Monthly Archives: September 2011

Smoke signals say Imperial Tobacco could soon set City alight

Smoke signals spouting from dealing rooms suggested Imperial Tobacco could soon set the City alight. Shares of the Lambert Butler and Embassy cigarette manufacturer were puffed up to 2182p before they closed 5p better at 2161p on whispers that China Investment Corporation (CIC), the sovereign wealth fund responsible for managing part of the People’s Republic of China’s foreign exchange reserves, … Continue reading Continue reading

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

Soviet-Era Pill From Bulgaria is a Cheap Way to Help Smokers Quit

A Soviet-era smoking-cessation remedy from Bulgaria may be the best and cheapest method to get cigarette smokers to quit. The drug, cytisine, has been used in Eastern Europe for more than 40 years. The medication, which is sold under the brand-name Tabex by the Bulgaria-based Sopharma AD, is derived from laburnum seeds, which contain a natural nicotine substitute. Dr. Robert … Continue reading

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

Why people start and stop smoking

Mike Johnston has no idea what he was thinking when he took up cigarettes at age 15 “I was definitely more impulsive back then than I am now,” said Johnston, 39, of Oakville, as he puffed away on a downtown sidewalk during a work break. “I was young and had no responsibilities. Now I have a wife and two kids.” … Continue reading

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

40% still off cigarettes year after tobacco tax hike

Nearly 40 percent of people who gave up smoking in response to cigarette price hikes a year ago are still nonsmokers, a survey by drugmaker Pfizer Japan Inc. showed Tuesday. One out of every three smokers quit shortly before or after Oct. 1 last year, when cigarette prices jumped by more than ¥100 per pack from around ¥300 in line … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

No Smoking Day and British Heart Foundation to merge

No Smoking Day is to merge with the British Heart Foundation in March next year in an effort to secure its future following a 50 per cent reduction in its funding due to government cuts. No Smoking Day has existed for 28 years. It offers support to thousands of local organisations such as GP surgeries and schools to arrange stop-smoking … Continue reading

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

Glamour Cigarettes: Volvo Moscow Fashion Week’s Official Tobacco Sponsor

Volvo Moscow fashion week has once again chose Glamour Cigarettes owned by Japan Tobacco International to be their official tobacco sponsor. Last year Glamour cigarette’s set up an elaborate stage adorned with pink curtain and posh lounge chairs, in order to collect names and hand out cigarette promotional items to fashion week patrons. Glamour set up a back drop and … Continue reading

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

Hundreds of Colleges Say No to Smoking

If you’re a smoker, you know how hard it is to find a legal place to light up. Now, add hundreds of college and university campuses to the no-smoking list, inside and outdoors. Salem State University went tobacco-free Sept. 1. The signs say it all over campus. Whether you’re a student or a teacher, don’t light up. “I think it’s … Continue reading

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

Bulgaria’s Competition Watchdog Gives Green Light to Bulgartabac Privatization

Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition gave a go-ahead to Vienna-registered BT Invest to acquire the country’s tobacco monopoly, cigarette maker Bulgartabac Holding. The news was reported Tuesday by the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, citing the Commission’s decision, which came on the grounds the deal must be given a green light since it would not obstruct effective and loyal competition. … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Manufacturers | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Japan’s Ruling Party Proposes Sale of Entire Japan Tobacco Stake

Japan’s ruling party proposed selling the government’s majority stake in Japan Tobacco Inc., the world’s third-biggest publicly traded cigarette maker, to help fund rebuilding after the March 11 earthquake. Japan Tobacco fell 0.8 percent to 360,000 as of 1:01 p.m. in Tokyo trading after earlier rising as much as 9.2 percent, the most in six months. The broader Topix index … Continue reading

Posted in Cigarette Manufacturers | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Turkish tobacco manager detained in bootleg raids

Turkey’s Smuggling and Organized Crimes Department has detained 48 people, including the head of European Tobacco’s local branch, in raids across the country to combat the bootlegging of cigarettes. Turkish police had been monitoring European Tobacco’s activities and transactions of the company for almost 14 months before swooping Saturday to detain the 48, including European Tobacco board member Hulusi Kaymaz, … Continue reading

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