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This year, for the first time, data on tobacco tax revenues and forecasts was absent from the budget documents, writes Simon Chapman. This data is needed to assess the plain packaging law in Australia. Australia’s plain packaging laws revolutionary governments around the world are watching and waiting. The greatest impact is expected on the future teenagers who will grow up never having seen a pack of 69 known carcinogens are dressed up in beautiful, market-researched packages are designed to increase their appeal to a critical segment of young starting smokers. Apart from the pack, Australia has banned most of the last vestiges of tobacco advertising in 1992, so that someone aged 21 today will never see the inside of tobacco advertising. It is no accident that the prevalence of smoking among daily among15-17-year-olds in … Read entire article »

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Marlboro maker Altria profit up 3%

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter profit rose by about 3 percent as higher prices and lower costs of long-standing legal settlement offset declining cigarette sales. The owner of the country’s biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, also raised the lower end of its annual profit forecast. Richmond, Va.-based company earned $ 1.27 billion, or 63 cents per share, in the April-June period, compared with $ 1.30 billion or 65 cents a share, a year ago. Excluding one-time items, earnings were 67 cents a share, missing Wall Street expectations by a penny. Revenue, excluding excise taxes, decreased 2.8% to $ 4.5 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected $ 4.62 billion. Altria shares fell 90 cents, or 2.8%, to close at $ 36 on Tuesday. Cigarette volumes fell nearly 8%, to 33.8 billion … Read entire article »

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Marlboro Athletic Club to celebrate 20th anniversary

“Between the coach Starks, my husband and I, we started the program. They had one or two kids here and there trying to make a track, but I want to say that we took it to another level.” After the first year of the program in 1993, when Wilkinson said that the club had about 12 athletes, Marlboro track became a nationally recognized entity that prides itself on producing a comprehensive competitor. Wilkinson said the club is nearly 100 athletes a year now, since the age of 4 to 18, who is competing in cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons. Twenty years ago, Tracy Wilkinson looking for a way to contribute. A native of New York and the University of Maryland, College Park graduate was a track and field athlete in high school … Read entire article »

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Oregon Court of Appeals restore law-tar cigarette lawsuit

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday breathed new life into a lawsuit filed by two Portland-area women who want the money they have spent on lower tar cigarettes back – claiming cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris long distorted the less harmful cigarette. The Court of Appeal opened doors for the women and an estimated one thousand Oregon smokers seek as much as one billion dollars from Philip Morris for allegedly cheating them to believe in light of Marlboro were not as bad as regular cigarettes because they contain less tar and nicotine. Plaintiffs highlighted research showing that some smokers of Marlboro Light or other lower-tar cigarettes inhale more deeply and took more puffs – negating any benefit of lower tar cigarettes. The women argue that in practical use, many smokers inhale Marlboro … Read entire article »

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PM pressed on election guru Lynton Crosby tobacco links

Shadow cabinet office minister Jon Trickett wrote to David Cameron to ask about the impact of his election strategist for Tobacco Policy. He wondered Lynton Crosby was involved in the government’s decision to postpone plans to introduce plain packaging of cigarettes in England. It comes as the Times reports that Mr. Crosby is used in the UK cigarette manufacturers Philip Morris Ltd.   A conservative source said labor was pulling “funny trick.” The source told the BBC: “Lynton Crosby is not a government appointment, he also did not advise on government policy, so that there is no doubt PM having violated ministerial code.” Mr Cameron denied that he ever lobbied for the tobacco policy by Mr. Crosby. He also insisted that he was “unaware” of the role of the Australian-born Mr. Crosby as a consultant to Philip … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tobacco news, Tobacco-general info

The tobacco giant has returned after a decade of-long absence

Tobacco giant BAT returns to Myanmar after ten years of absence from operations in the country. In 2003 campaigners managed to successfully make the second-largest tobacco world company to leave because of criticism from the British government, in particular from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Conservative MP and former deputy chairman of BAT, Ken Clark. BAT said in a statement released Monday that about $ 60 million will be invested over the next five years to create a world-class manufacturing facility that will produce London, “the iconic brand’s international prestige and quality. The joint venture companies, BAT Myanmar Ltd, with IMU Enterprise Ltd (IMU), which will produce and sell BAT brands for the domestic market. IMU is part of a leading local conglomerate, Sein Wut Hmon Group, which has an extensive fast … Read entire article »

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Massachusetts residents who smoked Marlboro cigarettes could be part of lawsuit vs. Philip Morris

The following is being released by the law firm Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP. The suit was brought against Philip Morris. The lawsuit seeks to have Philip Morris to pay for medical monitoring in the form of low-dose computed tomography (CT). Medical monitoring is a potentially life-saving screening technique that can often detect lung cancer in its early stages, which significantly increases the chances of survival. The court ruled this notice and decided that the case should be sued. There’s no benefits available now, and there is no guarantee that there will be. Who is considered to be: Class members include residents of Massachusetts as of February 26, 2013, that: • Are 50 years of age or older; • Have a smoking history of at least a pack a day of Marlboro cigarettes for 25 years • … Read entire article »

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Ten smoking hot female stars

Cheryl Cole – is the latest celebrity to have been snapped enjoying a cig at the club, as she celebrated her birthday on Sunday. 30-year-old Geordie was seen dancing and puffing on a cigarette in Las Vegas, where the lighting is still legal in nightclubs do not serve food. But the former Girls Aloud star is not only the female star you cannot expect to smoke. Here we take a look at ten other female stars whatever caught fire. Kate Beckinsale – English beauty Kate, 39, broke her shape and healthy appearance, adding to it FAG gym outfit. The actress took the habit in 16 years and only quit once – three years after getting pregnant with her daughter Lily Mo Sheen. She said: “I try to do a lot of vitamins and no drinks. I … Read entire article »

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The good thing about butts

It is well known that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer that passive smoking is harmful to health, and that cigarette use is associated with dozens of other diseases and illnesses. But there is at least one good thing about cigarette butts: they can be recycled into useful products. We are up to our butts in the butts Approximately 44 million Americans aged 18- 19 and older smoke cigarettes, and although this figure has declined in the past few years, this figure is still discouraging. All of these cigarettes not only have a huge impact on human health, they are also one of the main causes of environmental pollution. Do not break up cigarette butts? Although any cigarette paper and tobacco, that are thrown to break themselves butts are not biodegradable, … Read entire article »

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