Tobacco 21 Bill Voted Through New Jersey Legislature

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Tobacco 21 Bill Voted Through New Jersey Legislature

Moves To Governor Christie’s Desk For Signature

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TRENTON, N.J., June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Today, New Jersey’s Assembly overwhelmingly passed #A2320 that raises the legal minimum sales age for all nicotine and tobacco products to 21.  The New Jersey Senate has already voted through companion bill #S359, so the future of this addiction preventing and lifesaving effort is now in Governor Christie’s hands.  If signed, this policy will give millions of young people who live in New Jersey more time before they are bombarded with offers to begin smoking.


95% of all smokers take up their deadly habit before age 21,” said Rob Crane, MD, Ohio State University professor of Family Medicine and President of the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation.  “Susceptibility to nicotine addiction declines rapidly as young people move into their 20s.  A few years delay means a lot less addiction.”


Last session, Governor Christie failed to sign the bill,

citing time limitations, even though it had substantial bi-partisan legislative support and 75% popular support. Nationally sixty-six million Americans, more than 20% of the nation’s population, live in jurisdictions that limit tobacco sales to age 21.  Mr. Christie often recounts

the death of his mother from lung cancer due to smoking

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“Tobacco 21 is trending in New Jersey.  Two dozen New Jersey municipalities have already enacted local ordinances that move the age of sale to 21

including Paterson, Trenton and Princeton,” shared Karen Blumenfeld, Esq., Executive Director of Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP).  “If the bill is signed by the Governor, New Jersey will become the 3rd state after Hawaii and California to require age 21.  We call on the Governor to step up and better protect our kids from a lifetime of deadly addiction.”



About PTAF:



  The Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation is the national leader in promoting Tobacco 21 legislation and publishes the website:


Tobacco21.org


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About GASP:



  GASP is a 41-year old non-profit in Summit, NJ that focuses on emerging trends in tobacco control, tracks related laws and policies, and serves as a leading educational resource provider on many issues including tobacco age 21 and licensing e-cigarette retailers

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Rob Crane, MD.  President, 
Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation 
     (614) 766-2211  Rob.Crane@PTAF.org
Karen Blumenfeld, Esq.  Executive Director,
New Jersey GASP 
     (908) 377-3900.   KBlumenfeld@njgasp.org

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SOURCE Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation

Xcaliber International Announces New Product in Indiana

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Xcaliber International Announces New Product in Indiana

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PRYOR, Okla., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Xcaliber International announces a new brand certification in Indiana. Xcaliber’s fastest growing brand, Berley cigarettes, has now been approved for sale in the state of Indiana. Berley joins Xcaliber’s already extensive portfolio of brands for sale in the Hoosier state.

Xcaliber International

“With the addition of Berley to our product portfolio in Indiana, Xcaliber should be well poised to continue its growth in that state,” said Eric Estes, General Counsel. Berley may now be sold in a total of 16 states, with certifications pending in 22 others. “Of Xcaliber’s brands, Berley is the one to watch,” Estes said.

Xcaliber International, based in Pryor, Oklahoma, is the leading Tier Four cigarette manufacturer in the United States. Xcaliber International is built on the foundation of providing the highest value products in the Tier Four category.

For further inquiries: pr@xcaliberinternational.com

 

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Swedish Match Repurchases Own Shares

Swedish Match Repurchases Own Shares

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STOCKHOLM, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Swedish Match AB (publ) has resolved to repurchase shares during the period June 20, 2017 to July 21, 2017 of an amount up to 250 MSEK.

Swedish Match AB (“Swedish Match” or the “Company”) has resolved to initiate a share buy-back program for a total amount of up to 250 MSEK up until July 21, 2017. This program forms part of Swedish Match’s existing strategy to return excess cash to its shareholders. The program permits share repurchases being executed during the upcoming closed period ahead of the second quarter interim report release, as defined by the Market Abuse regulation. The program is communicated in accordance with applicable regulations.

Repurchased shares will be used to reduce Swedish Match’s share capital by cancellation of shares. The program is being carried out in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (“MAR”) and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2016/1052 (the “Safe Harbour Regulation”). The buy-back program will be managed by a securities company or credit institution that makes its trading decisions regarding Swedish Match’s shares independently of, and without influence by, Swedish Match with regards to the timing of the repurchases.

The buy-back program resolved upon by the Board of Directors shall meet the following terms:

1. Repurchases of shares are to be made on Nasdaq Stockholm and in accordance with Nasdaq Stockholm’s Rule Book for Issuers and in accordance with MAR and the Safe Harbour Regulation.

2. Share repurchases can be made from June 20, 2017 to July 21, 2017. 

3. Repurchases of shares on the Nasdaq Stockholm are to be made at a per-share price within the registered interval for the going rate at any given time, which denotes the interval between the highest and lowest selling price. 

4. Shares for a total maximum amount of 250 MSEK may be repurchased. 

5. A maximum of 18,180,000 shares may be repurchased. The Company’s holding of its own shares may not at any time exceed 10 percent of the outstanding shares in the Company. 

6. Payment for the shares is to be made in cash.

The total number of outstanding registered shares in Swedish Match AB amounts to 181,800,000. Swedish Match owned 1,535,690 own shares per June 19, 2017.


Contacts:

Marlene Forsell,
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Office +46-8-658-0489

Emmett Harrison,
Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability
Office +46-8-658-0173

This information is information that Swedish Match AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:45 a.m. CET on June 20, 2017.

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