Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cigarette packets to be white with no brand names

CIGARETTE packets in Spain may soon all be one colour, with no brand name, just a disturbing picture and health warning. The European Commission is considering making it the law for all packets to be uniform white, without any company logos, and with the name of the brand written in small letters on the bottom. They claim this is to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lake may make a run at cigarette tax hike in an election year

Rep. Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot, and a coalition headed up by the American Cancer Society (ACS) may team up next year to bring a bill to increase the state’s cigarette tax. If the coalition behind Lake pushes the bill, the group will ask for a hike of $1.25 per pack. Idaho’s tax on cigarettes is the eighth lowest in the nation … Continue reading

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Tobacco Outlook for 2012

For participants in CSP’s 2011 Outlook Survey, the past year has presented a supreme challenge to grow inside sales even as the national and local economies sputtered and fuel demand slumped. The annual survey, which polled 188 retailers representing thousands of convenience stores on business conditions in the past year and their plans for the next, was conducted in mid-October. … Continue reading

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Britney Spears Gets Engaged to Boyfriend - E Cigarettes Sealed the Bond

The media is abuzz with reports of confirmation regarding Britney Spears’ engagement with boyfriend Jason Trawick since Friday. However it is now that Britney Spears has openly admitted the role of e-cigarettes in cementing their bond of love. The rumors had already been rife about the couple’s engagement, but Trawick put all speculations to rest after revealing the truth about … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is huffing on a hookah in northwestern Pa. tobacco shop’s window display

A Santa figurine inside a Pennsylvania tobacco shop has been a little more naughty than nice this year. A northwestern Pennsylvania tobacco shop is turning the image of the jovial, pipe-smoking Santa on its head by having Saint Nick huff on a hookah. Up In Smoke store manager Sue Stoyer says that customer reaction to the display has been mixed. … Continue reading

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Whiff of despair circles Australia’s cigar shops

Australia and Cuba: one is a robust democracy with a free-trade agenda and the other is a one-party state where the government sets prices and rations food. But that has not deterred Cuban Ambassador to Australia Pedro Monson Barata from accusing Canberra of ignoring trademark protection and trampling free trade. New tobacco retailing rules that from December 2012 stand to … Continue reading

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No room at the inn for tobacco smokers in Maine

From the beginning of next year, Maine will become the first state in the US in which all of its public housing is tobacco smoke free, according to a story by Katharine Q. Seelye for the New York Times. The move will affect about 12,000 tenants. But similar policies are being adopted with increasing frequency across the country as cities … Continue reading

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Rihanna Posts 'Smoking' Still From 'You Da One' Video, Admits Throwing Up in Concert

Rihanna spent the third weekend of December by reaching out to her fans on Twitter to give update about what to expect from her now that “Loud” tour is closer to pull its final curtain. The Bajan songstress hinted she’s going to premiere music video for her latest single “You Da One” sometime soon by posting its first official still. … Continue reading

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Altria Details Marlboro Performance Options

The new year will bring new options for Marlboro cigarette retailers. Although Philip Morris USA extended its Marlboro Leadership Price (MLP) option through the end of this year, its incentive program is being updated, and will offer an additional option beginning January 1. The new program, Marlboro Performance Options, will maintain MLP (with subtle updates to signage requirements and a … Continue reading

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Kevin Spacey gave up alcohol and cigarettes for Richard III

Kevin Spacey gave up alcohol and cigarettes for his version of Richard III. “If there was one play that we really, really didn’t want to f**k up this was it,” said the actor. “The expectations were so high,” added Spacey, 52, who is collaborating with acclaimed director Sam Mendes for the play. The Usual Suspects star admitted being very worried … Continue reading

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