Monthly Archives: April 2013

Gallaher Tobacco anti-plain packaging ad banned

Gallaher Tobacco, the maker of such cigarette brands as Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut, has conducted a press campaign, which aimed to make the case against plain cigarette packaging, banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. A national press advertisement, produced by Big Al’s Creative Emporium, highlighted an unmarked cigarette packet. The text said: “Why make it easier for criminals … Continue reading Continue reading

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Imperial Tobacco presents new variants of its Player’s cigarettes

Imperial Tobacco is delighted to present two new variants of its Player’s cigarettes. On April, 15, Imperial Tobacco, a Bristol-based cigarette company, made an announcement about the introduction of two new variants added to its Player’s portfolio. From mid-April Player’s Smooth will be sold in convenience stores in King Size and Super King Size 19s, showing the increasing popularity of … Continue reading

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Japan Tobacco bought a leading hookah tobacco company

Earlier in March this year, Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) declared that the JT Group has finalized the buying of Al Nakhla Tobacco Company S.A.E. and Al Nakhla Tobacco Company The buying was declared in the Company’s November 16, 2012 declaration, “JT to buy a leading hookah tobacco company.” Nakhla is one of the major producers of hookah tobacco around the … Continue reading

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Different types of cigarettes use different types of tobacco

Caused by the diverse conditions in the different tobacco growing regions, tobacco leaves differ in size, thickness, colour, and flavour. Factors like the environment, the leaf’s position on the stalk, harvesting, drying, handling and processing, all have an effect on the quality of the leaf and finally the smoking product. The sugar and nicotine proportions of the leaf charge to … Continue reading

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Fight against tobacco branding and smoking

In December 2012, Australia introduced ban on tobacco branding becoming the first country to launch plain cigarette packaging According to its plain-packaging law, all cigarettes are offered for sale in standardised, drab-coloured packs with graphic pictures of tobacco-related illnesses on the front and back. Under its supporters, pictures of rotted lungs and charred teeth are not the pictures Marlboro Man … Continue reading

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