NON-branded cigarette packets have been a resounding success in Australia and should be introduced in the UK “without delay”, a leading cancer charity has said. 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
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
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
Plain packaging really makes smoking less sexy, says a new study.
Australian researchers have found that plain packaging also increases the desire to quit tobacco, according to Australian researchers.
So far, Australia is the only country in the world to introduce plain brown packaging is accompanied by a graphic health warning on the front of all tobacco products. Read more
Pressure is growing on UK Prime Minister David Cameron over his dumping of measures to make smoking less attractive.
Jeremy Hunt, Minister of Health of Great Britain, is facing questions in the Commons about how the policy to follow the lead of Australia and impose plain packaging on cigarette manufacturers has been left until after the next election.
MPs yesterday they interrogate why the minutes of a meeting between officials and a tobacco company associated with top Mr. Cameron’s top political adviser had not yet been released. Read more
DAVID O Doherty’s 2013 tour entitled Seize the David O’Doherty sees him traveling the breadth of the country once again.
Recent public statements O’Doherty created an ambiguous persona for the Irish comedian. On the one hand, appearing on mainstream panel shows such as eight out of 10 cats at a time in America to be brought into line with the new alternative comedy scene is headed by Stuart Lee. O’Doherty shows often see him perform comic songs by allying it with the musical comedy boom of the late 2000s. Read more
The curtain fell on the 2013 flue-cured tobacco in the season last week with nearly 190 million dollars going into the pockets of farmers.
With more than 82% of small producers being who benefited from the land reform, there has been been tremendous change in the communal and small-scale agricultural areas, as farmers are reaping the benefits of tobacco products. Farmers in all sectors were largely economically empowered as more and more abandoned less profitable crops to tobacco. Read more