carolina-based-tobacco-giants-merge <p></p><p>America's second and third-largest tobacco companies have announced the terms of a potential merger. Reynolds American Inc. will buy Lorillard for $27.4 billion. The Newport cigarette brand will follow Lorillard to Reynolds, where it will join Camel and Pall Mall, and VUSE (Reynold's e-cigarette brand).</p><p>Reynolds is based in Winston Salem, NC. Lorillard is located in Greensboro.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:26:46 +0000 News 39016 at http://wunc.org Two North Carolina-Based Tobacco Giants To Merge Child Labor In North Carolina Tobacco Fields http://wunc.org/post/child-labor-north-carolina-tobacco-fields <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Federal law permits children to work in agriculture from younger ages and for longer hours than any other industry.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:37:59 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 37899 at http://wunc.org Child Labor In North Carolina Tobacco Fields Why Are Tobacco Companies So Positive About E-Cig Regulation? http://wunc.org/post/why-are-tobacco-companies-so-positive-about-e-cig-regulation <p></p><p>Shortly after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/24/306228616/the-fda-moves-to-regulate-increasingly-popular-e-cigarettes">F.D.A. announced </a>newly proposed regulations of the exploding E-Cigarette market, Greensboro-based Lorillard released&nbsp; a statement on the matter:</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:07:19 +0000 Eric Mennel & Catherine Brand 34402 at http://wunc.org Why Are Tobacco Companies So Positive About E-Cig Regulation? NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending http://wunc.org/post/nc-ranks-45th-tobacco-prevention-and-cessation-spending <p></p><p>North Carolina doesn't spend enough to keep people from smoking or help them quit. That's according to a report from a coalition of health organizations.</p><p></p><p>The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids report ranked North Carolina 45<sup>th</sup> in the country for spending on smoking and chewing prevention or cessation programs. The report says the state spent none of its tobacco tax revenue on those programs in fiscal year 2013.</p><p></p><p>Ricky Diaz of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says the state wants to serve its residents.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:34:43 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27126 at http://wunc.org NC Ranks 45th For Tobacco Prevention And Cessation Spending NC Congress Members: Don't Sequester Tobacco Buyout Money http://wunc.org/post/nc-congress-members-dont-sequester-tobacco-buyout-money <p>Members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to not lower payments to tobacco farmers next year as part of the expected federal budget cuts known as sequestration.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:03:44 +0000 Jorge Valencia 25638 at http://wunc.org NC Congress Members: Don't Sequester Tobacco Buyout Money European Vote Could Hurt NC Tobacco Exports http://wunc.org/post/european-vote-could-hurt-nc-tobacco-exports <p>U.S. tobacco growers are watching new regulations being considered across the Atlantic.&nbsp; The European Parliament is set to vote on guidelines that would curtail the use of additives in tobacco that provide flavorings to the plant.&nbsp;<br /><br />Burley tobacco -- produced mainly in Kentucky -- contains a number of additives that change the taste.&nbsp; North Carolina has some burley growers, but mostly exports flue-cured tobacco.&nbsp; N.C. State extension economist Blake Brown says any new regulations could hurt tobacco farmers.<br /> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:41:06 +0000 Gurnal Scott 23765 at http://wunc.org European Vote Could Hurt NC Tobacco Exports Hundreds Of Items From Duke-Semans Estate Up For Auction http://wunc.org/post/hundreds-items-duke-semans-estate-auction <p>This weekend, bidders will have the opportunity to take home a piece of North Carolina history when<a href="http://www.brunkauctions.com/search-catalogues/current-catalog/"> hundreds of items</a> from Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans' estate go up for auction.</p><p>Semans was a longtime Durham philanthropist and the great-granddaughter of Washington Duke, who helped to create Duke University and founded the American Tobacco Company. She passed away in early 2012, and left a lifetime's collection of art, jewelry, furniture and household items behind.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 21098 at http://wunc.org Hundreds Of Items From Duke-Semans Estate Up For Auction New Law Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors http://wunc.org/post/new-law-bans-e-cigarette-sales-minors <P>Tobacco shop retailers are following <A href="http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/Senate/PDF/S530v6.pdf">a new law</A> that keeps them from selling electronic cigarettes to minors.&nbsp;Many smokers use e-cigarettes as a replacement for tobacco cigarettes. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:08:22 +0000 Gurnal Scott 19994 at http://wunc.org New Law Bans E-Cigarette Sales To Minors