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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

British American Tobacco Better Poised for Long-Term Growth

Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, has shown a persistent dividend income over a period of time compared to Imperial Tobacco that has been persistently cutting its dividends to hold cash to increase its descendent trending operations. The tobacco company has shown a great increase in its income due to growth in snus and fine-cut tobacco and besides this … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PSY: I live off of Korean vodka and cigarettes

 "Gangnam Style" phenom Psy refers to Korean vodka as his "best friend" and reveals much more about his drinking habits in a candid interview with Britain's Sunday Times. "If I'm happy, I'm drinking. If I'm sad, I'm drinking. If it's raining, I'm drinking. If it's sunny, I'm drinking. If it's hot, I'm drinking. If it's cold, I'm drinking," Psy tells the Times.

In fact, the only time Psy isn't drinking, he says, is when he's hung over, which to be fair, Psy admits is "a lot" of the time. And oh yeah, the interview also reveals that Psy smokes cigarettes incessantly.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Philip Morris Strengthens its Presence in Emerging Markets

Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco are top cigarette makers in the world. In the last quarter of 2013, the implementation of anti-tobacco laws which restrict cigarette usage along with sagging demand for cigarettes because of economic crisis reduced profits for major tobacco makers. However, in these conditions British American Tobacco managed to stay ahead of both … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tobacco Use in The UK

Tobacco was first introduced into the UK in the 16th century when it was commonly smoked in pipes by men.

Mass consumption of tobacco started with the invention of cigarettes in the latter part of the 19th century.

By 1919 tobacco was mostly being sold as cigarettes. Consumption of cigarettes, generally confined to men, rose steadily to peak in 1945 at 12 per adult male per day.

In 1948, when smoking surveys began, 82% of men in the UK were smokers. Smoking prevalence fell rapidly between the 1970s and 1990s after which it has continued a slow decline.

Speaking to journalists in London, West said the long-term reduction in smoking showed no sign of coming to an end.

"We don't see that happening in England," he said. "The decline now is between about 0.5 and one percentage point a year, which is a pretty decent rate. There's no evidence that it's plateauing."

He added that government policies such as raising tobacco pricing, mass media campaigns and services to help smokers quit "definitely" played a role in cutting tobacco consumption.

Each measure on its own might have a relatively small effect but together their impact was significant, said West.

He warned there was no room for complacency, as had been seen in France where no attempt was made to follow up a big hike in tobacco prices. Smoking rates dropped sharply for a time, but then prevalence started to rise again.

"You definitely need to keep bearing down on it," West added.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Quitting Smoking Effects on the Body

Smoking tobacco on a regular basis is a habit which causes addiction. A smoker does not get addicted at once, it takes some time to get addicted to nicotine. When he tries to quit smoking, nicotine withdrawal symptoms do appear and it makes quitting smoking quite difficult. Smoker experiences these symptoms also when he reduces the number of cigarettes he … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow admits smoking one cigarette a week

Gwyneth Paltrow smokes one cigarette a week.

The famously health conscious star admitted she can't fully give up smoking but says she would never have a cigarette in front of her children, Apple, nine, and son Moses, seven.

She told the August issue of Good Housekeeping magazine: "'I smoke one cigarette a week. The girlfriends I smoke with know about it, but I would never do it in front of my kids."

Gwyneth also opened up about her family life, calling the children her "best achievement" and admitting marrying their father, Chris Martin, was her "best decision to date".

She said: "I was really lucky to have two healthy children, and I enjoy the process of raising them and watching these amazing human beings start to come out and be themselves."

The 40-year-old actress also revealed she is never happier than when spending time with her family.

She said: "(My best Saturday morning would be) sleeping in and then having a really lazy day with the family, cooking, laughing and hanging out."

Monday, July 15, 2013

Lorillard Announced About Results Conference Call

Lorillard is going to conduct a conference call for analysts and investors. The conference will take place on July 25 from 09.00 hours, after it has declared its second-quarter 2013 results. The conference call will be held by David H. Taylor, Executive Vice President, Finance and Planning, and CFO and Murray S. Kessler, Chairman, President and CEO. The conference call … Continue reading