March 14th, 2012 00:00

US Court Called Unconstitutional the FDA’s Plain Packaging Law

A few days ago the US Federal District Court judge declared unconstitutional the US Food and Drug Administration regulation that intended to prompt cigarette manufacturers to place graphic warnings on cigarette packages. All nine warnings would have had to occupy the top half of the front and back of all cigarette packs and the fifth of a ...

March 6th, 2012 00:00

Tobacco Giants Successfully Endure Recession Due to Growing Share Prices

The share prices of tobacco giants such as British American Tobacco (BAT) and Imperial Tobacco have demonstrated higher results in the past 12 months- with BAT increasing to £30. At the world stock exchange, tobacco companies have been among the largest beneficiaries of the financial distraction in the developed markets. Cigarette produce ...

February 8th, 2012 00:00

Imperial Tobacco Company Faces Double-digit Decrease in Spain

A range of anti-smoking regulations and higher taxes have quickened a double-digit decrease in cigarette volumes in the emerging Spanish market within the 1Q for Imperial Tobacco. Imperial Tobacco company, which produces famous Davidoff and Gauloises brands, refused to present more specific details about the extent of the decrease for the ...

January 31st, 2012 00:00

Altria is Changing its Work Stuff

As Altria group ends successfully a very strong year, Chairman Michael E. Szymanczyk declared that he will retire after the company’s annual meeting in May, 15. However more than three months ago, Altria’s Board of Directors already presented a succession plan, proposing Martin J. Barrington as a candidate for new chairman and ...

January 26th, 2012 00:00

Philip Morris Could Close Tobacco Receiving Terminal in Midway

Tennessee tobacco growers are expecting to hear bad news this week after many years of decreasing sales. They are concerned that Philip Morris will close its main factory in Northeast. For years, Greene County produced the largest quantities of burley tobacco. But by 2010 the number of farms cultivating this sort of tobacco has reduced si ...

January 17th, 2012 00:00

All Cigarette Displays Should be Taken Away within 100 Days

The British government is reminding store retailers to take away the cigarette displays within the following 100 days. According to the Department of Health, the ban that will take effect on April, 6, would keep teenagers away from any tobacco promotion. Smaller retailers were allowed not to change their displays until 2015. Anti-smoking ...

January 11th, 2012 00:00

Hookah Smoking Increasing in Birmingham Establishments

The number of shisha bars in Birmingham has increased five times since the ban on smoking in bars and clubs was implemented. Anti-smoking activist have cautioned customers that they are putting their lives at risk as they consider that smoking hookah is healthier than smoking regular cigarettes.But a representative of a famous Birmingham ...

December 20th, 2011 00:00

Stricter Public Smoking Ban in Durham

The reminders of Durham’s smoking history are all associated with the Bull City with such famous brand names as Lucky Strike, Kent and Camel. But as the comprehension of the hazards of tobacco use and second-hand smoke spreads, that history disappears. “I remember those times when people freely smoked in stores and shopping ce ...

December 12th, 2011 00:00

Tobacco Companies Start Legal Fight Against Gillard Government

The Gillard government’s claim to Big Tobacco not to start legal proceedings against Labor’s plain-packaging laws was ignored, with Philip Morris stating it has already served notice of a debate. The federal parliament adopted world-first laws that will demand all tobacco products to be sold in boring olive packages from Decem ...

November 24th, 2011 00:00

Reynolds American Has Authorized Repurchase Program of about $2.5 billion

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) declared today that its Executive Board had legalized the repurchase of about $2.5 billion of the company’s outstanding ordinary shares over the next two years.RAI announced that the new share repurchase program, which will be effective immediately, would be finished by 2014. The given program permits f ...

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