The industry uses these profits to resist measures being taken by governments all across the world to cut smoking and deaths from smoking. Read more
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
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
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
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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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 »
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 »
Gavan Griffith QC, acting for Japan Tobacco which sells world-renowned topcigarettes.biz/camel-cigarettes, said the commonwealth had taken the only space tobacco companies had to display their trademarks. Ream more »
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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“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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