Tag Archives: tobacco

Altria and Anti-Smokers Aim to Close Roll-Your-Own Shops

Roll-your-own Machines

Todd Ridge stopped smoking Camel Lights last year after taxes pushed the price to $4.60 a pack. Now he makes his own cigarettes at the Liberty Tobacco store in Archdale, North Carolina , cutting his habit’s cost in half. Over

JT tightens radioactive standards for domestic leaf tobacco


Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) has tightened the company’s allowable standard for radioactive materials in Japanese domestic leaf tobacco, from 500 becquerels per kilogram for radioactive cesium to 100 becquerels per kilogram, it was announced on March 16. JT said it

Nearly one third of all tobacco smoked in Wales avoids UK taxes


Nearly 30% of all tobacco smoked in Wales avoids UK taxes, it was claimed today. Figures from Japan Tobacco International (JTI) suggest 29% of all the tobacco smoked here is non-UK duty paid (NUKDP). Part of this is derived from

Leaf tobacco prices to rise sharply in China

The government of China’s Hunan Province is to increase its leaf tobacco purchase prices by an average of 20 per cent this year, in line with a decision by the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration covering tobacco growing throughout China. Last

Flavored Tobacco Regulations?

Do you think tobacco companies are deliberately targeting children with a new line of flavored tobacco? – Absolutely but we all know for the tobacco companies case its all about the bottom line. This is another case where parents/responsible adult(s)

France targets tobacco industry to raise cash for global health

France is considering introducing an innovative new additional tax on the tobacco industry, in an effort to reduce the number of deaths from tobacco related illnesses. It is estimated that there are 60 000 deaths a year in France from these

Tobacco dollars dry up in county

Although there is still tobacco in the fields to be picked, Robeson County growers are already calling this year’s projected harvest the worst in a long line of disappointing yields for the crop that was once their most reliable and

Most Chinese universities fail in tobacco control

Institutions of higher education have a long way to go to make their campuses smoke-free, as the latest report shows 98 percent of them have failed in tobacco control. According to a report from the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control

US inflation rises as tobacco prices surge

American companies paid higher prices for tobacco, pharmaceuticals and light motor trucks last month, driving wholesale inflation up by 0.4pc, official statistics show. Inflation in the core Producer Price Index, which excludes food and energy prices, rose for the eighth

Hurricane Irene damages tobacco crop

efore Hurricane Irene smacked his tender tobacco plants sideways, David Parker was headed for a terrific crop, maybe his best in 32 years of farming. “I’ve never had a year I didn’t make money farming, but I think this will