Monthly Archives: April 2012

Designer packs being used to lure new generation of smokers

Tobacco companies are designing cigarette packs to resemble bottles of perfume or with lids that flip open like a lighter to lure young people into smoking. Research published yesterday reveals the lengths to which the industry has gone to make its packs attractive to new generations of smokers as opportunities for promoting its products have been progressively reduced. Responding to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Marlboro maker Altria 1Q profit up nearly 4 pct

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit rose almost 4 percent as higher prices and cost-cutting helped offset declines in cigarette volumes. The owner of the biggest US cigarette maker reported net income of $973 million, or 48 cents per share, for the three-month period ended March 31, up from $937 million, or 45 cents a … Continue reading

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Tobacco giants fume at Australia’s plans for unbranded cigarette packets

World’s big four firms take fight against unbranded packs to high court as Australia moves to toughen anti-smoking laws. They have been responsible for some of the most famous advertising and marketing campaigns in history, but this week the world’s big four tobacco companies found themselves on the back foot. In a global test case, they went to Australia’s highest … Continue reading

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Culture Ministry tightens rules after supermodel smokes on the catwalk

It is said that the latest case, associated with supermodel Thanh Hang, has urged the Ministry to tighten control over performing art activities. Thanh Hang has stirred a public debate after she smoked during the Elle Spring Summer 2012 Fashion Show in HCM City one week ago. The model, who walked as the leading model for the collection by famous … Continue reading

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New Tobacco Study Raises Cigarette Price Hike Possibility

The Wells Fargo Securities 1Q12 U.S. Tobacco Retailer Survey found that more than 70 percent of the company’s tobacco industry retailer and wholesale trade contacts expect to see a price increase in May or June. Wells Fargo Securities anticipates The Altria Group’s Philip Morris USA division to lead the 5-cent to 7-cent bump, according to Bonnie Herzog, managing director of … Continue reading

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Cheryl Cole Quitting Smoking To Save Her Voice

The ‘Promise This’ singer is trying to quit fags for the third time but is struggling to kick the filthy habit. As the 28-year-old is about to relaunch her music career with a new album, her management have persuaded Cheryl to give it another go as they fear the cigs are affecting her voice. A source said: “Cheryl’s tried giving … Continue reading

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Snoop Dogg To Release Smokable Book

With an autobiography and a novel under his belt, rapper Snoop Dogg is taking the logical next step to literary stardom with the release of a book of his song lyrics that can be rolled up and smoked on completion. Rolling Words: A Smokable Songbook contains the lyrics of songs including Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang and Gin and Juice. … Continue reading

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How to Identify Fake Cigarettes

Identifying fake or counterfeit cigarettes can be tough to do for the untrained eye, but with a little common sense and awareness, you should be able to spot a fraud with relative ease. Fake cigarettes represent a billion-dollar industry, and with tobacco taxes rising aggressively, they have grown in popularity with cash-strapped smokers. While saving a few dollars on your … Continue reading

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Bulgaria’s largest cigarette maker Bulgartabac plans to increase exports to Middle East

Bulgaria’s largest cigarette maker Bulgartabac plans to export a total of 15.5 billion cigarettes to the Middle Eastern market this year and achieve a further 7% export growth to the region in 2013. The tobacco company has pointed out in a statement that it has achieved a double digit growth in its exports to the Middle East since 2008 – … Continue reading

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R.J. Reynolds Introduces Camel SNUS Mint

R.J. Reynolds has announced the expansion of its Camel SNUS line, now available in select retail outlets in a Mint style. Camel SNUS Mint is the latest innovation from the brand known for transforming tobacco, giving adult tobacco consumers the freedom to “Break Free” and enjoy tobacco pleasure on their own terms. Offering innovative smoke-free tobacco products for adult tobacco … Continue reading

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