Rothmans International plc was a British tobacco manufacturer. Its brands included Rothmans, Players and Dunhill. Its business was strongest in Europe, and it specialised in premium brands. Read more
Labor has received payments from the controversial tobacco giant Philip Morris and an industry pressure group lobbying against plain packaging for cigarettes.
Philip Morris has hired a prominent stall in the exhibition hall at the annual Labour Party conference in Brighton, the cost is run to several thousand pounds.
Labor agreed to sell exhibition space for the two organizations, despite vehemently criticized the Tories for their alleged links with the tobacco industry. Read more
Russia’s media watchdog has threatened to block Facebook in Russia if an investigation confirms social media company’s ads for smoking mixtures.
The country’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Communications has warned that it is ready to block the social media site if it finds evidence those smoking blends ads did indeed appear on the site. Read more
A federal arbitration on Tuesday dismissed the Big Tobacco to dramatically reduce the annual payment it makes to New York State under the benchmark in the industry in 1998 master settlement agreement with the state governments. Read more
Confidential documents has revealed a formidable lobbying operation that waged by a tobacco giant seeks to undermine the efforts to make cigarettes less attractive to children and women, and the power packs to perform large health warnings.
Documents obtained by the Observer show how Philip Morris International (PMI) employed 161 people to deal with the proposed tobacco products directive (TPD), the main piece of legislation, the European Union, that health campaigners say would save lives. Read more
Tobacco companies face a serious threat from the legislation that will be put to the vote in Europe next month to ban the sale of cigarettes in smaller packages, as well as flavored varieties such as menthol. Read more
What do electric chairs, water and the periodic table of elements have in common with the typical cigar smoker? Until recently, the practical answer is probably no nothing. Now that the company has formed Foundry General Cigar Tobacco Co., the fantastic, the bizarre and the experimental all take shape in the form of Foundry’s unusual and non-traditional cigars packaging. Read more
The Ministry of Health is once again holds to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), despite serious deviations from the tobacco industry. Read more