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Cigars from the Dominican Republic and the U.S. embargo against Cuba

If you are a U.S. citizen, an American, and you do not have the privilege to enjoy the Cuban Havana, the Dominican Republic is your next best place for first-class cigars. This is where I went on business last month, and I found a few minutes to visit a local shop “Hecho Mano” (hand-rolled) diversity. The prices were much cheaper than in North America, and ranged from $ 5 to $ 25 for the Dominican Superstar, Arturo Fuente Fuente Opus X by Arturo Fuente family, who call themselves the “Reigning Family premium cigars.” I bought two; as you need to share one discuss the experience of smoking Rolls Royce of cigars. Before light it, the smell of the shell and filling separately. Read more

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Imperial Tobacco earnings rise eight percent

October 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

economy-brand cigarettes
The British firm, which sells over 340 billion cigarettes annually of brands such as Davidoff, Gauloises, JPS and West, on Tuesday said adjusted earnings rose to 201.0 pence a share for the year to end-September, ahead of a company-compiled consenus of 199.6 pence.

It raised the annual dividend by 11 percent to 105.6 pence a share, boosting its payout ratio from earnings to 52.5 percent. Ream more »

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Tobacco Tax on the Up Again

October 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

tobacco excise increases
On October 16th parliament passed the Customs and Excise (Tobacco Products-Budget Measures) Amendment Bill, approving an annual 10 percent increases to excise duties on tobacco products for the years from 2013 to 2016.

Explaining the need to raise the excise duties, the Associated Health Minister Tariana Turia said that “…smoking continues to be by far New Zealand’s single leading cause of avoidable death and disease,” and “…these tobacco excise increases will save lives. Ream more »

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Tobacco packaging: Call to scrutinise lobby groups’ claims

October 11th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

removal of tobacco retail
American lobby groups condemning the Government’s bid for plain packaging on cigarettes are attempting to muddy the debate and their arguments should be scrutinised, a marketing professor says.

At least two US lobby groups have backed claims by British American Tobacco (BAT) in a campaign costing hundreds of thousands of dollars that there is no evidence plain packaging will reduce smoking.
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Revised tobacco taxes: Bane or blessing?

October 8th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

Revised tobacco tax
Asthma is no walk in the park. I’ve been having some very annoying asthma attacks over the past few months—no thanks to the ridiculously erratic weather and the countless smoke-befogged boardrooms and offices I’ve had to endure lately. And the doctor gave me a choice between the beach or my room. Ream more »

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BAT explores alternatives as cigarette market dips

October 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

alternatives as cigarette
BRITISH American Tobacco (BAT), the JSE’s largest listing with a market capitalisation of R878bn, is investing £100m to develop a series of smoking alternatives as tobacco bans and higher taxes persuade smokers to quit the habit.

Speaking to the Financial Times yesterday, BAT CE Nicandro Durante said the company was looking at lower-risk alternatives to traditional cigarettes such as noncombustible cigarettes, which heat tobacco rather than burn it, and nicotine inhalers. Ream more »

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Fiji: Cigarette prices go up

September 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

Cigarette prices go up
HE prices of cigarettes in Fiji have gone up as of September 12.

Confirming this to The Fiji Times, British American Tobacco Fiji Limited corporate and regulatory affairs manager Rajeshwar Singh said the increase was because of an increase in the company’s manufacturing cost.
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Gowda advises tobacco growers against distress sale

September 13th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Wednesday appealed to tobacco growers of the State not to panic and resort to distress sale of their produce, yielding to pressure from merchants.

Addressing reporters here, Gowda said with the Tobacco Board deciding to postpone e-auctioning, farmers were forced to sell their produce to merchants from places like Guntur at a much lower price. Ream more »

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