FILE - This file photo made Dec. 8, 2009 shows Newport cigarettes, a Lorillard Inc. brand, at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard

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FILE - This file photo made Dec. 8, 2009 shows Newport cigarettes, a Lorillard Inc. brand, at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies, the companies announced Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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Tue, Jul 15, 2014 2:47 PM EDT