September 21st, 2012 00:00

Russian Smoking Law Could Affect Much-loved Soviet Cartoons

Fans of Soviet cartoons were shocked with the recent news that declared that the well-known “Nu, Pogodi” and “Cheburashka” could be edited in order to exclude all smoking scenes. Broadcasters are afraid that two smoking personages in the program could infringe the law intended to protect kids from exposure to drink ...

September 17th, 2012 00:00

Bulgartabac Holding’s Revenue Increased 8.5 Times in the 1Q of 2012

Bulgaria’s leading cigarette manufacturer Bulgartabac Holding has faced its accumulated profit increase 8.5 times in the first half of 2012, according to the company representative. Thus in the first quarter of 2012, Bulgartabac, which was sold by the Bulgarian government to a Russian bank VTB for about EUR 100.1 in September 2011, ...

September 5th, 2012 00:00

Indian Women Light up More Cigarettes than Men

Smoking rate is nine times higher among Indian men than women. At the same time, an average Indian woman lights up more cigarettes per day that men.About one in five (20%) Indian male cigarette users puff daily as opposed to 3% of women. Approximately half of Indian men (48.5%) aged 15 years and elder light up regularly. About 205 millio ...

August 29th, 2012 00:00

Study on Plain Packaging Regulation

According to estimates 5% of kids aged between 5 and 15 light up regularly in the UK. At the same time the government is considering whether to prohibit cigarette branding and pass plain packaging regulation. The public consultation on plain packaging was prolonged by a month, but will all those new cigarette packs make some difference?A ...

August 10th, 2012 00:00

Profits of Gauloises and Davidoff Brands Increased by 12%

It is evident that an investment in cigarette industry is considered by many officials as “unethical”. Despite everything, the given sector has a stable track record of generating money, as with the majority of so called “sin” investments.Although accord estimates are not expected to change, several experts have d ...

July 30th, 2012 00:00

ULPI Main Tobacco Supplier of British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) announced that it has been purchasing tobacco from the Philippines, even when it left the country in 2009. “BAT has been purchasing about 2 to 3 million kilos of Philippine tobacco each year, even when we left the country about three years ago. We use Philippine tobacco for several cigarette brands so ...

July 26th, 2012 00:00

Philip Morris International Reports 2Q Results

Cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris International (PMI), which produces best-selling Marlboro, L&M and Red & White cigarette brands all over the world, is cautious of a downturn in Asia, one of its leading growth regions. The company is presenting 2Q results on Monday before the market opens.A fewer number of cigarettes was sold ...

July 18th, 2012 00:00

Philip Morris Plans to Launch Cigarettes with Lower Health Risk

Philip Morris International, one of the giant cigarette producers and maker of the best-selling Marlboro, L&M, Red & White and Parliament brands, announced its plans to launch a new range of lower health risk smoking products by 2017, intended to fight the developing electronic cigarette industry. PMI CEO Louis Camilleri stated: & ...

July 16th, 2012 00:00

Tobacco Farmers Expect Guaranteed Price

Tobacco farmers proceed to expect for implementation of new support price for their crop on the basis of recent survey led these days in tobacco growing regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while the purchasing enterprises declare that the issue was settled in November 2011 by Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB).The tobacco crop acquisition season is ...

July 5th, 2012 00:00

Smoking Scenes Flood TV Industry in China

Despite strong regulation, movies and TV programs in China are still depicting smoking scenes that could have a negative effect on the public, mostly teenagers, according to a recent survey of smoking scenes on TV. The survey by the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control presented yesterday declared that in comparison with the 2010, the n ...

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