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High quality journalism requires global investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut and paste the article. High quality journalism requires global investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut and paste the article. See our Ts & Cs and Copyright detail. Not surprisingly, in Geneva, the World Health Organization describes habits as “epidemic.” Government of Australia, which already has one of the lowest smokings in the world, is planning to implement strict anti-smoking laws in the world, called “plain packaging”. All cigarettes will be sold in olive green packs with brands in standard fonts and graphic health warnings – pictures of cancer of the mouth and other smoking-related diseases – taking up most of the package. Not surprisingly, Big Tobacco resistance. Four … Read entire article »

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Tobacco control efforts in the Pacific Islands

A new monograph on the Legacy and Partnership Pacific Tobacco Free Islands puts emphasis on the problem of tobacco use in the United States Associated Pacific Islands, presenting both problems and solutions. The report, entitled Pacific Partnership for Tobacco Free Islands: an interweaving of our resources and cultures to the list of tobacco use are considered the unique challenges faced in the jurisdiction when placing the lessons learned from tobacco control efforts. While there is little national data on the prevalence on tobacco use in USAPI, smoking rates appear to be high in many of the islands. Almost all indicators of health in the Pacific Islands living in USAPI worse than in the United States, particularly in the freely associated states. Public health, working in the community also faces specific challenges, … Read entire article »

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Philip Morris raises dividend nicely

The next day, many investors were waiting here. No, I’m not talking about the release of iPhone. I’m talking about the dividend increase we expected from Philip Morris. On Wednesday morning, Philip Morris announced that it is raising its quarterly dividend. Despite the news, the shares have been sold, and that provides an excellent opportunity for long term investors to enter Now I have detailed in the past, I was expecting to raise about $ 0.85 for the quarter, and that’s exactly what we got. This is 10.4%, and means that Philip Morris will now pay $ 3.40 per year in dividends. This is in addition to about $ 6 billion; they will buy back the shares each year for the next several years. The dividend will be paid on October … Read entire article »

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Philip Morris offers an impressive revenue growth

Philip Morris (PM) is one of the largest tobacco companies in the world. The company produces 7 of the top 15 international brands, including Marlboro, which is number one worldwide cigarette. Philip Morris sells its products in nearly 180 countries. In late 2011, the company held approximately 16.0% share of total world cigarette market outside the U.S., or 28.1% excluding the People’s Republic of China and the U.S. In my previous article, I talked about the dividend stability Philip Morris, where I looked at the earnings, cash flow and balance sheet. In this article, I calculated the profitability, leverage and cash flow metrics that can show trends in the financial position of the company in the last three years. Over the past three years the company has improved its profitability. All measures … Read entire article »

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Tobacco companies spend less on promotion

Tobacco business leaders spent less money on advertising and promotion of cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products in recent years, according to the latest data from the Federal Trade Commission. Numbers released Friday show marketing of cigarettes fell by more than 5% to $ 8.05 billion in 2010, the latest year available, from a year earlier. Meanwhile, cigarette sales fell by about 3% to 281.6 billion cigarettes in the same period. As in previous years, most of the money spent on cigarettes of about 81%, or $ 6.49 billion price discounts paid to retailers and wholesalers to reduce the price of cigarettes to consumers, the average price for a pack continued to rise to $ 5.73 in 2010. Consequence of the rise in prices of major federal tax increase on tobacco products in … Read entire article »

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American Tobacco Trail attack marked the 12th incident this year

Investigators said Thursday that they believe the attack on the American Tobacco Trail in Durham this week was sexually motivated and that it is not associated with at least 11 other incidents on the track this year. The latest attack occurred about 6:15 pm Wednesday. A woman told police she was walking near the intersection of Apex Fargo and the street when she saw her attacker to pass it, and then turn around and follow it about a quarter of a mile, before knocking her to the ground. “He jumped on his back, put his hand on her stomach, around my wrist, and mostly fought me on the ground,” the woman, Jeannie Mueller, said on Thursday. “I screamed as loud as he could. I dropped the phone. I talked to my father.” The … Read entire article »

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Tobacco manufacturers

Tobacco producers from the Balkans are united against the World Health Organization (WHO), new rules for tobacco products. Representatives for more than 100,000 tobacco producers from Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey met in Skopje last week and decided to oppose the regulations that would put strict controls on tobacco production. This week, WHO finalized the rules that will be proposed for adoption at the November Conference for Tobacco Control, which will be held in Seoul, South Korea. If the measures already announced in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, are adopted, member states will have to reduce the production of tobacco, especially in the Eastern blend that is mostly grown in the Balkans. In addition, measures to require removal of any public financial support for tobacco production. Tobacco farmer Antonio Spasoski, 50, … Read entire article »

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Tobacco control against social justice

In Indonesia, many people do not have access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, food and medical care. In fact, according to the Ministry of Health, only 41.6% urban and 48.8% of rural residents now have clean drinking water, despite government intervention. About 13% of the population lives below the poverty line, and 49% lives on a daily income of less than U.S. $ 2. Leading cause of death in this country of infectious diseases, for example, about 250 people die each day from tuberculosis. Although the prevalence of smoking among men increased from 46.4% in 1980 to 54.5% in 2001, the Indonesian government has consistently refused to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), mainly due to the lack of local data on the harmful effects of smoking. In contrast, countries … Read entire article »

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Big tobacco lure a new generation of addicts

“Hook ‘Em early hook them for life.” This is a quote from internal tobacco industry documents on their marketing strategy: to find new young tobacco users to replace smokers who die prematurely permanently from tobacco-related diseases. What a great business to be in: the lucrative business of drug addiction. Smoke free laws swept the nation with 29 states and hundreds of municipalities adopting the smoking ban. It is fast becoming socially unacceptable to smoke in enclosed public places, including workplaces, restaurants and bars. What is a smoker to do in these hostile times? The tobacco industry has the answer to keep the next generation of tobacco addicts save big profits for corporations and their shareholders. What is this industry to do in these changing times? Can no longer rely on the tobacco industry’s sales of … Read entire article »

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Tobacco farmers appeal plan

The Philippine PTGA said that the proposals of the Framework Convention of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco eradicate tobacco farming has serious consequences, because the industry supports the livelihoods of more than 30 million tobacco farmers worldwide. Saturnine distortion, PTGA president, said that the Philippine tobacco manufacturers intend to fight for the survival of the tobacco industry, promising to join the global protest against the proposed WHO FCTC. “We will not take the issue sitting. We will do everything we can to fight for the survival of the tobacco industry, not only in the Philippines but in other countries as well,” Distor said in a statement. Distor appealed to President Benigno S. Aquino III to protect the interests of the tobacco farmers and the more then 2.7 growers, and more than 2.7 … Read entire article »

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Imperial Tobacco’s plain packaging “The ultimate joke”

The first cigarettes in plain packaging hit the big supermarkets – and they don’t comply with the government’s strict new rules. One company, Imperial Tobacco, is using the new packaging for a directly challenge to the government by telling its Peter Stuyvesant brand customers “It’s what’s inside that counts.” “Soon, no one will see Peter Stuyvesant on the outside, but we do not care. We’re going plain early, because we know, Peter Stuyvesant would continue to live on inside,” the company said in a leaflet advertising its package change to retailers. Member of the tobacco giant Philip Morris is also not bound by the rules – even do more serious attempt. Health Minister Tatyana Plibersek attacks on Imperial Tobacco claims that it’s what’s inside that counts, as “the ultimate joke on Big Tobacco.” Diseased lungs, … Read entire article »

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Big tobacco prevention in free trade talks

Delegates participating in the trans-Pacific free trade negotiations in the U.S. are warning their country could end up like Australia, if they agree to allow corporations to sue the government in international courts. Australia is fending off a challenge to his just laws cigarette packs of Philip Morris International in accordance with the terms of the investment agreement obscure Hong Kong, while Philip Morris has lost his case against Australia in the Supreme Court. “Perseverance Philip Morris Company Investor event of a dispute settlement procedure of the state shows such a threat to democratically enacted law and national judicial decisions,” said Australia Patricia Ranald stakeholder’s forum at the talks in Leesburg, Virginia. The United States insists on the so-called investor state dispute settlement (SDS) position in partnership Trans Pacific, although he does not … Read entire article »

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