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Should you have to be 21 to buy cigarettes?

he vast majority of smokers start before they turn 21. That’s not surprising. Most adults at age 30 or 40 wouldn’t dream of lighting up. They are better able to weigh the risks of smoking against — we use this term generously — the rewards. But too many younger people still light up. Even though they’ve heard the scary public service announcements. And the lectures from parents and teachers. Right now, in most states, including Illinois, people can buy cigarettes legally at 18. But Hawaii has raised its tobacco sales age to 21, effective next year. Several cities, including New York and suburban Evanston, have already raised the tobacco purchase age. California, too, is moving in that direction. And the American Medical Association endorses the push. Note, however, that we’re talking here … Read entire article »


Marlboro Volume Dropped by 2.8%

Philip Morris USA’s local cigarette shipment volume in the course of the Q3 to the end of September, at 33.165 billion, constituted about 2.8 % lesser than it was registered in the Q3 of 2013, 34.117 billion. Marlboro volume dropped by 2.8 % to 28.581 billion, whilst the volume of the company’s other cigarette brands declined by 8.3 % to 1.848 billion and its lower-priced brand volume increased by 1.3 % to 2.736 billion. In featuring Q3 and nine-month figures recently, Altria reported that the drop in PM USA’s Q3 reported local cigarettes shipment volume had been generated by an industry-wide decrease, to some extent compensated by retail share profits. ‘For the first nine months of 2014, PM … Read entire article »

Gauloises Maker Plans to Increase its Dividend by 10%

Imperial Tobacco reported it would increase its dividend by around 10 % in the upcoming year, demonstrating confidence that cost reductions will assist it to deal with poor consumer spending and larger taxes that affected its annual revenue.   The same as all cigarette manufacturers, Imperial has been struggling with decreasing sales in several markets, as more people stop smoking. On top of that, fragile economies and government tax boosts are making cigarettes less affordable, resulting in lower-priced cigarette brands increasing in popularity.   Imperial, whose cigarette brands include well known Davidoff and Gauloises, has handled this by reducing costs, including closing factories, leading to over 60 million pounds of savings in the year. It explained it was on … Read entire article »

Calls For Regulation e-cigarette

As the vaping community rapidly grows, along with e-cigarette devices with increasingly powerful batteries and endless flavors, so do calls from public health advocates for federal oversight of the market. Some groups are urging the Food & Drug Administration to subject e-cigarettes to the same regulations as traditional cigarettes, including requiring health warnings on packages and prohibiting e-cigarettes from being sold to minors. Others are also calling for FDA to ban candy and other kid-friendly flavors. FDA currently regulates only those e-cigarettes, e-juices, and other vaping supplies that make therapeutic claims. FDA proposed a rule last April, however, that would allow the agency to begin regulating e-cigarettes as tobacco products. The agency expects to finalize that … Read entire article »

Price of cigarettes to rise to €10 a pack

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is increasing the price of a packet of cigarettes by 40 cent, it has emerged. The price increase will come into effect overnight. Meanwhile, workers earning less than €12,000 will be exempt from the Universal Service Charge under other plans to be announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. The new move is expected to boost lower and middle income earners. Informed sources said today that the only tax hike planned is the price of a packet of cigarettes as the Government attempts to put a few extra euro into the pockets of hard pressed families. Therefore there will be no alcohol tax increases. The total cost of Budget 2015, including tax measures and spending, is … Read entire article »

BAT to Sell Voke Tobacco Substitute

Nicoventures, a company formed by British American Tobacco Plc (BATS) to develop substitute nicotine products, said it will sell a new alternative to cigarettes that has received U.K. approval to be prescribed by doctors. The Voke inhalation device will become the unit’s first licensed product after developer Kind Consumer gained approval from the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Nicoventures said today in an e-mailed statement. A further license is required to allow the cigarette-shaped product to be manufactured via an automated process. “This is better than an e-cigarette for BAT, because it can be prescribed by doctors and there is no debate over its safety,” said Erik Bloomquist, an analyst at Berenberg in London. “We … Read entire article »

Drinking vs smoking – which is worse?

Drinking vs smoking – which is worse? Quiz Alcohol should come with cigarette-style health warnings, say MPs, who want more to be done to combat drinking. But when it comes to the costs of booze and fags, which is worse? A new report from a cross-party group of MPs is calling for a range of measures to tackle what they have called a “national pandemic”. Along with warnings on packaging, they want all alcohol to be clearly marked with a minimum unit price and calorie count, more regulation on alcohol marketing and a reduction in the drink drive limit. In the manifesto, which lists 10 recommendations, the all-party parliamentary group on alcohol misuse outlined the sheer scale of the … Read entire article »

Do You Know How Dangerous Are Cigarettes

Cigarette smoke is highly dangerous to both the smoker and anyone around to inhale the secondhand smoke. Smoking is considered to be one of the most detrimental things one can do to their health, and it is the number one cause of preventable death in most industrialized nations. In fact, smoking causes more deaths per year than illegal drugs, homicide, AIDS, and car accidents put together. There are various ways cigarette smoke can damage health. The first is tar, which accumulates in the lungs and slowly smothers the healthy tubes, bronchi, and receptors. This can lead to breathing difficulties, cancer, and other health problems. The lack of oxygen in the body can also eventually lead to … Read entire article »

Camel is a successful brand that is one of top selling brands worldwide

Today Camel cigarettes are so populat that can hardly be found a person who never heard this brand name or never saw yellow packages with graceful camels on them. Camel is probably one of most recognizable cigarette brands due to their original package. Besides this, it is one of oldest cigarettes brands on tobacco market being introduced in the USA  in summer of 1913 by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company. Why “Camel”? The name for this brand along with package design were chosen in order to render the mystery of the Middle East. However, there exists another version why this brand name was chosen. It was named “Camel” due to Turkish paper which was used in its … Read entire article »

Arby’s Smokes World Record

Arby’s made history today by setting a Guinness World Record for the longest television commercial ever aired. The Smokehouse Brisket sandwich, Arby’s featured limited-time offer this May, is slow smoked for 13 long hours. In an effort to demonstrate the smoking process in its entirety, Arby’s piloted an on-air commercial of just their brisket smoking in a smoker for 13 hours. The 13-hour spot aired on Saturday, May 24 and the Guinness World Record was confirmed shortly thereafter. Lucky Strike Click&Roll cigarettes “We are thrilled to have ‘smoked’ a Guinness World Record,” said Rob Lynch, Brand President & Chief Marketing Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “If there was ever a doubt that we actually pit … Read entire article »

Indiana losing health funding over tobacco use

Indiana’s failure to “do the right thing” with money from the 1998 tobacco settlement has cost the state $63 million in health funding, a state lawmaker says. Indiana ranked 50th in per-capita funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration in 2013, according to a report released by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Karelia cigarettes. State Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington, told The Herald-Times that Indiana was supposed to use hundreds of millions of dollars from the settlement largely to prevent tobacco use. Instead, the state spends just $5.8 million a year on such programs. That’s about 7 percent of the amount recommended by the … Read entire article »

Smoking May Lead to Brain Hemorrhage

The size of a brain aneurysm does not significantly affect the risk for rupture, according to a new Finnish study. About one-third of all brain aneurysms rupture during a patient’s lifetime, resulting in a brain hemorrhage. The risk tends to depend on the individual’s overall set of risk factors, with smoking playing a major role, particularly in women. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, monitored aneurysm patients their entire lives, compared to typical follow-up studies that last only between one and five years. The research is also particularly broad in scope. “It is unlikely that another similar, non-selected lifetime follow-up study on aneurysm patients will ever be conducted again,” said … Read entire article »