Monthly Archives: March 2012

Why do people smoke?

The history of tobacco smoking dates back to thousands years B.C. nevertheless, it is actual today, as well. The biggest tobacco manufacturers offers us a wide variety of cigarettes for sale, which are of different shape, length and even have different flavors. While in the very beginning of times, when people just started smoking, this process was a part of … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to Choose a Cigar

Choosing a cigar is an individual thing. It depends on personal taste, availability and budget. When one walks into a well-stocked humidor it is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of different cigar brands and facings that line the walls. If you are fortunate to be in the shop of a reputable retailer then you can count on … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie is Chain-Smoking, Drinking, and Bursting into Tears

It seems that recent criticism of Angelina Jolie has sent the insecure celeb on crying jags and has her smoking cigarettes and drinking to the point of drunkenness.  Apparently producers of her new movie, Maleficent, are concerned that Angelina’s gaunt appearance and new chain-smoking habit do not auger well.  A Hollywood source told In Touch Print Edition, March 26, that … Continue reading

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A Boost for Keeping Menthol Cigarettes Legal

A Food and Drug Administration scientist has found a lower risk of dying from lung cancer among menthol smokers compared to non-menthol smokers at ages 50 and over, according to a report in the Winston-Salem Journal. The scientist, Brian Rostron of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, studied data of 6,074 smokers from 1987 to 2006, including 1,417 who smoked … Continue reading

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Camel cigarette cartons take 2012 AIMCAL Product of the Year Award

The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) bestowed its Product of the Year Award on Unifoil Corp., Fairfield, NJ, Sunday night for a series of cartons for Camel Menthol, Camel Bold and Camel Crush cigarettes from RJR Tobacco, Winston-Salem, NC. Unifoil served as converter and metallizer on the project; while RJR Tobacco provided the design. Unifoil relies on … Continue reading

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Hawaii Lawmakers Move to Hike Tobacco Tax by 70 Percent

Tobacco products could be a lot more expensive in Hawaii if some state legislators get their way. The state Senate Health Committee endorsed legislation that would increase the excise tax on tobacco to 70 percent, or $3.20 per product. The lawmakers hope the levy increase will reduce smoking and tobacco use in the state, according to the Associated Press. Senate … Continue reading

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China's Tobacco Monopoly Bigger by Profit Than HSBC

China National Tobacco Corp., the nation’s cigarette monopoly, may be larger by annual profit than HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), according to a rare release of the company’s financial data. The state-owned tobacco company had net income of 117.7 billion yuan ($18.7 billion) in 2010 on sales of 770.4 billion yuan. Industrial Bank Co. released the … Continue reading

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Smoking is cool, says DSquared: Cigarettes on the catwalk and the front row at Milan show

For DSquared’s last fashion show in September, they had models strolling up the catwalk with smudged make-up, in mud-splattered jeans and holding bottles of Heineken. It was like being transported straight to Glastonbury. And just six months on, the Canadian designers have again taken a leaf out of Kate Moss’ book by getting their models to walk down the runway … Continue reading

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