Monthly Archives: August 2011

Billy Connolly used Bible pages for roll-up

Comic Billy Connolly has confessed he used pages of the Bible to make a roll-up cigarette – and joked that he may go to hell as a result. The 68-year-old star revealed he and old friend Gerry Rafferty – the late chart-topping musician – resorted to the holy book after they ran out of “skins”. The pair, friends from their … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Facts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cigarette Manufacturers Declare War on FDA

Two months ago, the Food and Drug Administration launched a campaign of “shock and ewww!” against America’s cigarette manufacturers. Beginning on September 22, 2012, the FDA will start slapping anti-smoking posters across the top half of every cigarette pack in the nation. These are shocking, disturbing pictures — pictures of smokers breathing through tracheotomy holes in their necks, of a … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Manufacturers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dubai goes smoke-free for a day

It was a day without smoke in Dubai as the civic authority banned the sale of cigarettes in the emirates for 24 hours morning. Petrol stations and leading retail outlets put up signs saying that cigarettes would not be sold. Emarat and Enoc petrol stations turned away customers who wanted to buy a pack of cigarettes. It said that almost … Continue reading

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Cigar ice cream, anyone?

Karl Heinz does not hesitate when he names the strangest ingredient he has used in his exotic ice creams. The asparagus ice cream sounds odd as do the requests from customers for wasabi, brown bread and pineapple curry flavours. But the cigar ice cream wins the prize as weirdest. No matter how unusual, the German ice-cream maker, who moved to … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Facts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Spanish price war drags on Imperial Tobacco

Spain’s tobacco price war is continuing to drag down profits at Imperial Tobacco, in spite of the cigarette manufacturer winding back forecasts of the impact from intense competition. In June, Imperial, which owns the Davidoff, West and Gauloises brands, warned that full-year adjusted operating profits in the region could be as much as £110m ($180m) lower than previously forecast. But … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Manufacturers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Marlboro Washes Up in Jersey Shore

In the new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Jersey Shore, a pack of Marlboros cozies up to The Situation. Yet when Philip Morris was asked about the product placement of the pack of Marlboros, particularly when the series has blurred other brands in the past, we were told by the cigarette manufacturer, “It’s not our product.” The details … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Brands | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrities Talk about their Smoking Habit

Lily Allen caused a stir when she was snapped smoking while pregnant, but Virgin Media reports her saying she didn’t know she was pregnant at the time. Heroes star Hayden Panettiere shocked fans after lighting up in Hawaii in March this year. Although unconfirmed, she was rumoured to have smoked since she was 16, after shots of her with Paris … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Facts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Big tobacco to take Australia packaging fight to higher court

Cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BAT) plans to appeal an Australian court ruling that handed the tobacco industry a setback in its campaign against the world’s first ban on branded cigarette packaging. The Australian government is legislating to enforce plain packaging for cigarettes in a bid to reduce smoking, angering the industry which has described the reform as a misguided … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Manufacturers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Kim Kardashian and Wedding Guests Offered E-Cigarettes for Big Day

A popular electronic cigarette company, South Beach Smoke, has offered Kim Kardashian and her distinguished celebrity guests free electronic cigarettes for her wedding this weekend. The celebrity and renowned Hollywood socialite was formerly a smoker along with sisters Khloe and Kourtney who are also known to smoke traditional cigarettes from time-to-time. South Beach Smoke commented on their offer by stating, … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Facts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Central Park smoke break with Patricia Field

Patricia Field is on fire, and she doesn’t care who knows. The famed “Sex & the City” stylist gave us a lesson in city politics on Wednesday night at the Couture Council and FIT Museum Summer Soiree as we crouched behind a tree with her in Central Park. At the swank fete at the Boathouse, we told the fiery Field … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment