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Friday, November 30, 2012

Methods for Curing Tobacco

Flue-cured Tobacco The most popular curing process is identified as flue-curing. Applied mostly in the production of cigarettes, the most popular type of flue-cured tobacco is Virginia. Virginia tobacco is as well well-known as ‘bright tobacco’ as the heat-drying process provides the leaves a bright colour. The temperature of the heater is little by little increased until the leaves and … Continue reading

Thursday, November 29, 2012

British American Tobacco Review

British American Tobacco (BATS) is a member of the FTSE100 and the second biggest cigarette company around the world by global market share. Brands of the tobacco group are marketed in about 180 countries. British American Tobacco has presented a profit of over 600 percent during the last ten years and the company still provides a good opportunity of further … Continue reading

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

JTI hails new tobacco policy

Japan Tobacco International states that it will improve its relationship with growers and other stakeholders with a goal to reestablish the country’s tobacco market share on the international place. The cigarette maker said this on November 23 in the course of a field visit to JTI contracted grower, Violet Savala, at Chitedze in Lilongwe by Minister of Agriculture and Food … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brazilian company to manufacture cigarettes in Cuba

Brascuba S.A, the Brazilian-Cuban joint venture, will in the near future begin manufacturing in Cuba of Brazil’s popular Plaza cigarette brand, mass media reported. The company’s head of exports, Ernesto Tabio, declared that by mid-2013 the company intends to start transferring cigarettes to Brazil, the official AIN news agency stated. The cigarettes manufactured in Cuba will have the same features … Continue reading

Monday, November 26, 2012

Buy Philip Morris for Its 3.8 percent Yield

During the last years Philip Morris International Inc. has carried out very shareholder friendly policies. The cigarette maker has been involved a massive share repurchase program and has been growing its dividend annually since its spin off from Altria in 2008. The tobacco firm has as well improved its revenue gradually while also taking benefits of low interest rates to … Continue reading

Friday, November 23, 2012

Quebec budget: Sin taxes increasing

The price of cigarettes and drinking alcohol is rising, a move that will provide in $536 million in new earnings over the next three years to support Quebec in stabilizing its books. Cigarette taxes are growing by 18%, Finance Minister Nicolas Marceau declared. A pack of cigarettes will be priced at 50 cents more. The higher tax became operational at … Continue reading

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Vintage Camel Cigarettes Thanksgiving Ad

Today it is celebrated Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The main piece of present-day Thanksgiving in the United States is a big meal, usually centered around a large roasted turkey. Almost all the dishes in the traditional American variant of Thanksgiving dinner are composed of foods native to the New World as in accordance with tradition the Pilgrims got … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Japan Tobacco rises on government share sale delay

Japan Tobacco shares increased in Tokyo trade on November 19 after the authorities stated that it would postpone selling part of its stake in the former monopoly. Choppy markets and an election in December, which could determine a change in leadership, were between factors for postponing the sale of part of Tokyo’s 50.0% holding in the cigarette company, a finance … Continue reading

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cigarette Price Increase Could Be on Horizon for Cigarette Makers

The three biggest U.S. cigarette makers may sanction a new circle of cigarette price hikes in the next weeks, though the hike won’t necessarily increase profitability as the tobacco companies have improved promotions lately. Wells Fargo & Co. analyst Bonnie Herzog forecasted the tobacco industry would proceed in December their second circle of cigarette price hikes this year, with the … Continue reading

Friday, November 16, 2012

RAI Highlights its Total Tobacco Strategy

Innovation and operating progress brand equity are essential aspects of Reynolds American Inc.’s (RAI) whole tobacco strategy. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based cigarette maker, pointed out its overall tobacco strategy in the context of the evolving customer and the present regulatory environment at its yearly Investor Day held in New York Nov. 12. In accordance with Bonnie Herzog, managing director of beverage, … Continue reading

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Are light cigarettes better than regular cigarettes?

Obviously many people, especially smoking people, ask themselves if ultra mild, mild and light cigarettes are safer than common cigarettes? Whether these cigarettes help give up smoking or are better for health are things that most smokers want to believe. What is the real affect of mild, ultra mild or light cigarettes? Do the mild cigarettes truly help smokers stop … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Reynolds American touts efforts to transform tobacco

Reynolds American Inc. says that its target on innovation and the creation of new products will help the firm remain competitive while tobacco use rates are decresing. Reynolds American President and CEO Daan Delen said that the firm is focusing on the emerging smoke-free products such as snus and its new e-cigarette Vuse that provide greater potential for growth. The … Continue reading

Monday, November 12, 2012

JTI launches “Sterling Fresh Taste on Demand” capsule

Japan Tobacco International is likely to announce the launching of an innovation for Sterling brand which is UK’s No. 1 cigarette brand. The modified Sterling will be on the market starting from 26th November. Sterling Fresh Taste on Demand mixes the recognition of Sterling with the demand for capsule cigs offering sellers with a new income stream within the UK’s … Continue reading

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cigarette price rise in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Tobacco Company, the sole maker of Pall Mall brand cigarette and local tobacco Emu Twist in the country, has slammed smokers with a 50% price increase on its famous Pall Mall Blue cigarette that came into force on November 1. The unexpected price rise, which noticed smokers with surprise, found one cigarette packet now offering at $30 from … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Smartphone Apps Are Promoting Smoking, Often in Kid-Friendly Ways

The latest research posted in the journal Tobacco Control presents worrying facts that smartphone applications are an emerging element of advertising cigarettes to youth. The research, carried out in February 2012, identified 107 pro-smoking applications in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market, two biggest smartphone app stores in the world. The majority of the pro-smoking applications are free of … Continue reading

Imperial Tobacco's UK brands strengthened by pack innovation

Pack innovation In its primary data for the 12 months ended 30 September, the cigarette maker said that its new slimmer, queen-sized label L&B Profile and new GlideTec packaging – which has a small window on the front of the cigarette pack that enables the user to slide up the inner sleeve with their thumb – served to develop the … Continue reading

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Paris to crack down on cigarette butts on the street

Since smoking ban in cafes and bars was introduced in Paris five years ago, smokers began more and more throw the cigarette butts on the ground, said city officials. Bertrand Delanoë, the eco-friendly mayor, has said that approximately thousands of new public ashtrays will be established in the city. He asked as well to augment fines for throwing cigarette trash … Continue reading