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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gallaher Tobacco anti-plain packaging ad banned

Gallaher Tobacco, the maker of such cigarette brands as Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut, has conducted a press campaign, which aimed to make the case against plain cigarette packaging, banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. A national press advertisement, produced by Big Al’s Creative Emporium, highlighted an unmarked cigarette packet. The text said: “Why make it easier for criminals … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Imperial Tobacco presents new variants to its Player’s range

On April, 15, Imperial Tobacco, a Bristol-based cigarette company, made an announcement about the introduction of two new variants to its Player's portfolio. Player’s Smooth King Size and Super King Size 19’s provide smokers with the same top quality and value for money for which Player’s is prominent.

PMI 1Q Profit Down 2pct

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International Inc declared on April 18 its profit for the first-quarter was down by about 2 percent on a lower amount of cigarettes sold.

Imperial Tobacco presents new variants of its Player's cigarettes

Imperial Tobacco is delighted to present two new variants of its Player’s cigarettes On April, 15, Imperial Tobacco, a Bristol-based cigarette company, made an announcement about the introduction of two new variants added to its Player’s portfolio. From mid-April Player’s Smooth will be sold in convenience stores in King Size and Super King Size 19s, showing the increasing popularity of … Continue reading

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cigarette Prices and Cigarette Taxes by State

Cigarette prices vary from state to state. That is related to the individual tax that is put on cigarettes by each state. The average retail price of a cigarette pack in the U.S. is $5.51. See here the cigarette tax for each state.

Top reasons to buy cigarettes online

See the top reasons why you should buy cigarettes online and not at retail or convenience stores!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Japan Tobacco bought a leading hookah tobacco company

Earlier in March this year, Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI) declared that the JT Group has finalized the buying of Al Nakhla Tobacco Company S.A.E. and Al Nakhla Tobacco Company The buying was declared in the Company’s November 16, 2012 declaration, “JT to buy a leading hookah tobacco company.” Nakhla is one of the major producers of hookah tobacco around the … Continue reading

Friday, April 12, 2013

Japan Tobacco celebrates Camel Centenary


Japan Tobacco International will start celebrating Camel 100th Anniversary in Latin America this month.

The most popular and best-selling cigarette brands for women


Most remarkable are the women cigarette brands: these female-targeted cigarettes are long, extra-slim, low-tar, and light-colored.

Balotelli caught smoking on train to Fiorentina match

AC Milan are set to fine Mario Balotelli after the striker was caught smoking in a train toilet on Saturday en route to Florence for the club's clash with Fiorentina on Sunday morning.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Russia may ban Wikipedia over article on smoking pot

Wikipedia may soon be banned from the Russian Internet thanks to an article about smoking pot that's run afoul of Kremlin censors. The ban would be legal under the country's 2012 Internet blacklist law, which gives the government power to block sites it deems harmful to children or that promote drugs or suicide.

A spokesman for Roskomnadzor, the government Internet watchdog group, confirmed to RT that Wikipedia has been put on notice that its "cannabis smoking" article has been added to the government blacklist. Sites supposedly have 24 hours to remove an article once notified or face a blanket ban throughout Russia. As of this writing, the article still exists, and there are no reports Wikipedia has been banned in the country.

Indeed, it seems Wikipedia has long been on the blacklist, and nothing has been done about it. The Roskomnadzor spokesman told RT ten of the encyclopedia's articles are on the list, but wouldn't elaborate on which ones.

He added: "We shall do everything in our power to prevent [closure]… one of the objectives we set for ourselves is to protect, as much as we can, the law-abiding users of the Internet, as well those resources that happen to be under the same IP address as the banned page."

The Russian Wikipedia blacked out in July 2012 to protest the controversial censorship law, which was ultimately passed. While Wikimedia is refusing to back down, foreign companies doing business in Russia are playing along. On April 1, Facebook removed a Russian language page promoting suicide after receiving a similar threat from Roskomnadzor. (Facebook later claimed it removed the page of its own accord because it violated the site's terms of service.)

It's a strange week for Wikipedia, which seems to be butting heads with overzealous governments around the world. Over the weekend, France's domestic intelligence service marched one of Wikipedia's French volunteers to its headquarters and demanded he delete an article about a military installation or face prison time. He complied, but volunteers elsewhere later restored it.

Courtney Love in NJOY e-cigarette ad

 Courtney Love appeared in a provocative advertisement

Pictures of make-up free Kate Moss smoking and dancing outside restaurant

 Kate Moss was spotted dancing and smoking outside restaurant recently

Carine Roitfeld forgot her promise not to use cigarettes in shoots


Carine Roitfeld Breaks Statement to ‘Never Use a Cigarette’ in Latest CR Fashion Book Editorial

Monday, April 8, 2013

Different types of cigarettes use different types of tobacco

Caused by the diverse conditions in the different tobacco growing regions, tobacco leaves differ in size, thickness, colour, and flavour. Factors like the environment, the leaf’s position on the stalk, harvesting, drying, handling and processing, all have an effect on the quality of the leaf and finally the smoking product. The sugar and nicotine proportions of the leaf charge to … Continue reading

Friday, April 5, 2013

Types of Tobacco Products

There are a lot of types of tobacco products. However, some of them are unknown to many people. Let’s see the most popular types of tobacco products among smokers.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Fight against tobacco branding and smoking

In December 2012, Australia introduced ban on tobacco branding becoming the first country to launch plain cigarette packaging According to its plain-packaging law, all cigarettes are offered for sale in standardised, drab-coloured packs with graphic pictures of tobacco-related illnesses on the front and back. Under its supporters, pictures of rotted lungs and charred teeth are not the pictures Marlboro Man … Continue reading