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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tobacco group Altadis cuts staff, sales up in smoke

Written on June 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm, by

Franco-Spanish tobacco group Altadis announced Wednesday it will axe nearly 10 percent of its staff in Spain as cigarette sales slump in the face of no-smoking bans and a booming black market in the recession-hit country. Altadis, an offshoot of British-based Imperial Tobacco, will shed 114 of its 1,400 employees in Spain, mostly through early […]

Flavored Tobacco Ban In NY Convenience Stores? Cancer Society Says Products Aimed At Kids

Written on June 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm, by

They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the American Cancer Society says the little cigars and packages of loose tobacco are aimed at kids and are just as deadly as cigarettes. The American Cancer Society is pushing to make New York the […]