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April 11, 1994 | Associated Press
The British Knights Inc. shoe company is offering teen-agers free athletic shoes if they turn in clothing bearing the image of Joe Camel, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s pitch 'toon. The company calls the move a symbolic gesture. "Joe Camel . . . is trying to increase smoking in our target market," said Larry Schwartz, the company's executive vice president.
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October 16, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. won an antitrust lawsuit brought by a discount cigarette retailer that sought more than $60 million in damages. An eight-person federal jury ruled that R.J. Reynolds didn't violate antitrust rules. Cigarettes Cheaper, based in Benicia, Calif., claimed the company hurt its business by not including it in discounts and two-for-one deals on Reynolds products. A Cigarettes Cheaper spokesman said the retailer planned to appeal the ruling.
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October 7, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will pay $1.46 million as part of a settlement with New York, Illinois and Maryland over the marketing of Kool cigarettes. R.J. Reynolds agreed to "substantial limitations" on future "Kool Mixx" campaigns that authorities said targeted children, New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer said. The suit also named British American Tobacco's Brown & Williamson unit, maker of Kool cigarettes, which Reynolds bought in July. A spokeswoman for R.J.
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