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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 […]

Sustain Legal Tobacco Industry

Written on May 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm, by

Kingsley Wheaton, British American Tobacco’s Group Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, has stated that if governments, the world over, do not ensure that they maintain a legal tobacco industry, people will patronise black market sources for cigarettes to smoke and deny governments of taxes. In a release issued recently following this year’s ‘World No […]

World No Tobacco Day

Written on May 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm, by

Every year on May 31, the world stops to reflect on the millions of lives lost to tobacco use around the world and the one billion set to lose their lives to tobacco use this century unless current trends are reversed. Uganda already has AIDS and malaria to worry about and yet a perfectly preventable […]

Tobacco tax is one more damper on the recovery

Written on May 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm, by

Increasing taxes at a time when Florida’s businesses and consumers are already strained is not a sound policy decision. President Obama has released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget, and he plans to raise the tax on cigarettes from $1.01 to $1.95 per pack. Additionally, Congress has introduced legislation to increase the federal excise tax rate […]