Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cigarette Sales May Be Off, But Lorillard Still Rolls On

Fewer Americans smoke cigarettes these days, but Lorillard Inc. is betting it can buck the trend. Last year, as part of a decades-long decline, the percentage of U.S. adults who smoke dropped below 20%. Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc., the two largest U.S. tobacco companies by sales, have begun diversifying into smokeless tobacco products, which are less harmful … Continue reading Continue reading

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JTI and BAT rolling outtwo-in-one cigarettes: Silk Cut Choice and Lucky Strike Click & Roll

Next month, both Japan Tobacco International and British American Tobacco will launch a new kind of cigarette that changes from regular to menthol at the smoker’s whim. JTI is launching Silk Cut Choice, while BAT is coming out with Lucky Strike Click&Roll. Both are pitched at the premium end of the market, will be available in King Size 20s and … Continue reading

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Malawi fetches $276m in tobacco sales

As the tobacco marketing season draws to a closer, Malawi has so far sold about 223 million kgs of the gold leaf out of the projected 225 million. Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says from the sales, the country’s main forex exchange earner has fetched around US$276 million (about 4.7 billion Malawi Kwacha) translating into a unit price of US$1.24 per … Continue reading

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Russia's Medvedev inks law on tobacco, alcohol excise tax hike

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed into law a bill seeking to hike excise taxes for tobacco and alcohol products in 2012–2014, the Kremlin’s press service said in a statement Tuesday. Under the law, the excise tax on cigarettes is to amount to no less than 460 rubles per 1,000 units from January 1, 2012; 510 rubles from July 2012; … Continue reading

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Strange Vintage Cigarette Holders

A cigarette holder is a fashion accessory, a slender tube in which a cigarette is held for smoking. Most frequently made of silver, jade or bakelite (popular in the past but now wholly replaced by modern plastics), cigarette holders were considered an essential part of ladies’ fashion from the mid-1910s through the early-1970s, and are still widely popular accessories in … Continue reading

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