Monthly Archives: March 2013

KT&G rules cigarette market

Korea’s top cigarette maker, KT&G, continues to be the leading player in the native market over global companies In 2012, KT&G kept 62% of the market share. Even after the government started out the tobacco industry in 1988, the company never lost its position to worldwide rivals such as Phillip Morris International, British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International. KT&G … Continue reading Continue reading

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BAT analyzes ‘less toxic’ cigarettes

British American Tobacco unveiled it is analyzing a new “less toxic” cigarettes BAT which is the owner of cigarette brands such as Lucky Strike, Kent and Pall Mall, has produced three prototype products for the £6m research. The 22-week test will be performed in Germany on 250 volunteers by an independent study group. The less toxic cigarettes are made out … Continue reading

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How many people in the world smoke?

About 2.0 billion people smoke all around the world. The World Health Organization states that global prevalence is 48% for adult males and 12% for adult females, about 1/3 of the adults worldwide, making about 2.0 billion smokers around the world including child smokers. How many people in the world smoke? | Infographics Number of People Who Start Smoking Each … Continue reading

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Tobacco Brand Preferences

Cigarettes Most cigarettes sold in the United States in 2009: 95% were filtered, 19% were menthol cigarette brands, 90% were either “light” or “ultra-light” cigarette brands. Cigarettes that contain less than 15 mg of tar by machine testing carried out by the Federal Trade Commission were usually named “light” or “ultra-light.” Nevertheless, since June 22, 2010, cigarette companies are no … Continue reading

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Lucky Strike maker presents higher sale

British American Tobacco, maker of Lucky Strike brand, presents strong growth at the beginning of 2013 as the government began introducing the sin tax reform regulation. James Lafferty, BAT Philippines general manager, said that the firm expects increased cigarette sales this year as compared with 2012. In 2012, BAT did not succeed in reaching sales goal of 150 million items … Continue reading

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Philip Morris to Start Next Round of Studies for New Tobacco Products

Philip Morris International Inc. is starting a round of medical studies for new tobacco products, with ideas to market those products as soon as 2016. In June 2012, the manufacturer of Marlboro and L&M cigarettes, commenced to promote the evolution of next-generation products that can provide new methods to consume nicotine. The project comes as consumers are demonstrating a greater … Continue reading

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