Before life goes sideways, be sure to do these 3 things

Her husband, Jose, had been in a terrible accident and was now in intensive care, irreparably wounded. A week later, with no signs of brain function, he was removed from life support and died. She wasn’t sure of all their coverage, and she couldn’t easily locate the phone number for their insurance company. A few things kept recurring, and she said, “If we had had these few things done, there would have been less to answer. The site went viral and Reynolds wrote “What Matters Most,” a guide to w


Her husband, Jose, had been in a terrible accident and was now in intensive care, irreparably wounded. A week later, with no signs of brain function, he was removed from life support and died. She wasn’t sure of all their coverage, and she couldn’t easily locate the phone number for their insurance company. A few things kept recurring, and she said, “If we had had these few things done, there would have been less to answer. The site went viral and Reynolds wrote “What Matters Most,” a guide to w
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Before life goes sideways, be sure to do these 3 things

Chanel Reynolds got the call you never want.

Her husband, Jose, had been in a terrible accident and was now in intensive care, irreparably wounded. A week later, with no signs of brain function, he was removed from life support and died. Meanwhile, Reynolds realized they had wills, but they were not signed or notarized. She wasn’t sure of all their coverage, and she couldn’t easily locate the phone number for their insurance company.

A super-organized project manager, Reynolds says her organizing skills were extremely helpful. At the same time, she said, it was “humiliating that I was so disorganized and felt so helpless.”

Holding her thumb and fingers several inches apart to represent a stack of paper, Reynolds said the mail piled up and all she could do was stare at it, paralyzed.

When she recovered from an unrecoverable time, Reynolds created GYST.com in 2013 to share what she’d learned. (GYST stands for Get Your S— Together.) A few things kept recurring, and she said, “If we had had these few things done, there would have been less to answer. I hoped family and friends would share.”

The site went viral and Reynolds wrote “What Matters Most,” a guide to wills, money and insurance — and where to start when you don’t even know you need to do this.


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Deadpool: R-rated smart-mouth hero could be Marvel’s next leading man

Although “Avengers: Endgame” is being marketed as the conclusion to an epic 22-picture Marvel Studios’ saga, it will not be the end of Disney and Marvel’s cinematic universe. In fact, the Disney- Fox merger supplies Marvel Studios with a new roster of characters, including one highly popular name: Deadpool. The 2016 film “Deadpool” grossed $783 million worldwide while its 2018 sequel “Deadpool 2” grossed $785 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. The first “Deadpool” was the highest-g


Although “Avengers: Endgame” is being marketed as the conclusion to an epic 22-picture Marvel Studios’ saga, it will not be the end of Disney and Marvel’s cinematic universe. In fact, the Disney- Fox merger supplies Marvel Studios with a new roster of characters, including one highly popular name: Deadpool. The 2016 film “Deadpool” grossed $783 million worldwide while its 2018 sequel “Deadpool 2” grossed $785 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. The first “Deadpool” was the highest-g
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Deadpool: R-rated smart-mouth hero could be Marvel's next leading man

Although “Avengers: Endgame” is being marketed as the conclusion to an epic 22-picture Marvel Studios’ saga, it will not be the end of Disney and Marvel’s cinematic universe. In fact, the Disney- Fox merger supplies Marvel Studios with a new roster of characters, including one highly popular name: Deadpool.

While there is no official word regarding the rest of Fox’s Marvel property, Disney confirmed at the recent Cinemacon that Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, will be featured in future movies.

“You’ll be seeing more of Deadpool in the years to come,” Disney chairman Alan Horn said, assuring consumers over the beloved character.

Disney making more Deadpool movies with Reynolds is not a surprise.

Reynolds’ role is the equivalent to Robert Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man” and Chris Evans “Captain America — it simply is not the same without him. The 2016 film “Deadpool” grossed $783 million worldwide while its 2018 sequel “Deadpool 2” grossed $785 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. The first “Deadpool” was the highest-grossing R-rated film ever, and the biggest box office success for Fox since “Avatar.”

The real question about future Marvel content is whether or not Reynolds will join the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe and future Avengers’ films at some point, especially with several marquee names expecting to either die or retire in “Avengers: Endgame.”

“There are clear upsides and intrigue around a potential meet-up between Deadpool and the Avengers, but it shouldn’t be done just because they can,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst for Boxoffice.com. “Disney doesn’t have any pressing need to mix Deadpool into their existing universe because it’s proven enormously successful without him, and he without it. A managed coexistence could be just as or more lucrative.”


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Reynolds tobacco debuts e-cigarette commercial, tightens online vape sales to combat teen use

It’s also limiting customers on its online store from ordering more than $80 per week and three devices per quarter, the company said. E-cigarette companies have rolled out their own sales restrictions since the Food and Drug Administration threatened banning nicotine vaporizers altogether amid what federal health officials call an “epidemic” of teen vaping.” At the same time, they don’t want to lose any more market share to start-up e-cigarette company Juul, which has dominated the industry sin


It’s also limiting customers on its online store from ordering more than $80 per week and three devices per quarter, the company said. E-cigarette companies have rolled out their own sales restrictions since the Food and Drug Administration threatened banning nicotine vaporizers altogether amid what federal health officials call an “epidemic” of teen vaping.” At the same time, they don’t want to lose any more market share to start-up e-cigarette company Juul, which has dominated the industry sin
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Reynolds tobacco debuts e-cigarette commercial, tightens online vape sales to combat teen use

Reynolds American tobacco is tightening restrictions to buy its Vuse e-cigarettes online and running a national ad campaign to try to position itself as a leader in combating underage use amid a federal crackdown on teen vaping.

A unit of British American Tobacco, Reynolds debuts its ad campaign on several cable networks, including CNN, The History Channel and AMC, starting Monday to promote its Vuse Alto e-cigarette as a way to help adult smokers quit. It’s also limiting customers on its online store from ordering more than $80 per week and three devices per quarter, the company said.

E-cigarette companies have rolled out their own sales restrictions since the Food and Drug Administration threatened banning nicotine vaporizers altogether amid what federal health officials call an “epidemic” of teen vaping.” At the same time, they don’t want to lose any more market share to start-up e-cigarette company Juul, which has dominated the industry since its debut in 2015.

“As a company, since we began marketing Vuse in the very beginning, we have been committed to preventing youth use of our vapor products,” said Christy Canary-Garner, Vuse vice president of consumer marketing.

The Vuse e-cigarette captured about 13 percent of the convenience store market in the 12 months ended Feb. 9, according to Nielsen numbers compiled by Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog. Juul accounted for nearly 69 percent. The data do not include online and vape shop sales.

Vuse Alto looks similar to a Juul. It mirrors Juul’s rectangular shape, though it’s thicker and rounder. Pre-filled pods contain liquid nicotine in flavors like rich tobacco and mixed berry.

Health officials, including FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, blame flavors for attracting kids to e-cigarettes. In the fall, Juulsuspended retail sales of most of its flavors. In January, it started running TV ads aimed at attracting adult smokers to switch from cigarettes.

The FDA in November said it would limit fruit flavors to be sold in age-verified stores like vape shops, while allowing tobacco, mint and menthol flavors to continue to be sold in convenience stores. The agency has not yet published its guidance on the rule.

Canary-Garner said Reynolds will be ready to comply, though it will continue selling the much-criticized fruity flavors in the meantime. She said tobacco, mint and menthol are the most popular Vuse flavors.

“We’re unique in this position in that we have 100 years in understanding the adult tobacco consumer, and flavors do play a role in that,” she said. “Consumers are seeking choice, not only in their device format but in their flavor and performance and in the satisfaction of that.”

Reynolds’ new commercial claims the Vuse Alto promises smokers “the perfect puff.”

Canary-Garner said Reynolds requires models in its advertising to be at least 25 years and old and be styled to look older. Juul has been criticized repeatedly for using young models who looked like teenagers in one of its early ad campaigns.

Reynolds’ ads will run during shows with at least 80 percent of viewers at least 18 years old, Canary-Garner said. The company declined to disclose how much it’s spending on the campaign.

The online sales restrictions come on top of the company’s existing age verification system. Reynolds picked $80 as the maximum customers can spend per week because it felt like that was enough for adults to buy what they need and allow the company to prevent teens from buying mass quantities and selling them to their friends.

Canary-Garner said Reynolds will also help train more retail employees to check identification through the We Card program.


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Stock buyback ban would backfire and lead more companies to go private, Canaccord says

If Congress limits the ability of companies to buy back shares, it would backfire and likely result in more companies taking themselves private through leveraged buyouts, a Wall Street research firm said. “Going private is essentially a 100 percent buyback,” said Brian Reynolds, asset class strategist at Canaccord Genuity. He adds that CEOs are motivated to increase their companies’ stock price. “If regulators are going to make it less profitable to be public, then we’ll have more private compan


If Congress limits the ability of companies to buy back shares, it would backfire and likely result in more companies taking themselves private through leveraged buyouts, a Wall Street research firm said. “Going private is essentially a 100 percent buyback,” said Brian Reynolds, asset class strategist at Canaccord Genuity. He adds that CEOs are motivated to increase their companies’ stock price. “If regulators are going to make it less profitable to be public, then we’ll have more private compan
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Stock buyback ban would backfire and lead more companies to go private, Canaccord says

If Congress limits the ability of companies to buy back shares, it would backfire and likely result in more companies taking themselves private through leveraged buyouts, a Wall Street research firm said.

“Going private is essentially a 100 percent buyback,” said Brian Reynolds, asset class strategist at Canaccord Genuity. He adds that CEOs are motivated to increase their companies’ stock price. “If regulators are going to make it less profitable to be public, then we’ll have more private companies.”

Reynolds said it’s often the case that legislation meant to curb corporate excess backfires, and creates new problems as companies find ways around rules. For instance, he said post-Enron legislation only encouraged more shadow banking.

As for buybacks, Congress has been bristling at the record stock repurchases by corporate America, popular particularly in the post-financial crisis era of low interest rates. Companies used cheap debt to buy back stock to reduce their shares outstanding and boost stock prices and earnings per share. Democrats have used evidence of this surge in buybacks as a way to criticize the GOP corporate tax overhaul.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on Tuesday was the latest prominent legislator and the first Republican to support action that would limit buybacks or make them less palatable to corporate executives. Rubio backed a plan that would raise taxes on capital gains as a way to discourage companies from pursuing share repurchases.

Last week, Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer D-N.Y., and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said they proposed legislation that would force companies to invest in their workforce and communities through better pay and benefits before they could spend on buybacks.

“It doesn’t make sense for most companies to invest in plant and equipment and hiring because nominal GDP growth is in a four decade downtrend. If every company started investing in plant and equipment, the result would be deflation, which would be far worse for the economy,” said Reynolds, in an interview. He said demand is not there to support that.

“I think you need a real change in the executive branch and in the Senate for this to pass,” said Reynolds. “I think that’s not going to happen for two years, and it’s going to be coincident with when I think the next LBO wave begins anyway. As most big rules and regulations have backfired in the past, this would backfire.”

Reynolds said he would not expect legislation against buybacks for at least two years, since a GOP Senate would not endorse it. Reynolds noted that after shoddy accounting at WorldCom and Enron were exposed, and their off-balance sheet financing revealed, regulators moved to limit the use of the special purpose vehicles to hide assets.

But the new regulation actually resulted in more shadow banking in the next cycle. He said those special purpose vehicles were ‘turbo-charged’ and became the structured investment vehicles that helped spur the financial crisis.

Reynolds said he believes the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, then created to combat excesses that led to the financial crisis, have given way to even more shadow banking.

After the problems with special purpose funds, the SEC essentially banned the type of money market funds that utilized them and allowed the issuing firms to hide assets, Reynolds noted. “This ban has backfired with an estimated $400+ billion going into lightly regulated cash funds that want to take even more risk, resulting in private liquidity funds, levered insurance products, and increased structured finance activities like CLOs designed to meet the increased risk appetite,” he wrote in a note.

Reynolds said Congress, in all of these cases, was only treating the symptom and would be doing that again with buybacks. He also puts public pensions at the root of the problem.

“The problem is that our nation’s public pensions have become the dominant global investor, are grossly underfunded and thus have to reach for risk, and are essentially unregulated because of states’ belief that they are sovereign,” he said. “Thus, they reach for yield and have generated repeated financial boom and bust cycles since the early 1990s.”


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‘Feuding’ Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds try to call a truce in ads for each other’s products

Wolverine star Hugh Jackman and Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds have released a video on Twitter showing them attempting to call a truce over their long-running social media “feud.” The two actors are shown discussing the commercials they’ve agreed to make for each other’s products: Jackman’s coffee company Laughing Man Coffee and Reynolds’ Aviation Gin. Reynolds shows his commercial, featuring Jackman’s coffee beans as being “born with a special power.” Reynolds’ voiceover asks, before the flatter


Wolverine star Hugh Jackman and Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds have released a video on Twitter showing them attempting to call a truce over their long-running social media “feud.” The two actors are shown discussing the commercials they’ve agreed to make for each other’s products: Jackman’s coffee company Laughing Man Coffee and Reynolds’ Aviation Gin. Reynolds shows his commercial, featuring Jackman’s coffee beans as being “born with a special power.” Reynolds’ voiceover asks, before the flatter
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'Feuding' Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds try to call a truce in ads for each other's products

Wolverine star Hugh Jackman and Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds have released a video on Twitter showing them attempting to call a truce over their long-running social media “feud.”

The two actors are shown discussing the commercials they’ve agreed to make for each other’s products: Jackman’s coffee company Laughing Man Coffee and Reynolds’ Aviation Gin.

Reynolds shows his commercial, featuring Jackman’s coffee beans as being “born with a special power.” “Hugh can be behind such a hugh-roic company?” Reynolds’ voiceover asks, before the flattering conclusion, “My friend, Hugh Jackman, the loving and caring man who created Laughing Man.” Reynolds then claims the ad cost $1 million to make.

Jackman’s ad for Aviation Gin is far from flattering, however, as the video shows next. He uses an expletive to describe Reynolds before pouring a bottle of gin all over a table after saying: “The gin’s pretty great though, I’ll have to try it someday.”

The video, released on the actors’ Twitter accounts on Wednesday, cuts back to the two sitting in a studio, with Jackman saying: “Sorry man, I didn’t think the truce was actually real,” before both their companies’ logos appear on the screen.

Reynolds tweeted the video with the caption “F for effort.”

The two stars have been sending each other up for years. In 2017, when Jackman tweeted a picture of him with fans in Beijing, Reynolds commented: “Pretty sure those are protesters.” Last November, Jackman posted a video of his dog pooping on a photo of the Deadpool actor after Reynolds made a political-style video questioning Jackman’s name and nationality.

Reynolds bought a stake in Aviation Gin in February 2018 and in September announced it would be available on Virgin Atlantic flights. Jackman launched Laughing Man in 2011 after a 2009 visit to Ethiopia where he met coffee farmers. His company provides a marketplace for farmers to sell goods to the U.S and donates all profits to a community foundation.


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Actor Burt Reynolds died at age 82, according to agent

Through it all he presented a genial persona, often the first to make fun of his own conflicted image. “My career is not like a regular chart, mine looks like a heart attack,” he told The Associated Press in 2001. “I’ve done over 100 films, and I’m the only actor who has been canned by all three networks. He would call posing nude for Cosmopolitan one of his biggest mistakes because it undermined the respect he had gained for “Deliverance.” He revered Spencer Tracy as an early mentor and came to


Through it all he presented a genial persona, often the first to make fun of his own conflicted image. “My career is not like a regular chart, mine looks like a heart attack,” he told The Associated Press in 2001. “I’ve done over 100 films, and I’m the only actor who has been canned by all three networks. He would call posing nude for Cosmopolitan one of his biggest mistakes because it undermined the respect he had gained for “Deliverance.” He revered Spencer Tracy as an early mentor and came to
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Actor Burt Reynolds died at age 82, according to agent

He was nominated for an Oscar for “Boogie Nights,” the Paul Thomas Anderson film about the pornography industry; won an Emmy for the TV series “Evening Shade,” and received high praise for his starring role in “Deliverance.”

But he also was a frequent nominee for the Razzie, the tongue-in-cheek award for Hollywood’s worst performance, and his personal life provided ongoing drama, particularly after an acrimonious divorce from Anderson in 1995. He had a troubled marriage to Judy Carne, a romance with Shore and a relationship with Field damaged by his acknowledged jealousy of her success.

Through it all he presented a genial persona, often the first to make fun of his own conflicted image.

“My career is not like a regular chart, mine looks like a heart attack,” he told The Associated Press in 2001. “I’ve done over 100 films, and I’m the only actor who has been canned by all three networks. I epitomize longevity.”

Reynolds was candid about his flops, his regrets and about his many famous friends. He would call posing nude for Cosmopolitan one of his biggest mistakes because it undermined the respect he had gained for “Deliverance.” He revered Spencer Tracy as an early mentor and came to know Johnny Carson, Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra and many others.


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Dream job for BBQ lovers: chief grilling officer to eat travel

Here’s a job barbecue lovers might want to sink their teeth into: Reynolds Wrap announced its search for a Chief Grilling Officer, a temporary gig where one person spends two weeks eating barbecue around the United States. That lucky worker and a guest will receive a $10,000 stipend, plus pre-paid travel and lodging. During the two-week period, the Chief Grilling Officer will visit U.S. cities known for barbecue, studying grilling techniques and capturing dishes to publish on the company’s websi


Here’s a job barbecue lovers might want to sink their teeth into: Reynolds Wrap announced its search for a Chief Grilling Officer, a temporary gig where one person spends two weeks eating barbecue around the United States. That lucky worker and a guest will receive a $10,000 stipend, plus pre-paid travel and lodging. During the two-week period, the Chief Grilling Officer will visit U.S. cities known for barbecue, studying grilling techniques and capturing dishes to publish on the company’s websi
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Dream job for BBQ lovers: chief grilling officer to eat travel

Here’s a job barbecue lovers might want to sink their teeth into: Reynolds Wrap announced its search for a Chief Grilling Officer, a temporary gig where one person spends two weeks eating barbecue around the United States.

That lucky worker and a guest will receive a $10,000 stipend, plus pre-paid travel and lodging.

During the two-week period, the Chief Grilling Officer will visit U.S. cities known for barbecue, studying grilling techniques and capturing dishes to publish on the company’s website and social media channels.

“We’re looking for a truly passionate grilling enthusiast to lead the way across the country and discover hidden grilling gems,” said Brienne Neisewander, brand director for Foil at Reynolds Consumer Products, in a statement.

Reynolds is accepting applications for the position on its website through August 13.

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Why Jaden Smith quit acting but came back for all-girl skateboarding movie ‘Skate Kitchen’


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Tobacco companies’ websites to post court-ordered warnings

Starting Monday, tobacco companies are supposed to have statements on their websites that warn American consumers about the health risks and addictiveness of their products. The companies affected are Philip Morris USA and its parent company Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and Lorillard, now owned by Reynolds American. “The corrective statements are fine, but we would have rather seen corrective action from the tobacco industry,” said Robin Koval, CEO and president of Truth Initiative, a tobacco c


Starting Monday, tobacco companies are supposed to have statements on their websites that warn American consumers about the health risks and addictiveness of their products. The companies affected are Philip Morris USA and its parent company Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and Lorillard, now owned by Reynolds American. “The corrective statements are fine, but we would have rather seen corrective action from the tobacco industry,” said Robin Koval, CEO and president of Truth Initiative, a tobacco c
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Tobacco companies' websites to post court-ordered warnings

Starting Monday, tobacco companies are supposed to have statements on their websites that warn American consumers about the health risks and addictiveness of their products.

The statements were ordered May 1 as part of a 2006 federal court decision that found the major cigarette manufacturers, including R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, had defrauded the public about the health risks of their products.

The so-called corrective statements on their websites, as well as the websites of their cigarette brands, will address five topics: smoking’s health effects, the addictiveness of smoking and nicotine, the lack of any benefits from cigarettes labeled “low tar” and “light,” how the delivery of nicotine was enhanced by cigarette design and secondhand smoke’s health effects. The statements will also be available in Spanish.

The companies affected are Philip Morris USA and its parent company Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and Lorillard, now owned by Reynolds American.

“This industry has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, including becoming regulated by the FDA, which we supported,” Murray Garnick, Altria’s executive vice president and general counsel, said in a statement released in October when the measure was announced. “We’re focused on the future and, with FDA in place, working to develop less risky tobacco products.”

Opponents of the tobacco industry are happy about the move but not satisfied.

“The corrective statements are fine, but we would have rather seen corrective action from the tobacco industry,” said Robin Koval, CEO and president of Truth Initiative, a tobacco control nonprofit.

Koval also believes the statements will have little impact on keeping young people from experimenting with cigarettes because the websites are restricted to users age 21 or older.

The website statements are just one result of the 2006 decision. After years of appealing the ruling, Altria and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco paid for a TV ad campaign that began in November. The commercials contain similar corrective statements to those that are to appear on the companies’ websites.

The companies must also publish statements on cigarette pack inserts by Nov. 21. Unlike the website, corrective statements that will run indefinitely, the “onserts” will run on cigarette packs for a total of 12 weeks over two years.

The number of cigarette smokers has declined to 15.5 percent of adult Americans in 2016, down from 23.5 percent in 1999. However, the growing popularity of e-cigarettes and vaping means that some consumers are getting a nicotine fix elsewhere. Government agencies have already begun cracking down on the cigarette substitutes. In April, the FDA announced that it is looking into whether leading e-cigarette brand Juul markets its products toward teenagers.


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San Francisco approves ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarette liquids

San Francisco residents overwhelmingly voted to uphold a ban on all flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarette liquids. R.J. Reynolds, the maker of best-selling menthol cigarette brand Newport, poured more than $11.6 million into the effort. “The San Francisco vote gives a powerful boost to growing efforts around the country to end the sale of flavored tobacco products.” Herzog thinks a federal menthol ban is “extremely unlikely” but something for the industry to wat


San Francisco residents overwhelmingly voted to uphold a ban on all flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarette liquids. R.J. Reynolds, the maker of best-selling menthol cigarette brand Newport, poured more than $11.6 million into the effort. “The San Francisco vote gives a powerful boost to growing efforts around the country to end the sale of flavored tobacco products.” Herzog thinks a federal menthol ban is “extremely unlikely” but something for the industry to wat
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San Francisco approves ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarette liquids

San Francisco residents overwhelmingly voted to uphold a ban on all flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarette liquids.

The city’s supervisors approved the measure last summer, but tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds and a coalition of businesses and industry associations challenged it. Nearly 70 percent of voters supported the ban, according to San Francisco’s election results.

Tuesday’s vote ends a campaign that pitted Big Tobacco against former New York mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg and public health groups. R.J. Reynolds, the maker of best-selling menthol cigarette brand Newport, poured more than $11.6 million into the effort. Bloomberg donated $1.8 million of the $2.3 million raised by supporters of the ban.

The results could spark momentum for other cities to pursue similar legislation. At the very least, it is a reminder of the growing scrutiny around the role flavors play in attracting people to tobacco and nicotine products.

“San Francisco’s groundbreaking law stands – and will stop the tobacco industry from targeting kids, African Americans and other populations with menthol- and candy-flavored products, as the industry has done for far too long,” Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matthew Myers said in a statement. “The San Francisco vote gives a powerful boost to growing efforts around the country to end the sale of flavored tobacco products.”

In a statement, Bloomberg said the vote marks “an important step forward” for public health in San Francisco and shows the tobacco industry can be defeated, no matter how much money it spends.

A spokesman for R.J. Reynolds said the vote is a “setback” for harm reduction efforts. E-cigarette makers and even the Food and Drug Administration have adopted the idea that these products can be used to switch adult smokers onto nicotine alternatives that are potentially less risky than smoking conventional cigarettes.

However, critics question whether fruity flavors like creme brulee and mango really appeal to adults who are used to tobacco flavor. Skepticism has increased as Juul, a sleek e-cigarette, has become popular with teenagers across the nation.

Opponents have called on the FDA to limit the use of flavors. The agency said in March it will consider the role they play in helping adult smokers quit smoking cigarettes and attracting teens to e-cigarettes.

This is the bigger potential risk for tobacco stocks, Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog wrote Wednesday in a note to clients. Herzog thinks a federal menthol ban is “extremely unlikely” but something for the industry to watch.

Menthol represents about 35 percent of the total industry’s cigarette volume, Herzog said. British American Tobacco, which acquired R.J. Reynolds last year, and Altria have leading shares in the space.

In the meantime, other communities may follow San Francisco’s lead. California neighbor Oakland approved a similar ban in September that’s scheduled to take effect this year. New Jersey lawmakers drafted legislation of their own earlier this year that would prohibit menthol cigarettes.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-06-06  Authors: angelica lavito, jeff chiu, tom williams, cq roll call, getty images, roslan rahman, afp, maddie meyer, david a grogan, brian snyder
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‘Deadpool 2’ graduates to blockbuster season and comes packing social media firepower

And “Deadpool 2” appears to be every bit the viral juggernaut that the original was, according to readings by several social media firms. There were 534,600 tweets bearing the hashtag #Deadpool, #Deadpool 2 or #DP2 in the month leading up to May 10, according to social media marketing firm Sprinklr. That compares with 395,000 tweets hashtagged #Deadpool in the 30 days before to the original’s premier. Amobee notes that a much smaller percentage of the sequel’s digital content engagement is comin


And “Deadpool 2” appears to be every bit the viral juggernaut that the original was, according to readings by several social media firms. There were 534,600 tweets bearing the hashtag #Deadpool, #Deadpool 2 or #DP2 in the month leading up to May 10, according to social media marketing firm Sprinklr. That compares with 395,000 tweets hashtagged #Deadpool in the 30 days before to the original’s premier. Amobee notes that a much smaller percentage of the sequel’s digital content engagement is comin
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'Deadpool 2' graduates to blockbuster season and comes packing social media firepower

Reynolds and his fellow filmmakers appear to be taking nothing for granted, though. They’ve been churning out a steady stream of content to slake the offbeat thirst of Deadpool’s cult following. They are trying to remind the general movie-going public that Fox’s wonderfully weird breakout hit of 2016 is returning for another violent romp through theaters.

And “Deadpool 2” appears to be every bit the viral juggernaut that the original was, according to readings by several social media firms.

Teasers, trailers and other content on YouTube for “Deadpool 2” generated five times as many emotional reactions as videos for the original, despite the first film drumming up more views, Canvs reports. That indicates that fans are more passionate about the sequel’s release, according to the firm, which analyzes how people react to online content.

There were 534,600 tweets bearing the hashtag #Deadpool, #Deadpool 2 or #DP2 in the month leading up to May 10, according to social media marketing firm Sprinklr. That compares with 395,000 tweets hashtagged #Deadpool in the 30 days before to the original’s premier.

Reynolds is once again a big driver of that conversation. This year, the star’s Deadpool-related tweets were retweeted about 913,000 times, reports marketing technology company Amobee.

“His grassroots efforts on social channels … shows how Reynolds was able to leverage his personal social media accounts to introduce a mainstream audience to his even more sarcastic alter-ego,” Jonathan Cohen, Amobee’s principal brand analyst, told CNBC in an email.

Amobee notes that a much smaller percentage of the sequel’s digital content engagement is coming from Facebook, compared with “Deadpool.” However, a much bigger proportion came from searches for “Deadpool 2” and views of online articles about the movies. Amobee chalked that trend up to a higher volume of media mentions, now that the franchise is well-known.


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