A study of B+ to J/psi pi+ and B+ to psi(2S) pi+ decays is performed with data corresponding to 0.37 fb1 of protonproton collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV. Their branching fractions are found to be B(B+ to J/psi pi+) = (3.88 + 0.11 + 0.15) x 10^{5} and B(B+ to psi(2S) pi+) = (2.52 + 0.26 + 0.15) x 10^{5}, where the first uncertainty is related to the statistical size of the sample and the second quantifies systematic effects. The measured CP asymmetries in these modes are ACP(J/psi pi) = 0.005 + 0.027 + 0.011 and ACP(psi(2S) pi) = 0.048 + 0.090 + 0.011 with no evidence of direct CP violation seen.
Distribution of $\cos(\theta^*_h)$ versus the invariant mass of $ B ^+ \rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} \pi ^+ $ candidates. The curved structure contains misidentified $ B ^+ \rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} K ^+ $ decays which separate from the $ B ^+ \rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} \pi ^+ $ vertical band for $\cos(\theta^*_h)<0$. The partially reconstructed background, $B\rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} K\pi$ enters top left. 
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Distributions of $ B ^\pm \rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} h^{\pm}$ invariant mass, overlain by the total fitted PDF (thin line). Pionlike events, with DLL$_{K\pi}<6$ are reconstructed as $ { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} \pi ^\pm $ and enter in the top plots. All other events are reconstructed as $ { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} K ^\pm $ and are shown in the bottom plots on a logarithmic scale. $ B ^ $ decays are shown on the left, $ B ^+ $ on the right. The dark [red] curve shows the $ B ^\pm \rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} \pi ^\pm $ component, the light [green] curve represents $ B ^\pm \rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} K ^\pm $. The partially reconstructed contributions are shaded. In the lower plots these are visualised with a dark (light) shade for $ B ^0_ s $ ( $ B ^+$ or $ B ^0$ ) decays. In the top plots the shaded component are contributions from $ B \rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} K ^\pm \pi$ (dark) and $ B \rightarrow { J \mskip 3mu/\mskip 2mu\psi \mskip 2mu} \pi ^\pm \pi$ (light). 
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Distributions of $ B ^\pm \rightarrow \psi {(2S)} h^{\pm}$ invariant mass. See the caption of Fig. 2 for details. The partially reconstructed background in the pionlike sample is present but negligible yields are found. 
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Signal shape parameters from the $ B ^\pm \rightarrow \psi h^{\pm}$ fits. 
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Raw fitted yields. The labels `D' and `U' refer to the two polarities of the LHCb dipole. 
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Summary of systematic uncertainties. The statistical fit errors are included for comparison. 
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