John Boehner joins board at top tobacco company

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Former House Speaker John Boehner has lined up his next job: serving as a director for tobacco company Reynolds American.

Reynolds, the second-biggest tobacco company in the U.S., produces Camel and Newport cigarettes. According to CNN, Boehner is known for smoking Camel Ultra Lights.

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Salaries for directors at Reynolds reportedly start at more than $300,000 and go up to nearly $1 million annually.

Boehner will also become a board member and join its corporate governance, nominating and sustainability committee.

The move comes one year after the politician abruptly decided to step down as both Speaker of the House and as a member of congress.

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