Tag Archives: Tobacco companies

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.

Studios set example with fewer scenes of actors smoking

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

The unstoppable march of the tobacco giants

More than half a century after scientists uncovered the link between smoking and cancer – triggering a war between health campaigners and the cigarette industry – big tobacco is thriving. Despite the known catastrophic effects on health of smoking, profits

HRW says Philip Morris Tackling Kazakh Labor Abuse

U.S. tobacco company Philip Morris International has made provisional steps in ameliorating the operating conditions of manual workers on its suppliers’ farms in Kazakhstan, Human Rights Watch said on May, 12. Charges that Philip Morris derived a profit from child

Big Tobacco Threatens to Slash Prices in Australia

Tuesday the tobacco companies threatened to reduce the cigarettes’ price if Australia intends to launch plain packaging with the warning that people will die of smoking. On April 2011, Australia decided to release cigarettes in drab olive-green packets plastered with

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

Chesterfield Cigarettes

Chesterfield is a cigarette brand manufactured by Philip Morris International since 1873. These cigarettes are named for the Chesterfield County in the state of Virginia. “Chester” was produced since 1873 by Drummond Tobacco. After 1898 the company was acquired by

British authorities oblige tobacco companies to change to black-and-white cigarette packs

The Health Minister of Great Britain, Andy Burnham, unveiled a ten-year plan for tobacco control. The UK government intends to oblige tobacco companies to remove brand logos from the packaging of cigarettes in order to leave only black-and-white packs with

Smoking Ban on Penang Hill

The Consumers Association of Penang were glad to find out that the state government wants to turn Penang Hill into a nonsmoking area and that Hill will work with the Health Ministry to enact this law. The only matter is

The Updated Line of «ESSE» Cigarettes

The value of “ESSE” brand can not be overestimated for the development of Russian market of thin cigarettes. Appearing in Russia in 2003, these cigarettes are just blew “sleeping” segment of Slims / Superslims, opening a new opportunity for fans