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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

Big Tobacco Beats Small tobacco Tax Rate

Small cigarette manufacturers would face new fees on the state of their sales under the measure, which passed the Texas House of early voting on Monday – a big win for Big Tobacco. The nation’s largest tobacco companies are now paying more than half a billion dollars to the state every year as part of a 1998 lawsuit settlement. They have for years advocated smaller cigarette manufacturers who were not included in the $ 17 billion settlement, faced with similar financial penalty. State Rep. John Otto House Bill 3536 would charge these small companies 2.75 cents per cigarette (or 0.09 ounces of tobacco) are sold, used, consumed or distributed in Texas in 2013. The controller will calculate the rate in subsequent years. “They all sell the same product,” Otto said. “They’re all going … Read entire article »

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The adoption of the FCTC in Seoul, signed punish Big Tobacco

Despite the tactics of the tobacco industry, the countries adopted a landmark protocol to take out the trade of the tobacco “Corporate Accountability International it was said in the statement on Tuesday. Such illegal trade underlines the tobacco regulation, while generating huge profits for smugglers and manufactures of tobacco products. It also cost governments billions of dollars, while increasing enforcement of the law and health care cost. They noted that after pressure from civil society, the Philippine government has excluded tobacco Authority (NTA), which promotes the interests of the tobacco industry, from its official delegation to Seoul. “Today’s decision on illegal trade protocol and the effort to keep the industry in fear of intervention is a strong reminder of the power of this agreement and unanimous commitment to the independence negotiations and implementation,” … Read entire article »

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For small cigarettes companies challenged

In June 1931, when the U.S.A economy into a depression and tobacco prices are low for the last 20 years, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co has decided to increase the price of Camel cigarettes. The response of competitors and consumers offers an example of how the Great depression upends industry after industry. Increasing the pack age price with 20 cigarettes to 15 cents launched a price war undermined Big Tobacco’s hold on the market. The company’s key competitors as American Tobacco, Leggett & Myers and Philip Morris – matched the price hike. Larus & Brother, had put on new cigarette brand named White Rolls, its cost being 10 cents per pack. Tobacco was so cheap two years in a depression, those small firms can undermine national brands advertised four major companies and still make … Read entire article »

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Big tobacco companies resist admissions

U.S. tobacco companies told a federal judge on Monday they should not be required to tell the public they manipulated nicotine to make cigarettes more addictive or that they have repeatedly lied about the health effects of light cigarettes. The companies – including Altria Group Inc and Reynolds American Inc – have been fighting with the U.S. Justice Department for six years at the wording of the so-called “corrective statements”. The statements are part of the company have to pay penalty after U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler, in the historic 2006 decision, found that the tobacco industry engaged in decades of fraud to deceive the public. Labels with the statements are set to run eventually in newspapers, on cigarette packaging and elsewhere. The labels separately from those who work for the U.S. cigarette packaging … Read entire article »

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Running man of Big Tobacco

High quality journalism requires global investment. It is hard to keep up with Picador Durant. The first non-Briton to run BAT, he speaks in English with a thick, distinctive nasal tone of his native Sao Paulo, which can make it difficult for non-Portuguese speakers to understand him. Such contradictions, however, are also a symbol of Mr. Duran. Populists have a reputation for brash, larger than life characters, reflecting national characteristic known as jeito brasileiro, which is about the same street smarts and cunning in business. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut and paste the article. See our Ts & Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Mr. Duran could not more different. The executive director of the second-largest tobacco company … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tobacco companies, Tobacco laws, Tobacco news, Tobacco-general info

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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Big Tobacco won its new frontier

Although smoking in the rapid decline in Australia and the western world, Jill Stark writes that the tobacco industry is the Savior of the Asia-Pacific region. And our correspondents in the region report on the millions, including children, who are taking up the habit every year. It was tipped to post profits of tobacco companies tumbling. Plain packaging of cigarettes Supreme Court victory was proclaimed by the General Prosecutor’s Office, Nicola Roxon, as anti-smoking revolution with global implications. But the final blow of cigarettes in countries such as Australia needs perspective: health experts warn that while the industry is beginning to lose ground in the developed countries, there is a looming humanitarian disaster in the poorest countries, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. This region is now the largest tobacco market in the world, … Read entire article »

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Big Tobacco won its new frontier

He was tipped to post profits of tobacco companies tumbling. Plain packaging of cigarettes Supreme Court victory was proclaimed by the General Prosecutor’s Office, Nicola Roxon, as anti-smoking revolution with global implications. Documentary: Sex, Lies and Cigarettes – how Big Tobacco is aimed at children in developing countries But the final blow of cigarettes in countries such as Australia needs perspective: health experts warn that while the industry is beginning to lose ground in the developed countries, there is a looming humanitarian disaster in the poorest countries, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. This region is now the largest tobacco market in the world, with 6 million new smokers to work in 2009 and another 32 million are expected to be added in 2014, based on industry estimates. The World Health Organization has … Read entire article »

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Analysis and evaluation of Big Tobacco

In this article I look at the Phillip Morris, Altria, Lorillard and Reynolds American – Tobacco Manufacturers My analysis of these companies is concentrated in the next 3 – 9 months. As a rule, the farther you look into the future, the less accurate predictions. So, I keep my terms of predictions and forecasts for the next 3 – 9 months. From 9 months to about 2 years old, long-term investor. The tobacco companies sell inelastic product, which means that when prices rise, the revenue should increase. However, as price increases, tobacco products have become more elastic income, and people stopped spending as much on tobacco products. Therefore, as the price of tobacco products continues to grow due in part to inflation and partly because it taxes income from tobacco companies will … Read entire article »

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Big Tobacco of Gary Bettman

A big problem is brewing at his watch Gary Bettman: how to deal with the apparent surge in brain injuries in hockey players. The owners hired him in February 1993 with an agenda that included two goals: first, to promote the “product” of hockey to a wider audience, and, secondly, the impact of changes in the violent image of the game. Under his leadership, the NHL has gone from $ 400 million of business a $ 3.3 billion. Bettman met the first goal … partly because he did not fulfill the second. Failing to meet that second goal has had consequences. A product that it sells, being permissively violent one, loses many of its players in the central nervous system-related injuries, which seem to be a direct result of this violence. Lishenny … Read entire article »

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Why work with Big Tobacco?

Big Tobacco is a desperate effort to oppose the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco was supported by a medley of consulting, legal and advertising, public relations and lobbying organization. Consulting groups, lawyers and lobbyists are free to choose their clients, and is still legal to sell tobacco products are adults (although many retailers knowingly violate a law banning the sale of children). But legal or not, the question remains: why, in 2012, nobody would want to work, or with the tobacco industry? When I was first involved in the fight against tobacco 40 years ago, the people, the leading tobacco companies began his career long before the dangers of smoking have been identified and published. They took the wrong decisions early, setting the industry went on a long road of … Read entire article »

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