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Reynolds American

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Reynolds American website: www.reynoldsamerican.com

Reynolds American was formed in July 2004 from the merger of RJ Reynolds and Brown & Williamson.  Brown & Williamson had been part of British American Tobacco (BAT); BAT is now a significant shareholder of Reynolds American.

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17 August 2011

Tobacco companies file lawsuit over warning labels [USA]

Author: Jeffrey Collins, Detroit Free Press

Tobacco companies want a judge to put a stop to new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and pictures of diseased lungs, saying they unfairly urge adults to shun their legal products and will cost millions to produce....

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21 June 2011

FDA issues graphic cigarette labels [USA]

Author: Michael Felberbaum, Associated Press

In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use…Also included among the labels are...

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6 May 2011

FLOC delegation brings tobacco farm workers' human rights message to Europe and to BAT shareholders

Author: International Union of Food Workers

Representatives from the IUF-affiliated Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) completed a 2 week European tour targeting Reynolds America & BAT…for the appalling migrant worker conditions on tobacco farms in the US...At BAT’s…annual shareholders’...

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11 January 2011

Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2010 for the Right to Associate

Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that “everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests”...Intl. Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has released our 2010 version of an annual report: “Working for...

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11 January 2011

[DOC] R. J. Reynolds response to Intl. Labor Rights Forum report “Working for Scrooge”

Author: R. J. Reynolds

...We are at a loss to understand why R.J. Reynolds [part of Reynolds American] would be mentioned at all in connection with claimed violations of workers’ rights to organize and join unions. What is clear from the report is that the Farm Labor...

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13 November 2010

Cigarette Giants in Global Fight on Tighter Rules

Author: Duff Wilson, New York Times

As sales to developing nations become ever more important to giant tobacco companies, they are stepping up efforts around the world to fight tough restrictions on the marketing of cigarettes…The industry has ramped up its efforts in advance of a...

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15 September 2010

US Judge Holds Hearing On How To Implement Tobacco Restrictions

Author: Brent Kendall, Dow Jones Newswires

The Justice Department and the tobacco industry returned to court Wednesday to begin sorting out how to implement restrictions imposed on cigarette makers in 2006 after a U.S. judge found the companies violated federal racketeering laws...Now, the...

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19 April 2010

Tobacco 'candy' could poison kids: study

Author: Amy Norton, Reuters

In a study of reports to U.S. poison control centers between 2006 and 2008, investigators found that 13,705 children younger than 6 were accidentally poisoned by tobacco products... In a baby or small child, even a small amount of nicotine...can cause...

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19 February 2010

Both sides take tobacco fight to Supreme Court [USA]

Author: Mark Sherman, AP

The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Friday to allow the government to seek nearly $300 billion from the tobacco industry for a half-century of deception that "has cost the lives and damaged the health of untold millions of Americans."...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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