December 6th, 2011 00:00

Obama Criticizes Big Tobacco for Fighting Graphic Warnings

USA President Barack Obama who recently declared that he is tobacco-free after a usual medical checkup – has tough words for cigarette manufacturers. Particular cigarette companies, he states in a new White House web video, are struggling new graphic health warnings as “they do not want to recognize the consequences of their use. ...

November 16th, 2011 00:00

R.J. Reynolds Workers Refuse Union Representation

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s employees refused union representation for the third time in 6 years. However, receiving 45% of the vote could motivate union supporters to think that the fourth time could be the charm as early as autumn 2012. With about 94% of 1300 employees participating, Reynolds reported that 700 voted against and 60 ...

November 4th, 2011 00:00

Philip Morris International Reports 3Q Profit Growth

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International declared last week that its third-quarter net profits rose almost 31 percent since the company managed to sell more cigarettes, especially in Asian region and increased prices. The maker of Marlboro and other top-selling cigarette brands outside of USA as well increased the lower end of the full-y ...

October 26th, 2011 00:00

Japan Tobacco International is Increasing Dividends

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is the leading international tobacco manufacturer, with a global market share of about 10%. JTI produces two of the five well-known and popular cigarette brands as Winston - № 2 brand in the world and Mild Seven – the best-selling cigarette brand with a charcoal filter.Such brands as Camel that is consid ...

October 11th, 2011 09:21

International Tobacco Company Bottom-line Profit Rose 25%

International Tobacco Company Ltd (ITC) has registered a 24.6 % increase in the bottom-line profit to RS 1,561.5 crore for the fourth quarter of 2010-11, against Rs 1,036.2 crore within the same period during the last financial year. The company’s stocks however became volatile and lost 1.72% to Rs 184.8, down 3.45 points from the l ...

October 4th, 2011 11:01

Boston Public Health Commission Wants to Implement Several Restrictions on E-cigs

Yesterday the Boston Public Health Commission approved without a single dissenting vote the advised legislation that will take severe measures against the sale of electronic cigarettes, well-known as e-cigs, regulating them like regular cigarettes. The battery-powered items, which are similar to cigarettes, deliver nicotine in the form of ...

September 21st, 2011 08:58

Imperial Tobacco Bears Losses Due to Spanish Price War

Cigarette price war in Spain is continuing to decrease profits at imperial Tobacco, regardless of the tobacco manufacturer winding back forecasts of the influence from great competition. Imperial Tobacco is a giant international tobacco company, which produces and sells a great number of well-known cigarette brands as: Davidoff, Gauloises ...

September 12th, 2011 09:10

Russia Government Plans to Combat Highest Smoking Rate by 2050

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to reduce the number of smokers by 10 to 15% by the end of 2050. The smoking is very popular is Russia due to wide spread advertising of tobacco products. According to the World Health Organization Russia is one of the smokiest nations in the world even with more smokers than in Indonesia and China. ...

August 30th, 2011 13:13

425 Million People are Protected Against Tobacco Industry Tactics

Anti-smoking actions have become so widespread that at present they affect approximately 3.8 billion people more than a half of the world’s population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But the WHO in its turn called for actions, declaring that tobacco consumption could kill a billion people in the course of the 21st ...

July 26th, 2011 11:30

Tobacco Companies Continue To Fight Against Australia Plain Packaging Law

Australia has become the current battlefield in the continuing world struggle between tobacco giants and government regulators. At issue are the Gillard government’s proposals to eliminate corporate logos from packages and make all packages in the same color - olive green, which smokers hate the most. Australia already has one of th ...

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