May 10th, 2012 00:00

The Best-Selling Marlboro Brand Volumes Dropped 3.3%

Marlboro producer Altria Group announced a few days ago that its first quarter profit increased approximately 4% as higher prices and lowering of costs backed to postpone the decrease in cigarette volume. The owner of the largest US cigarette producer presented net profit of about $956 million, or 45% per share, for the first quarter, hig ...

May 7th, 2012 00:00

United Arab Emirates to Boost Cigarette Prices from August

The price of cigarettes in Dubai will increase from Dh8 to Dh16 starting August 2012. The given increase will be in the form of a tax introduced by the Dubai Municipality. This action is intended to make more complicated for youngsters to purchase cigarettes, stated Wedad Al Maidoor, chief of tobacco control at the Ministry of Health.  ...

April 27th, 2012 00:00

Cigarette Packages Main Advertising Space for Big Tobacco

Tobacco companies are challenging the plain packaging law as namely cigarette packages are the most important space to advertise their products. Representatives for British American Tobacco (BAT), Japan Tobacco International, Philip Morris and Imperial Tobacco declared that while the government already urged manufacturers to display graph ...

April 24th, 2012 00:00

Philip Morris International Outstrips Its Rivals

The recessionary environment of the last years has been positive for tobacco industry. Smoking is a popular habit and a cigarette is a sort of an alleviant mostly in times of economic difficulties. Even if aware of the health risks, smokers do not want to quit, and namely this helped and continues to help tobacco giant’s stock profi ...

April 17th, 2012 00:00

History of cigarette advertising

The history of cigarette advertising is full of interesting and captivating moments, which will be interesting not only for designers, tobacco managers but also for smokers. Generally advertisements demonstrate how trends and tobacco products have changed with time. In 1880 smoking was considered by many people as something exotic, others ...

April 12th, 2012 00:00

China Will Introduce Larger Graphic Warnings for Cigarette Packs

From now on cigarette packages will be depicting larger graphic warnings, an action started by the government officials in order to deprive smokers. A recent visit by reporters to the two cigarette stores in Beijing demonstrated that retailers sell tobacco products in both new and old packages.“Some cigarette manufacturers already ...

April 5th, 2012 00:00

Cigarette Manufacturers Promote Their Products in Movies

The Philippine health department stated that there are a lot of smoking scenes in the movie Manila Kingpin: The Untold Story of Asiong Salonga. “It is a very clever method of indirect advertising of cigarettes, which is banned by law,” agency representative stated in an interview. A month ago, several journalists from various ...

March 29th, 2012 00:00

British American Tobacco Faces Losses Due to Illicit Trade

A recent research led by the producer of famous Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Viceroy brands British American Tobacco Egypt has demonstrated a striking increase in illicit trade in smoking products, with more than 100 low-cost illegal brands constituting about 20% of the 85 billion cigarette market.Avoiding local standards or stipulations ...

March 23rd, 2012 00:00

Ukraine Prohibits Cigarette Advertising

On March 13 Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych passed the national ban on all forms of advertising and sponsorship by the tobacco companies.The law that will come into force in six months bans any advertising of tobacco products at the point-of-sale as for instance kiosks, where the majority of smokers purchase their cigarettes. Also ...

March 20th, 2012 00:00

Cigarette Giant Reynolds American Plans to Cut 10% of its Staff

Reynolds American Inc., the second largest US tobacco company, announced a few days ago that it will cut about 10% of its staff, or about 540 jobs, by the end of 2014 as it tries to match its prices with changes within the industry. The given action will decrease spending by about $70 million a year for the manufacturer of Camel, Pall Mal ...

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