November 10th, 2011 00:00

Zimbabwe to Gain US$500 Million from Tobacco Production in 2010/2011 Cropping Season

Zimbabwe is forecasting to gain US$500 million from export of smoking products within the 2010/11 cropping season. The country had initially deviated in US$361 direct earnings from the harvest during the selling season. At a press conference Agriculture Minister Joseph Made declared that tobacco had become the biggest foreign currency ear ...

October 28th, 2011 00:00

Is Adele a Chain Smoker?

Recently, a 23 years old singer Adele canceled her North American tour due to a throat disease or a kind of laryngitis according to her agent. Also this week she canceled several UK concerts and an awards show due to a chest infection.Such things are not something unusual, people fell ill and singers like Adele who mostly depend on their ...

October 19th, 2011 09:18

Brand New Nicotine Inhaler: ‘Safe’ Future of Smoking?

A British scientist has invented a new form of the chimerical “safe” cigarette: a nicotine inhaling device, resembling cigarette in shape and delivering small shots of chemicals identical to those in real cigarette. In contrast to cigarettes, the new inhaler doesn’t comprise tobacco and is not burning when in use, so it ...

October 6th, 2011 09:01

Japan Tobacco Stands Against Tobacco Tax Increase

A week ago Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) made a statement regarding the sale of state-owned shareholding in the company while demonstrating opposition to a possible increase in the tobacco tax. Despite the fact that JT is planning to be completely privatized in order to increase its management freedom, it is for the first time when a company is ...

September 27th, 2011 09:24

Japan Government Considers Increasing Income and Corporate Taxes

Japan’s government is planning increasing profit, corporate taxes and selling stakes in Japan Tobacco International and Tokyo Metro in order to support reconstruction from a destructive earthquake and tsunami, according to Finance Minister Jun Azumi. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is the biggest international tobacco product manu ...

September 14th, 2011 09:06

Armenia has one of the Highest Smoking rate in the World

It is a well known fact that Armenia is a nation of smokers, with approximately half of the male population heavily smoking. Despite the current adoption of anti-smoking legislation, the country is fighting to implement adequate laws and inform people about the dangerous effects of smoking and second-hand smoke. Armenia’s increased ...

September 1st, 2011 14:08

Would Increasing the Tobacco Tax Help Japan to Offset Quake and Tsunami Consequences?

Increasing taxes on smoking products and liquor is very addictive in Japan. It is an easier variant for those politicians, who would get a brush off for raising key taxes – tax on profits, consumption tax and corporate income tax. A few weeks ago, Economy Minister Kaoru Yosano declared that tobacco tax is something that obtains less disco ...

August 4th, 2011 09:17

Graphic Health Warnings Are Causing Disgust to American Smokers

Health warnings on cigarette packages in the United States may cause disgust to American consumers, but those smokers from Egypt to Uruguay may ask: “What’s the big deal about that?” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced nine new warnings for cigarette packages that will have to demonstrate the dangers of smo ...

July 12th, 2011 08:54

New York Accuses Lorillard for Bootlegging

City Hall is accusing the leading tobacco companies for the filling illicit market with smuggled cigarettes on city streets. Newport producer Lorillard, the third tobacco company in the country, consciously over-supplies the Poostpatuck Indian reservation, knowing exactly that smugglers purchase in volume and then flood the city with chea ...

July 6th, 2011 07:59

The Use of Smokeless Tobacco Products is Increasing

Nowadays there are a lot of ways to get nicotine without smoking cigarettes. While well-known chewing tobacco and snuff have long been around, newer alternatives, as for instance dissolvable pellets and tobacco-coated sticks, offer to smokers less messy but more acceptable ways to obtain what they need.For those tobacco companies straine ...

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