Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bali to Create No Smoking-Zones

This is a hot news for smoker and non smoker tourist who visits Bali. Recently, Bali Government have made a plan to create a Smoke-Free zones in certain location in Bali. Locations that in consideration are like public areas, hospital or medical treatment areas, school or any education areas, places of worship, and many more. This new law will covers … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lady Gaga Opens 2011 VMAs as Smoking Guy

Lady Gaga opened the 2011 VMAs dressed as a smoking man named Jo Calderon. Nobody guessed that would be her outfit. A meat dress it was not, but it was still surprising. Lady Gaga opened the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards as her alter ego Jo Calderone. Dressed in black Brooks Brothers pants, white t-shirt, black jacket and smoking a … Continue reading

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Kiss Cigarettes Raised a Scandal

A tobacco factory in the southern Russian town of Rostov-on-Don has come up with an ingenious way to rake in some profits ahead of the government’s proposed smoking ban – by rebranding its image to be more appealing to young girls. Bloggers across Russia have been up in arms since the Donskoy Tabak cigarette company unleashed a new range of … Continue reading

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Tobacco companies just keep on trying

Tobacco companies are back in court trying to prevent the government from imposing new regulations that will require bold warning labels on cigarette packages and advertisements. They lost a similar federal lawsuit in tobacco-friendly Kentucky last year. Now they are suing in U.S. District Court in Washington. The Food and Drug Administration gained the authority to regulate tobacco products under … Continue reading

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Tobacco farmers try to save what’s left of crop

“I can bring tears to your eyes,” Wilson County farmer Wiley Boyette said Sunday night as he talked about what’s left behind of this year’s tobacco crop. Boyette along with his brothers, Michael and Robert, planted 600 acres of tobacco this spring. Of those 600 acres, 45 to 50 have been completely harvested. Leaves on stalks on the remaining acres … Continue reading

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Back Before Warning Labels: Vintage Cigarette Ads

Doctor’s Orders Remember the days when cigarette ads were warning-free creations involving smoking doctors? Tobacco execs sure do. This week five companies filed a lawsuit against the FDA, challenging the constitutionality of new warning labels that will cover the top half of cigarette packages in 2012. The graphics include a sick baby and a man exhaling smoke through a hole … Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen Smoked a Cigarette on Stage in Toronto

Last few months Charlie Sheen is the topic of gossip with his antics and firing from ‘Two and a Half Men’. ‘My Violent Torpedo of Truth’ was his recent big hit. These days it seems as if he is fueled up with tiger blood. But it looks as if to cope up with his exhaustion he is craving for nicotine … Continue reading

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Cigarette sales drop 19% since the beginning of year

Cigarette sales have fallen 18.99% in the first seven months of 2011, with the commercialization of 1.733,36 millions of packs, 406 million less than in the same period of last year, according to recent data published by the Commissioner for the tobacco market. This year has been marked by the entry into force as of January the new antitobacco law, … Continue reading

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Imperial Tobacco helps independents fight back against the illicit trade

From 1 September, Imperial Tobacco’s new JPS Tobacco (specially developed for adult smokers to create their own JPS cigarettes using a ‘cigarette making’ kit) will be available to all UK retailers. Martin Goodall, Imperial Tobacco’s head of sales, said: “Independent retailers are vitally important to both the UK tobacco market and Imperial Tobacco and we are hugely committed to building … Continue reading

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Iran ranks 2nd in world’s cigarette smuggling

Iran holds 0.5 percent of global tobacco market, however it ranks second in terms of cigarette smuggling, Mehr News Agency quotes member of Iran’s commission on combating respiratory diseases Aboulfazl Jaryani as reporting. “Iran and Burma have the highest rate of cigarette smuggling in the world,” he said. Iran’s annually cigarette consumption is 60 billion cigarettes, while 42 percent of … Continue reading

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