Monthly Archives: July 2011

British American Tobacco boosted by Japanese tsunami

British American Tobacco (BAT) has emerged as one of the few winners from the Japanese tsunami after the company generated £50m of extra profits and shipped an extra 2bn cigarettes to the embattled country. Michael Prideaux, director of corporate and regulatory affairs, said: “With the tsunami, Japan Tobacco stopped production and we benefited massively. We ended last year with 11pc … Continue reading Continue reading

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Smoking and minor sports don’t mix

The signs are displayed prominently around the stands at Brackinreid Park – no one has questioned them and there have been no problems. These signs read Kids Share This Air Tobacco-Free Zone. “We haven’t had one issue to deal with for smoking in the stands,” said Rob Sigman, president of Brockville Little League Baseball. “Our mandate has always been no … Continue reading

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Japan Tobacco to Pay $450 Million for Sudan Cigarette Maker

Japan Tobacco Inc. agreed to pay $450 million for a cigarette maker operating in Sudan and oil- rich South Sudan, which gained independence this month after a rebellion that lasted almost 50 years. Haggar Cigarette & Tobacco Factory Ltd. controls 80 percent of the market in Sudan and is “well established” in the Republic of South Sudan, the Japanese company … Continue reading

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Marlboro Man – – Ad Age Advertising Century

The most powerful — and in some quarters, most hated — brand image of the century, the Marlboro Man stands worldwide as the ultimate American cowboy and masculine trademark, helping establish Marlboro as the best-selling cigarette in the world. Today, even a mention of the Marlboro Man as an effective ad icon brings protests from healthcare workers who see first-hand … Continue reading

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Tobacco store opens in Midland

Billy’s Tobacco, 314 South Saginaw Road, opened in June, and sells roll-your-own tobacco products and other smoker’s accessories at discounted prices. The store also offers cigarette cases, chewing tobacco, hookah and discount cigars. The store was started by Aaron Saide, a Midland native. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Safety of dissolvable tobacco products disputed

Tobacco company rep David Howard waxes enthusiastic when he talks about a new product his employer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., has developed: a pellet of finely cured tobacco, binders and flavoring that dissolves in the mouth in 10 minutes. Under test market in two U.S. cities — Denver and Charlotte, N.C. — Camel Orbs will join two dissolvable tobacco lozenges … Continue reading

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Family of Barb Tarbox wants her deathbed image on cigarette packs

The family of an Alberta anti-smoking activist is pushing to have a photo of the woman on her deathbed used on cigarette packages in Canada. Tarbox, who died of lung cancer in 2003 at 41 years old, spent her final days as the poster child for Alberta’s anti-smoking movement. Before she was confined to a hospital bed, Tarbox spent almost … Continue reading

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A smoking holiday in Fiji

The tobacco company offered 100 holidays on the Coral Coast, Fiji’s most exclusive enclave, to IGA stores and other retailers to sell more cigarettes. To be eligible, the shopkeepers had to sell at least 10,000 cigarettes between 11 April and 5 June – or lift sales by five per cent. To win, retailers also had to promise never to run … Continue reading

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Companies Get Tougher with Employees Who Smoke

Many companies use quiet incentives to encourage desired employee behavior, such as losing weight. Not Macy’s (M). Beginning on July 1, workers at the department store chain who admit to using tobacco will be surcharged $35 a month, or $420 a year, for health coverage. The extra cost will be deferred only if smokers enroll in a free quit-smoking class. … Continue reading

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Quit Smoking – – and Avoiding Weight Gain

Although everyone knows that smoking is detrimental to health, it’s surprising how many smokers cite fear of putting on weight as a reason to not quit smoking. The simple fact is that it is not quitting smoking that affects your weight, but the change of habit can result in you increasing your food intake. But there are plenty of ways … Continue reading

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