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August 23rd, 2012 00:00

Simple Ways to Stop Smoking

Smokers complain it is impossible to quit, is it really so?Yes, for some smokers it can be quite difficult. However, there are some simply, universal steps that help to get rid of the nasty habit, without unwanted weight gain and struggling from cravings – the main obstacles that refrain people from trying to quit.First of all, lets di ...

August 17th, 2012 00:00

JT Renames Key Brand

Japan Tobacco has revealed plans to rename its key brand of cigarettes from”Mild Seven” to “Mevius” trying to boost its market share on the international market.Mild Seven was introduced in 1977 and is currently the best-selling brand in Japan, holding 30 percent market share. Nevertheless, from November the legen ...

July 25th, 2012 00:00

Philip Morris International Reports Lower Profits for Q2

The world’s top cigarette maker, Philip Morris International, reported profits for the second quarter dropped 3.8 percent as lower shipments of cigarettes and currency shifts affected the revenues.The tobacco group had posted raise in sales in previous quarters, contributed by solid performance in Asia and price hikes in key market ...

July 18th, 2012 00:00

Court Rules over 'Camel Cash' Case

Declares RJ Reynolds activity was in line with legally binding liability.The 9th U.S. Circuit Appeals Court has brought to life assertions that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco infringed its obligations with its customers when it discontinued its famous Camel Cash campaign in 2006, according to the Courthouse News Service report.The cigarette mak ...

July 4th, 2012 00:00

Low-Nicotine Cigs Can Help to Stop Smoking

The interval between smoking low-nicotine cigarettes doesn’t increaseCigarette smokers may start getting rid of nicotine addiction by switching to low-nicotine cigarettes, without smoking more cigarettes than they regularly do, a study showed.During a study of 135 adult smokers, aged between 18 and 70, those who opted for cigaret ...

June 28th, 2012 00:00

Philip Morris Changes Earning Outlook as Currency Fluctuates

The world’s largest tobacconist, Philip Morris International snubbed its earnings forecast for the full year 2012 last week, for the second time in the last four months, to adjust to prevailing currency fluctuations. Excluding the impact of currency shifts, the tobacco company’s growth outlook was not changed.Excluding curre ...

June 18th, 2012 00:00

PM USA First Cigarette Company to Hike Prices This Year

Philip Morris USA announces first price hike in 2012, demonstrating that tobacco industry still has solid pricing power.The “Big” cigarette makers simultaneously increased prices two times within last year.Reynolds American and Lorillard also announced intention to raise prices, confirming predictions of industry anal ...

June 12th, 2012 00:00

NZ Government Considers Ban on Cigarette Branding, Despite Potential Legal Action

New Zealand might face lawsuit if it introduces ban on colors and logos on cigarette packs, according to the world’s leading cigarette maker.The local government has basically agreed to implement a plain packaging bill, following the steps of neighboring Australia, depending on the results of public discussions.At the same time, ...

June 8th, 2012 00:00

Jessica Wood Apprehends “Bad Guys” Selling Tobacco&Alcohol to Minors

This is not a gimmick by any means, a fifteen year old “undercover agent” helped solve the problem of minors becoming the victims of their own indiscretion and of those, who use their indiscretion for their own benefit. It’s not just another Hollywood Cody Banks type of blockbuster, but a real-life deal where the 15 yea ...

June 4th, 2012 00:00

Stop Tobacco Ads Or We Sue, Indonesian Rights Group Tells Govt

It’s hardly any news to anybody that commercials and advertisement campaigns influence people’s thinking. If it didn’t, there would none. Children need to be protected from advertisement of this kind as their mind is similar to a sponge that absorbs all kinds of information, negative as well as positive.Speaking of the ...