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New Tobacco Study Raises Cigarette Price Hike Possibility

The Wells Fargo Securities 1Q12 U.S. Tobacco Retailer Survey found that more than 70 percent of the company’s tobacco industry retailer and wholesale trade contacts expect to see a price increase in May or June. Wells Fargo Securities anticipates The Altria Group’s Philip Morris USA division to lead the 5-cent to 7-cent bump, according to Bonnie Herzog, managing director of … Continue reading Continue reading

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US ban proposed on electronic cigarettes on planes

The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed banning the use of electronic cigarettes on airline flights, saying there is concern the smokeless cigarettes may be harmful. “Airline passengers have rights, and this new rule would enhance passenger comfort and reduce any confusion surrounding the use of electronic cigarettes in flight,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. The ban would … Continue reading

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Smokeless tobacco goes cold turkey

After investing $100 million in upgrades and a major expansion, the parent company of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco is halting production at its plant on Merrimac Trail. Altria developed Marlboro Snus to get into the smokeless game. It recently bought U.S. Tobacco, maker of Skoal. Ken Garcia, spokesman for Altria, said the idling was a move to “consolidate” smokeless tobacco production while … Continue reading

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E-cigarettes, not as safe as it promised

Researchers have warned of the health risks of electronic cigarettes, increasingly popular among smokers who want to quit the habit or at least smoke less. E-cigarettes look like the real thing but consist of a rechargeable battery, a cartridge and a mouthpiece. The e-cigarettes are said to have no tobacco, offering an alternative to the nicotine patch or gum. With … Continue reading

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Earnings Preview: Altria Group Inc.

Altria Group Inc., owner of the biggest U.S. cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, is expected to show rising profit when it reports its second-quarter results before the stock market opens Wednesday, even though Americans are still buying fewer cigarettes in the face of tax increases and rising health concerns. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Whether Marlboro, the top-selling U.S. cigarette brand, … Continue reading

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Altria Group Still Has Upside

The Altria Group (MO) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, certain smokeless products and wine within the United States. MO has a number of entities, namely Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and Philip Morris Capital Corporation. In addition, the company held a 27.3% stake in the second-largest brewer SABMiller (SBMRY.PK). The company made a spin-off … Continue reading

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Parts and Accessories of the E-Cigarette

Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are becoming popular as replacements for the dangerous tobacco-filled cigarettes of days gone by. E-cigarettes contain no tar, smoke, or tobacco and have the option of containing no nicotine. Consumers who are interesting in purchasing this revolutionary device will be interested in the parts and accessories of e-cigarettes in order to make an informed decision about … Continue reading

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Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Between 1964 and 2004, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 12 million deaths, including 4.1 million deaths from cancer, 5.5 million deaths from cardiovascular diseases, 1.1 million deaths from respiratory diseases, and 94,000 infant deaths related to mothers smoking during pregnancy. According to the Centers … Continue reading

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Tobacco-related cancer cases rising in Kolkata

Kolkata: Tobacco-induced cancer cases are on the rise in the West Bengal capital, growing at over seven per cent in the past 10 years, according to a recent study. The study, conducted by the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute here, said that in 2001, 13.4 per cent of all cancer-induced patients were tobacco takers in Kolkata city areas. … Continue reading

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Smokeless Tobacco

What Is Smokeless Tobacco? Smokeless tobacco, also called spit tobacco, chewing tobacco, chew, chaw, dip, plug, and probably a few other things, comes in two forms: snuff and chewing tobacco. Snuff is a fine-grain tobacco that often comes in teabag-like pouches that users “pinch” or “dip” between their lower lip and gum. Chewing tobacco comes in shredded, twisted, or “bricked” … Continue reading

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