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Friday, June 28, 2013

Smoking Ban Fails in Oceanside

After the law which bans patio smoking did not got motion in Oceanside for City Council to vote on it June 26, business owners will decide by themselves to permit or not smoking in patio of their restaurants and bars. Jim Wood, the mayor of Oceanside, together with Gary Felien and Jack Feller, the councilmen, said they would not support … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Smoking Cessation with “Quitter in You”

The American Lung Association together with WellPoint Inc have launched a smoking cessation campaign called “Quitter in You” to help smokers in their efforts to get rid of the habit. Thus WellPoint gave $1.5 million to the American Lung Association to support this program. The major goal of “Quitter in You” is to support people who want to quit smoking … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Five Best Cigarette Brands

New cigarette brands appear very often, but at the moment the 5 most popular brands worldwide are the following: Marlboro, Camel, Lucky Strike, Winston and Parliament. Read how and why they became the most popular cigarette brands in the world.

Three Reasons Why Obama’s Cigarette Tax Increase Has Sense

President Obama's idea to increase the national cigarette tax to spend on widened early childhood education was not taken seriously.But, there are reasons why tobacco tax increase deserves the Congress's approval.

Louisiana Refunds Market-Beating Tobacco Bonds

Louisiana is refinancing $638 million in bonds backed by tobacco company payments as such debt is beating the broader $3.7 trillion muni market this year.

This week’s sale by the Tobacco Settlement Financing Corp., which is refunding securities sold in 2001, is backed by the revenue from a 1998 settlement between cheap cigarettes companies and U.S. states to cover health-care costs resulting from smoking.

Louisiana officials approved the refinancing last month to take advantage of historically low interest rates, according to a statement from Kristy Nichols, administration division commissioner. During June, municipal-bond yields have climbed to near a two-year high as equities rallied and the Federal Reserve plotted an end to its quantitative-easing program in 2014.

“We are continuing to monitor market conditions in terms of timing and the precise amount of savings, and will proceed in a way that’s in the best interest of the state,” Michael DiResto, a Nichols spokesman, said by e-mail. “We look forward to strong investor interest in the bond sale despite the difficult market conditions these past several weeks.”

Fitch Ratings gives the debt a BBB+ grade, the best it grants on tobacco bonds and seven steps below top level securities. Fitch said it expects that even if tobacco companies enter bankruptcy, the payments to states would continue “because stopping would put them at the risk of litigation.”

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cigarette psychology

Do you want to find out what the manner you hold a cigarette means? Read this article and be informed about the meaning of various cigarette holding manners.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Golden Virginia Classic and GV Smooth to contain cut-corner papers

Imperial Tobacco is delighted to state that starting mid-June, the packs of Golden Virginia Classic and GV Smooth 25g will contain cut-corner papers. The RRP, at launch, for Golden Virginia Classic 25g and GV Smooth 25g will be unchanged, presenting existing strong margins are preserved while offering further value for the roll-your-own shopper. Imperial Tobacco’s Golden Virginia brand manager Ryan … Continue reading