Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking

In order to examine smoker’s weekly interest in quitting, researchers from the Santa Fe Institute, The Monday Campaigns, San Diego State University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzed Google search quieries related to quitting smoking from 2008 to 2012 in such languages as English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French, Portuguese. John W. Ayers from San Diego State … Continue reading Continue reading

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Farmers in Georgia Growing More Tobacco in 2013

Representatives from University of Georgia recently said that current year farmers in state of Georgia have planted almost 15,000 acres of tobacco. Michael Moore, who is the professor and cooperative extension agronomist, said in an interview to the Telegraph of Macon that farmers in Georgia have grown more tobacco in 2013 than in past 4 years. The raise in tobacco … Continue reading

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Philip Morris Presented Its Latest Report

At the beginning of this week Philip Morris International Inc. the leading tobacco company, announced about its profit rise by 5%. Respresentatives of the company say that higher prices helped to equalize drop in the number of cigarettes it sold. In the quarter that ended on September 30, the manufacturer of Marlboro cigarettes and many other cigarette brands reported an … Continue reading

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Tobacco Sales Down in Minnesota, up in North Dakota

Since in Minnesota there were increased taxes on tobacco products, North Dakota reported cigarettes sales increase.  Therefore, it is too early to say if the tax increase has reduced the number of smokers.  North Dakota Tax Commissioner’s Office says that the number of cigarettes sold by distributors to retailers in August and September 2013 were up 12% and 5.5% respectively, … Continue reading

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Columbus Discovers Tobacco: Oct. 15, 1492

When Christopher Columbus along with his crew arrived in the New World on the island he called San Salvador (modern Cuba) he meet natives who gave him such presents as wooden spears, fruit and strange dried leaves with strong aroma. Strangers eat the fruit, but throw away the leaves as they did not know how to use it.   After several … Continue reading

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Victory for Tobacco Industry in EU

In Ireland health campaigning groups said they are disappointed with the latest EU parliament failure to adopt more severe anti-smoking measures. This means a victory for tobacco industry. Members of the European Parliament declined a proposal to classify e-cigarettes as medicinal products. This re-classification could result in tighter regulation of e-cigarettes. The European Parliament voted for ban of flavoured cigarettes … Continue reading

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Belarus to Increase Cigarette Prices by 2020

By 2020 cigarettes in Belarus will be sold for the same price as in Russia, The declaration was made on October 3 at the seminar “Combating the aftermath of active and passive cigarette smoking” by Lyudmila Naroichik who is Deputy Head of the National Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health. Excise duties and prices are most effective tools to … Continue reading

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Philip Morris International to Buy 49% Interest in Arab Investors

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) agreed to buy an interest of 49% in Arab Investors for $625 million. The acquisition will help the tobacco company to consolidate its presence on Algerian tobacco market. The famous manufacturer of Marlboro and L&M cigarettes has been looking the ways to increase its presence in emerging markets because these days cigarette sales volumes are … Continue reading

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