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James Reilly and Big Tobacco

In Australia, cigarette packs now carry the horrific images of the tumor on plain background, instead of the colorful logos. As Ireland prepares to follow suit, Suzanne Harrington wondered if it would be enough to stop the next generation getting hooked
Here are some things that a group of six and seven-year-old children said when shown the choice of product packaging, “striking”, “it makes you happy looking at it,” is a beautiful and girly, “red is my favorite color”, ” It’s funky … fantasy … like ice cubes and mint “,” it looks gorgeous, “she reminds me of a character in Tinti “, it makes you feel like you’re in Wonderland happiness. ” Read more

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Big tobacco, anti-cancer activists oppose premium hikes for smokers

February 20th, 2013 Posted in Big tobacco industry, Tobacco news Tags: ,

For all of the administrative-territorial division of the country’s health care law, one provision has managed to put the two longtime rivals on the same side.
Big tobacco companies and anti activists stood in opposition to some of the Affordable Care Act, which allows insurance companies to charge smokers, 50 percent more than in patients who did not use tobacco. Read more

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Big Tobacco’s Final Frontier

February 6th, 2013 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

For most people, Philip Morris International, Inc (NYSE: PM) is a synonym for “big tobacco” – a favorite villain of the market each.
Over the last decade, developed countries have declared all-out war against the tobacco industry. By 2012, things look grim for tobacco manufacturers, and Europe – which account for 33% of all smokers in the world – has become so entangled in its debt crisis, that people even reduce cigarette purchases. Read more

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Big tobacco lures new generation of addicts

September 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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This is a quote from an internal tobacco industry document regarding their marketing strategy: Find new young tobacco users to replace smokers who continually die prematurely of tobacco-related diseases.

What a great business to be in: the profitable business of addiction.
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Analysis And Valuation Of Big Tobacco

August 9th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

Valuation Of Big Tobacco
In this article, I take a look at Phillip Morris (PM), Altria (MO), Lorillard (LO) and Reynolds American (RAI) – the tobacco products manufacturers

My analysis of these companies is focused on the next 3 – 9 months. Typically, the farther into the future you look, the less accurate the predictions. So, I keep the time frame of my predictions or forecasts to the next 3 – 9 months. Ream more »

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Big Tobacco wins fire marshals as ally in push for flame retardants

May 14th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

former tobacco executive
The problem facing cigarette manufacturers decades ago involved tragic deaths and bad publicity, but it had nothing to do with cancer. It had to do with house fires.

Smoldering cigarettes were sparking fires and killing people. And tobacco executives didn’t care for one obvious solution: Create a fire-safe cigarette, one less likely to set a blaze. Ream more »

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Big Tobacco battles government in court

April 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Japan Tobacco International and British American Tobacco Australia today made their case in the High Court battle to determine the future of Labor’s world-first cigarette plain packaging laws.

Gavan Griffith QC, acting for Japan Tobacco which sells world-renowned, said the commonwealth had taken the only space tobacco companies had to display their trademarks. Ream more »

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Roxon sizes up lawsuit against Big Tobacco companies

December 14th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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With the former health minister already preparing for a High Court battle with tobacco companies over plain packaging legislation, Ms Roxon said yesterday she would approach state governments to “consider whether there are options” for a separate legal challenge, with the possibility of individual suits or a class action by states a real possibility.

“We are looking at options for what is an appropriate way to reduce levels of smoking in Australia and we can look at whether the tobacco companies are appropriately being held to account,” Ms Roxon said.
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Food Industry Fight Mimics War Against Big Tobacco

October 24th, 2011 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

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The public health battle against obesity may be taking a cue from the states’ victory against the tobacco industry more than a decade ago.

“The more you look at the modern food industry, the more it looks like the tobacco industry,” Stanton Glantz, PhD, director of the University of California San Francisco’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, explains in this exclusive video report.
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Lee residents prepare to battle Big Tobacco

September 27th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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John Szymanski was 11 the first time he smoked a cigarette – a filter Chesterfield Red – at the kitchen table in his childhood home in New Jersey.

His father, a butcher, and mother, a school nurse, were there, too. Neither was alarmed. But that grownup feeling he got from lighting up evolved into a two-pack-a-day habit that’s aged the Fort Myers resident beyond his 72 years. He has battled several bouts of cancer – his larynx in 1993, neck in 1999, and this year, his tongue. Ream more »

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