December 24th, 2012 00:00

Cigarette Manufacturers Might Suffer from a Possible Smoking Ban in Russia

Cigarette manufacturers as Philip Morris International may be currently facing some problems in the international regulation field. Russia’s mostly possible smoking ban in public places could easily become the latest nation which would reduce the number of places where people can enjoy their cigarette. If passed, Russia might ...

December 10th, 2012 00:00

Saudi Arabia is Banning Smoking in Establishments

The currently passed ban on smoking in public places has raised agitation among many women smokers who consider that the decision has been imposed without much consideration given to the effect on business and allocation of alternative places for smokers. Dr. Al-Nahari, representative for the Jeddah municipality, declared the municip ...

November 26th, 2012 00:00

Philip Morris International Plans to Introduce Smokeless Tobacco Products

Cigarette manufacturers including the giant Philip Morris International have decided to enter the smokeless tobacco and other nicotine products as tax boosts; health concerns, diverse smoking regulations and social stigma reduce the demand for regular cigarettes. In 2011, the company acquired the rights to a unique technology that a ...

November 2nd, 2012 00:00

Marlboro Brand Demonstrates Market Share Decreases

Altria Group, parent company of the largest U.S. cigarette manufacturer, Philip Morris USA, has to inform investors whether its best-selling Marlboro brand can keep its position on the market when it presents its 3Q financial results before the stock market opens on Wednesday.In the 3Q last year, Altria’s Philip Morris USA faced on ...

November 1st, 2012 00:00

Altria’s Profit Down by 45%

Altria Group 3Q profits dropped about 45% to a debt repurchase charge, despite the fact sales increased as the cigarette company announced raised tobacco volumes despite the broader industry decrease.When excluding the $874 million the pretax charge associated with the Altria’s dept repurchase, which it finished last month, adjuste ...

October 24th, 2012 00:00

What is in Your Cigarette?

Cigarettes look quite simple, just consisting of paper tubes possessing crumbled tobacco leaf, most often with a filter in the end of the cigarette.However, cigarettes are rather engineered products, intended to give a significant dose of nicotine.Usually a cigarette contains a mixture of two most used tobacco leaves: Virginia or Flue-c ...

October 19th, 2012 00:00

Tips on Cigar Smoking

The notion of cigar smoking dates back to the 10th century, when local inhabitants of the islands of the Caribbean Sea and Mesoamerica used to enjoy it. The first European cigar smokers were two crewmen from the Columbus’s ship, who brought tobacco in Cuba in 15th century.At present, cigar is a rolled bundle of dried tobacco, smoke ...

October 15th, 2012 00:00

There Won’t be Any Ban on Turkish Tobacco

The European Commission doesn’t want to prohibit the growing and processing of Turkish tobacco, according to Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture, Miroslav Naydenov.Naydenov Declared that Directive 37 would not affect the oriental tobacco as cigarette ingredient, which does not threaten its production.“I believe this is the new ...

October 11th, 2012 00:00

The Number of Smoking Scenes in Blockbusters Is Still High

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has recently issued its annual report on smoking in the movies. A total number of tobacco incidents per film increased 6% from 2010 to 2011, it stated, finishing five years of decrease. Smoking scenes increased 35% per movies, usually rated as G, PG or PG-13 and about 6% R-rated ...

October 3rd, 2012 00:00

Thailand Tobacco Monopoly Faces a Fall in Cigarette Sales

The cigarette sales volume of the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) has dropped greatly since the excise tax increase was introduced a month ago as more and more smokers are switching to roll their own cigarettes.The state owned cigarette manufacturer forecasts that sales will improve and return to stable position in the future months.The ...

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