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
In one, Philip Morris Asia Australia accused of violating the 1993 bilateral trade agreement between Hong Kong and Australia. Such agreements, known as investor-state contracts allow foreign investors to bring themselves to arbitration for damages against a country.
The case is pending arbitration of the UN Commission on International Trade Law.
In the other, Ukraine, Honduras and the Dominican Republic at the beginning of this year have brought their problems facing the World Trade Organization. Read more
While some tobacco and other farmers are still measuring the extent of their losses, and trying to save what they can, following the June and July deluge, Sampson County Cooperative Extension Service estimates half of the tobacco region may be lost.
Sampson County Cooperative Extension Director Eileen Coite said that the expansion of the estimated 30-50% loss for the tobacco crop in Sampson, which is consistently ranked as the most profitable of the state. Coite said she had spoken with the Cooperative Extension Agent Wayne Batten, student field crops, and predicted that at least a third of the crop could not be saved due to drowning. Read more
Companies vying for a share of the fast-growing business of electronic cigarettes are reviving decades of marketing tactics that the tobacco industry has used in the past for generations of Americans on regular smokes. Read more
I was a NYPD cop for 16 years – worked undercover vice and violence in the family taught behavioral science at the academy and supervised in the community policing, all main in the South Bronx and Manhattan North. I started as a beat cop and rose through the ranks, retiring recently as a lieutenant. Read more