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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 […]

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 […]

County pushes for local tobacco taxes

Written on March 8, 2013 at 11:32 am, by

Oregon legislators will hear the pros and cons of higher tobacco taxes for the second time this week at a public hearing scheduled for Friday in Salem over a proposal to empower local municipalities to raise local cigarette taxes. House Bill 2870 is a top priority for Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen, who mentioned it […]

Should sugar and fat be the new tobacco?

Written on October 25, 2012 at 10:37 am, by

On Oct. 23, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) introduced its new plan for combating obesity. Based on highly successful anti-tobacco strategies, the plan would treat “obesity-causing” foods with similar measures. Sounds like a great idea… if it works. The aggressive new measures proposed by the OMA should help to improve the health of every Canadian, […]

The right way to tax tobacco

Written on October 6, 2012 at 10:39 am, by

THE ISSUE: Roll-your-own “clubs” make a mockery of everything from tax law to public health. THE STAKES: Will state government do the right thing? Here it comes, couched in an otherwise rather obtuse debate about state tax policy — one more misstatement from the people who profit from the deadly and addictive habit of cigarette […]

Massachusetts Proposes Anti-Tobacco Propaganda Where Tobacco is Sold

Written on May 11, 2012 at 10:05 am, by

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is preparing to post propaganda pictures in some 9,000 locations where tobacco is sold using a federal stimulus grant of $ 316,000 to at least partially pay to print them. That hardly contributes to job creation and economic recovery in the state, according to the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers […]

Electronic Cigarette Sales Soar in Eastern Europe

Written on May 7, 2012 at 10:07 am, by

Hungary was one of the countries recently imposing a smoking ban, with bans being implemented across all public transport, hospitals, airports, public and federal buildings in 2010. A further nationwide smoke-free law covering all public spaces including workplaces, clubs, pubs, restaurants, underpasses and public bus stops were placed in effect from January 2012. According to […]

Premium Cigar Group Girds for Maryland Tax Increase Battle

Written on April 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm, by

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association is getting ready for another battle in 2012 with tobacco prohibitionists who say they will be pushing the Maryland General Assembly to increase taxes on cigars and other tobacco products besides cigarettes. The IPCPR represents several thousand neighborhood premium cigar stores – mostly family-run, mom-and-pop operations […]

Innokin Discloses New Scientific Research on Passive Smoking

Written on March 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm, by

In order to help smokers get a clearer concept of passive smoking, electronic cigarette manufacturer Innokin spent much time finding related scientific research documents. According to the new study by Siegel and Cohn, there are more than 10,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, including over 40 known carcinogens.