Monthly Archives: November 2012

RAI Highlights its Total Tobacco Strategy

Innovation and operating progress brand equity are essential aspects of Reynolds American Inc.’s (RAI) whole tobacco strategy. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based cigarette maker, pointed out its overall tobacco strategy in the context of the evolving customer and the present regulatory environment at its yearly Investor Day held in New York Nov. 12. In accordance with Bonnie Herzog, managing director of beverage, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Are light cigarettes better than regular cigarettes?

Obviously many people, especially smoking people, ask themselves if ultra mild, mild and light cigarettes are safer than common cigarettes? Whether these cigarettes help give up smoking or are better for health are things that most smokers want to believe. What is the real affect of mild, ultra mild or light cigarettes? Do the mild cigarettes truly help smokers stop … Continue reading

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Reynolds American touts efforts to transform tobacco

Reynolds American Inc. says that its target on innovation and the creation of new products will help the firm remain competitive while tobacco use rates are decresing. Reynolds American President and CEO Daan Delen said that the firm is focusing on the emerging smoke-free products such as snus and its new e-cigarette Vuse that provide greater potential for growth. The … Continue reading

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JTI launches “Sterling Fresh Taste on Demand” capsule

Japan Tobacco International is likely to announce the launching of an innovation for Sterling brand which is UK’s No. 1 cigarette brand. The modified Sterling will be on the market starting from 26th November. Sterling Fresh Taste on Demand mixes the recognition of Sterling with the demand for capsule cigs offering sellers with a new income stream within the UK’s … Continue reading

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Cigarette price rise in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Tobacco Company, the sole maker of Pall Mall brand cigarette and local tobacco Emu Twist in the country, has slammed smokers with a 50% price increase on its famous Pall Mall Blue cigarette that came into force on November 1. The unexpected price rise, which noticed smokers with surprise, found one cigarette packet now offering at $30 from … Continue reading

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Smartphone Apps Are Promoting Smoking, Often in Kid-Friendly Ways

The latest research posted in the journal Tobacco Control presents worrying facts that smartphone applications are an emerging element of advertising cigarettes to youth. The research, carried out in February 2012, identified 107 pro-smoking applications in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market, two biggest smartphone app stores in the world. The majority of the pro-smoking applications are free of … Continue reading

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Imperial Tobacco's UK brands strengthened by pack innovation

Pack innovation In its primary data for the 12 months ended 30 September, the cigarette maker said that its new slimmer, queen-sized label L&B Profile and new GlideTec packaging – which has a small window on the front of the cigarette pack that enables the user to slide up the inner sleeve with their thumb – served to develop the … Continue reading

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Paris to crack down on cigarette butts on the street

Since smoking ban in cafes and bars was introduced in Paris five years ago, smokers began more and more throw the cigarette butts on the ground, said city officials. Bertrand Delanoë, the eco-friendly mayor, has said that approximately thousands of new public ashtrays will be established in the city. He asked as well to augment fines for throwing cigarette trash … Continue reading

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