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Big tobacco groups fear spread of plain packaging


Health campaigners are pushing for tobacco companies to package their cigarettes in plain packs displaying the product name in a standard typeface and with graphic health warnings as a way of discouraging youngsters from taking up smoking.   Australia aims

Equity Research on Altria Group Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc.

Altria PMI

Though regulations continue to tighten and growth in established markets has somewhat stalled, cigarette companies such as Altria Group Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. carry on generating revenues. Emerging markets now offer bigger opportunities for growth, though in developed

Japan Tobacco to Pay $450 Million for Sudan Cigarette Maker

Japan Tobacco Inc. agreed to pay $450 million for a cigarette maker operating in Sudan and oil- rich South Sudan, which gained independence this month after a rebellion that lasted almost 50 years. Haggar Cigarette & Tobacco Factory Ltd. controls

Murdoch’s ties to Big Tobacco

Rupert Murdoch’s phone-hacking problems have been all over the news in recent days, but it wasn’t too long ago his media properties were providing a supportive environment for Big Tobacco that went largely unreported. Murdoch’s connection to Philip Morris Co.

Smoking in Movies Drops

Three film companies have drastically reduced smoking in their movies aimed at children and teens, thanks in part to their policies to reduce on-screen tobacco use, a new study says. Over the past five years, scenes involving tobacco dropped from

‘Hangover II’ Monkey’s Not Hooked On Cigs

WASHINGTON (CNN) — An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been charged with a variety of crimes he allegedly committed while on the job, including selling cigarettes that were part of undercover tobacco investigations, according

Reynolds’ volumes down but share holds up

R.J. Reynolds’ domestic-market cigarette volume of 17.2 billion was down by 5.2 % during the first quarter of 2011. Total growth brand volume reached 7.7 % to 9.8 billion, resulting from a 16.0 % increase to 5.1 billion in sales

Production of New Cigarette Packs with Awesome Inscriptions Starts from June, 26

“New requirements of technical regulations take effect from Saturday, June 26. Now cigarette packs will contain awesome inscriptions on the dangers of smoking”, reports the media office of Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation. From

Cigarette Advertising

Cigarettes are the most heavily advertised product in the U.S. The tobacco companies spend 4 billion dollars a year or 11 million dollars a day to try to get people to buy cigarettes. Every day the tobacco industry is fighting

Tobacco cos. make payments under state settlement

AP:RICHMOND, Va.) The nation’s top cigarette companies said Friday they have made their payments as part of the 25-year settlement in which some cigarette makers are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. The Richmond-based maker of Marlboro, Virginia Slims