Altria Sells Cigarette Plant for $68.5 Million

Altria Group

Philip Morris USA sold last week its cigarette plant in Concord, N.C. for a price of $68.5 million to Victory Industrial Park.  The plant was inactive for five years and it  includes 3.5 million square feet of buildings. Altria Group Inc., the Philip Morris parent company, in 2009 closed the plant in the city of Concord and Cabarrus County north … Continue reading

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Western Illinois University to Become Smoke-Free

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Western Illinois University wants to become smoke-free as many universities in the USA. It was estimated that more than thousand American college campuses have become smoke free. There was made a survey which revealed that there are many people who are against smoking ban on campus. Smokers say it is their right to smoke. When they do it outside they … Continue reading

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Suffolk County Increases Age to Buy Cigarettes

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Authorities in Suffolk County, New York, decided with majority of votes to increase legal age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21. The change comes into action from January 1, 2015, and it follows New York City’s law which increases tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21 that was taken in November 2013 and comes into effect in May 2014. Back … Continue reading

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Philip Morris to Move its Australia Production to Korea

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Tobacco giant Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, last week told that by the end of current year it stops manufacturing cigarettes in Australia and moves production to Korea. Philip Morris company has been making cigarettes at its Melbourne, Moorabbin plant for around 60 years. Almost 180 factory workers are going to lose their jobs. However, representatives of Philip … Continue reading

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No-Smoking Wave Hits Ocean City

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Soon lighting up a cigarette on the beach in popular summer resort Ocean City, Maryland, may be banned as authorities plan to adopt a new anti-smoking law. Annually around 8 million people visit Ocean City, reaching peak in summer time when most people come here for vacations. It means that during the summer months beaches are overcrowded. Some members of … Continue reading

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Altria: High Prices Compensate Volume Declines

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The consumption of cigarettes lowered by 4% in the USA because of numerous smoking bans, increase of legal smoking age, quit smoking programs and high prices on cigarettes. People today are aware enough about the effects of smoking on their body and more and more of them do refuse from smoking. Food and Drug Administration is main regulator of tobacco … Continue reading

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Smoke-Free Parks in Charles City, Iowa

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Charles City in Iowa state wants to make its parks smoke-free in order to create a healthy environment for people. Recreation Board and Charles City Park in collaboration with FOCUS, a Floyd County substance abuse prevention program, act to eliminate use of tobacco at all public parks in the city. Totally there are 13 parks in the city and the … Continue reading

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Several Counties Responsible for Smoking Rate Decline in the USA

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Generally in the USA smoking rates are decreasing and this may be driven by just several counties with big populations or are part of larger cities. Recently the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington conducted a study in which participated 5 million smokers in counties across the U.S. There were established rates of regular smokers, … Continue reading

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University of Minnesota Campuses Become Tobacco-Free

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Starting from summer 2014 four campuses of University of Minnesota will become tobacco and smoke free. The policy comes into action from July 1 and it prohibits use of tobacco, e-ciagrettes, chewing tobacco on university campuses in the Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth and Crookston. The new policy bans distributing,selling and advertising tobacco products and e-cigarettes on university property.  The anti-tobacco … Continue reading

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FDA Banned Sale of Several Tobacco Products

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Under the 2009 law, the FDA for the first time prohibited in the USA sale of four hand-rolled cigarettes. The FDA wrote in a statement that these cigarettes are called bidis and are manufactured by Jash International. The tobacco company failed to meet the requirements of the Tobacco Control Act, which is created to reduce tobacco addiction among youth. The … Continue reading

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