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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 Continue reading

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Packet helps smokers hide graphic warnings

Sticky seals in the packets of one brand of cigarettes are helping smokers cover up graphic health warnings. Graphic images of illnesses like gangrene, mouth cancer and lung disease must be printed on every packet of cigarettes to cover 30% of the front and 90% of the back of the pack. ONE News looked at a range of cigarettes from … Continue reading

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Retailers may face further difficulties with cigarette stocks

As retailers struggle with stocks of ‘illegal’ cigarette packets without pictorial warnings, they may face further difficulties come November, when a new EU regulation on “fire-safer” cigarettes comes into force. According to a letter sent to retailers by British American Tobacco Malta Ltd, all cigarettes sold to consumers as from 17 November “must comply with Lower Ignition Propensity (LIP) government … Continue reading

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British American Tobacco Seeks Australia Government Advice through Courts

British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) said Monday it will again pursue the Australian government through the courts in an effort to obtain the legal advice given to the government in its decision to push ahead with measures to implement plain packaging on cigarette packets. From January next year, the Australian government wants to remove all branding and advertising from cigarette … Continue reading

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The World's Toughest Cigarette Ad Law

Cigarette advertising – in nearly any form or media – will be completely banned, if the Health Ministry has its way. The Ministry on Wednesday published a “memorandum of law” (tazkir chok) – a document distributed to the public by a government office in advance of a formal law proposal – which would “generally prohibit the advertisement of tobacco products … Continue reading

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Philip Morris Could Get Smoked if Aussies Pass Ban on Branded Packaging

With Australia proceeding with its Plain Packaging Bill for tobacco products, Philip Morris International has much to worry about if it becomes a law as this likely hurt its market share in Australia as well as set a dangerous precedent for its other major markets considering similar laws. Philip Morris International is the world’s leading international tobacco company outside of … Continue reading

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Cigarette sales drop 19% since the beginning of year

Cigarette sales have fallen 18.99% in the first seven months of 2011, with the commercialization of 1.733,36 millions of packs, 406 million less than in the same period of last year, according to recent data published by the Commissioner for the tobacco market. This year has been marked by the entry into force as of January the new antitobacco law, … Continue reading

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Cigarette Manufacturers Declare War on FDA

Two months ago, the Food and Drug Administration launched a campaign of “shock and ewww!” against America’s cigarette manufacturers. Beginning on September 22, 2012, the FDA will start slapping anti-smoking posters across the top half of every cigarette pack in the nation. These are shocking, disturbing pictures — pictures of smokers breathing through tracheotomy holes in their necks, of a … Continue reading

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Spanish price war drags on Imperial Tobacco

Spain’s tobacco price war is continuing to drag down profits at Imperial Tobacco, in spite of the cigarette manufacturer winding back forecasts of the impact from intense competition. In June, Imperial, which owns the Davidoff, West and Gauloises brands, warned that full-year adjusted operating profits in the region could be as much as £110m ($180m) lower than previously forecast. But … Continue reading

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Marlboro Washes Up in Jersey Shore

In the new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Jersey Shore, a pack of Marlboros cozies up to The Situation. Yet when Philip Morris was asked about the product placement of the pack of Marlboros, particularly when the series has blurred other brands in the past, we were told by the cigarette manufacturer, “It’s not our product.” The details … Continue reading

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