March 22nd, 2012 00:00

Ukraine Opposes Australia’s Decision to Ban Trademarks on Cigarette Packs

Recently Ukraine has complained to the World Trade Organization (WHO) over the Australia’s decision to ban trademarks on cigarettes, declaring that the given law infringes world rules on intellectual property. Australia is the first country in the world that demands plain cigarette packaging. Starting from December1, all cigarettes ...

March 15th, 2012 00:00

X Factor Finalist Stacey Solomon Seen Lighting up during Pregnancy

Stacey Solomon has been axed from this years “Celebrity Mother of the Year” over rather discussed pictures of her smoking during pregnancy. The X Factor finalist and winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! was currently seen in tabloids lighting up for five times in two hours. She said in an interview: ̶ ...

March 13th, 2012 00:00

Reynolds Faces a 16% Increase

In spite of a decrease in cigarette volume, Reynolds American Inc.’s 4Q profits increased by 16% due to increased prices and productivity gains. According to company’s CEO Daniel M. Delen the languid economy and commercially viable advertising activity continues to be intense.Delen also added that the company doesn’t be ...

February 13th, 2012 00:00

Thailand Tobacco Monopoly Controls Plans to Increase Market Share

The public owned Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) is still the main giant buyer of tobacco produced locally. The agency acquired about 21,970 tonnes of leaf in 2010, 36% of the expected 60,500 tonnes of leaf grown in the previous year. TTM also imported 3,350 tonnes of leaf in order to produce 28.9 billion cigarettes for home sale and expo ...

February 3rd, 2012 00:00

Will Adele Give Preference to Her Voice than Cigarettes?

It has passed three weeks since the New Year’s resolution was adopted, and it seems that it is not going quite well. Many of us decided to go to gym, for twice or three times per week, or even are thinking to go in order to try to quit our habit, but it seems too difficult. Probably we are not the only one finding it hard to stop sm ...

January 30th, 2012 00:00

Star Scientific Advantages of smoking

Choosing only one star from our CAPS community and with investors there split on an even base between falling and upward trends on the company, you might suppose that Star Scientific is a stock most avoided. You could be right, but let’s not be hasty in generalization. Lets’ examine why you might prefer to buy, sell or hold St ...

January 19th, 2012 00:00

Zimbabwe's Tobacco Farming is Returning to Life

The tobacco industry is currently on the recovery line following a decade of decrease which has seen manufacture falling to a low of 48.8 million kg. in 2008 from more than 200 million kg. in 2000. The introduction of parallel currencies in 2009 provoked the recovery with approximately 60 million kg being manufactured that year and increa ...

January 13th, 2012 00:00

Japanese Smoking Habit is Unbeatable

For many Japanese, smoking has been for many years associated with manliness and hard work. During Japan’s quick-growing period in the 60s, when the smoking rate for men constituted 80 %, higher than the rate during America’s smoking flourishing. In a country that is smoking friendly, it is no wonder that anti-smoking programs ...

January 6th, 2012 00:00

Tanzanian Tobacco Growers Advised to Change Farming Technologies

The Tanzanian government has prompted tobacco growers to keep away from proofless claims regarding crop, and instead try to grow the crop more responsibly. Also, tobacco growers in growing countries have been advised to change their farming technologies in order to correspond to those of their counterparts, including the use of modern app ...

December 13th, 2011 00:00

U.K. Cigarette Producers and Retailers Fined by OFT

Imperial Tobacco, Gallaher Group Ltd and 10 more retailers were charged $346 million for coordinating tobacco process between 2001 and 2003, a U.K. anti-monopoly regulator stated. Imperial Tobacco the producer of such popular cigarette brands as West, Davidoff and Gauloises received the highest fine of 112.3 million pounds. Gallaher that ...

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