Monthly Archives: February 2012

Altria seeks to tap wide-ranging tobacco users

Today’s smokers are more open to trying different types of tobacco than smokers of previous generations, and Altria Group Inc is working on new products to entice consumers who want a change from cigarettes, the company said. The company, best-known for its Marlboro cigarettes, also stood by the profit forecast it gave in late January. Altria, whose other products include … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cigarettes Holders

Cigarette holders are still fashionable today. They provide an air of sophistication and are used to filter out harmful chemicals such as nicotine and tar. Do not forget the standard filter that is built into a filter tip cigarette is essentially a cheap cigarette holder. Cigarette holders come in three combinations: Fashion Statement Health Fashion and health Combination We all … Continue reading

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Cutting duty-free cigs no deterrent: BATA

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) says the federal government would be financially better off by focussing on stamping out illegal tobacco sales by organised crime gangs, which costs up to $1.1 billion a year in revenue. The federal government is believed to be planning to remove the duty-free exemptions that apply to tobacco sales at Australia’s airports for in-bound travellers. … Continue reading

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PM USA comes out on top in first federal Engle case

A federal jury in Duval County yesterday decided in favor of Philip Morris USA and another tobacco company in the first federal Engle case to go to trial. After deliberating for less than an hour, the jury determined that smoking was not the medical cause of the injury, according to a note posted on the Altria and PM USA websites. … Continue reading

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Menthol cigarettes

The world is puffing around enjoying the greatest feeling of cigarette smoking ever and you are still unaware of it! Everyone smokes. But what you smoke does matter! Menthol cigarettes are one of the greatest and most valued variety of cigarettes found today. These cigarettes are characterized by presence of a cooling agent called menthol. Menthol cigarettes were brought into … Continue reading

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How Philip Morris built Marlboro into a global brand for young adults

Philip Morris pursued standardised market research and strategic marketing plans in different regions throughout the world using research on young adults with three principle foci: lifestyle/ psychographic research, brand studies, and advertising/communication effectiveness. Philip Morris identified core similarities in the lifestyles and needs of young consumers worldwide, such as independence, hedonism, freedom, and comfort. In the early 1990s Philip Morris … Continue reading

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Philip Morris Increases Cigarette Prices By Nearly 7%

Starting February¬†10, Philip Morris International Korea will increase its cigarette prices by nearly 7-percent on average. Its flagship brands such as Marlboro, Parliament and Lark will be sold at 2,700 won roughly 2-dollars-and-40-cents a pack, up 200 won. In April and May last year, British American Tobacco Korea, the No. 2 player in the local market, and Japan Tobacco International … Continue reading

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No smoking ban in Cape May

CAPE MAY – The City Council again rejected plans Tuesday to ban smoking on public beaches, but members agreed to appoint a committee to review the proposal, which could be reconsidered for the 2013 summer season. The council had rejected a broader measure last November. It would have banned smoking on all public beaches, in city parks, and on the … Continue reading

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What’s inside a cigarette?

Tobacco smoking is a practice which has changed little since American natives first stuffed the tobacco they cultivated in the hills of what is today modern Mexico into hollow reeds. As the practice spread through the Americas, different cultures wrapped their tobacco in vegetable leaves or corn husks, or put it in pipes for smoking. Spanish explorers enjoyed smoking and … Continue reading

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French working on their smoking

Five years after France introduced a tobacco smoking ban in public places, a survey on behalf of anti-smoking activists indicates that increasing numbers of people are breaking the rules, particularly at work, according to a story in The Local. Regulations introduced five years ago banned tobacco smoking in all public places, including restaurants, caf√©s and workplaces. The survey, conducted for … Continue reading

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