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Mad Men kick for Lucky Strike cigarettes angers campaign

American TV series Mad Men has caused a dramatic boom in sales of cigarettes Lucky Strike, causing outrage among anti-smoking campaign. Sales of the world-famous cigarettes belonging to British American Tobacco, has reached 33 billion packages last year, compared to 23 billion in 2007, when the show first aired. Mad Men features New York advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in 1960, and their relationship with the turbulent iconic brands of cigarettes Lucky Strike. The AMC- produced show won a worldwide audience with fan forums expressing admiration for the ad executives heads drinking and smoking lifestyle. There’s even a drink and smoke games played at the Mad Men party, where revelers to drink and smoke every time a character does on screen. Dr. Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, said: ” It’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cigarette brands

Nigeria’s 10th leading tobacco market-BAT

Nigeria is one of the ten largest tobacco markets in the world, says Managing Director, British American Tobacco, Mr Keith Gretton.British American Tobacco is the producer of Pall Mall cigarettes and Dunhill cigarettes. The Federal Government of Nigeria and rakes N15 billion taxes annually from the bat, its managing director added. Speaking when he visited Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos at the State House, Ikeja , Lagos, Nigeria’s south- west on Monday , Gretton found that out of 180 countries in the world where its products are sold , Nigeria is one of the top 10 leading markets for its product. Tobacco production kills millions worldwide every year and is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, which stopped a few lives in sub -Saharan Africa, with Nigeria the most affected. With Nigeria, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tobacco laws, Tobacco news

Tobacco remains a way of life in Southern Maryland

Along a busy road in Calvert County, Maryland, the crop being harvested, which may surprise some : tobacco . “This material is made of Southern Maryland, what it is, ” tobacco farmer SL Brady said . Twelve years after the state of Maryland began paying farmers not to grow tobacco, and encouraging them to switch to other crops, Brady is still ongoing. Brady farms of 45 hectares, which is called type 32 Burley tobacco Chaneyville on the road near the Maryland 4 in Owings. “We used to grow type 35, which was a Maryland -type tobacco, but after the new government poundage was so low, the market has dried up, and Philip Morris has come together with a contract wanting us to grow in this way. So, a few of us, who stayed, this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Nicotine dependence

Stop CHP Fences Big Tobacco

The U.S. has a rare opportunity this week to rein in the tobacco industry, and claim its mandate to protect and save lives, while proudly carrying out cross-border diplomacy. U.S. Trade Representative should accept the offer to cut the defense of Big Tobacco Trans -Pacific Partnership (TPP), a mega – trade transactions among the 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the U.S. Americans generally like breathing smoking in bars, restaurants, offices, airplanes and elevators. The tobacco industry said, and they are not happy. Under existing rules of trade, predatory corporations tobacco contain new global rights to challenge the important tobacco control laws and regulations in the U.S. and other countries that help people quit smoking, and keep the kids from getting addicted , like the ban on clove cigarettes , as well … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tobacco laws, Tobacco news