July 27th, 2011 00:00

NTA Assists Tobacco Growers Nationwide

Recently the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) launched an allocation of over 20 million in production assistance to tobacco growers nationwide.NTA spokesman Edgardo Zaragoza declared that the distribution of production assistance that launched in July 1 will help 1,484 farmers La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Abra, a ...

July 12th, 2011 00:00

Lorillard Profits Might Fall if Menthol Cigarettes Are Prohibited

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to make an announcement about whether sales of menthol cigarettes must be stopped.Lorillard is the main company at risk, it produces Newport brand, the top seller in menthol category, which accounts for 35% market share. Newport is also the № 2 cigarette brand in the U.S. that comprises ...

June 27th, 2011 00:00

Cigarette Price in Spain Slashes Imperial Tobacco Revenues by £100m

Cash-starved Spanish tobacco uses are trying to cut expenses on cigarettes – giving rise to a furious price war among leading tobacco companies. Imperial Tobacco has encountered £100 Million revenue drop resulting from the stiff price competition, tax hikes and smoking ban, implemented in Spain this year.Imperial Tobacco, which is the ...

May 26th, 2011 00:00

New Cigarette Brands: Chesterfield, Calisto, Marlboro, JPS RYO

The leading tobacco companies each day are trying to attract and surprise their customers with new and more sophisticated cigarette brands. Philip Morris is launching its new variant of Chesterfield brand for those who want to feel authentic.Produced using the premium quality Virginia blend tobaccos, there are three variants in the Ches ...

May 16th, 2011 00:00

Bulgaria Will Privatize its Cigarette Company

Emil Karanikolov, the chief of Bulgaria’s Agency for Privatization stated that the deal soon will be finalized. “We can’t declare that the main thing in this privatization deal will be the price. I suppose that Bulgartabac would have been privatized a long time ago,” Karanikolov stated. Karanikolov also added that ...

May 3rd, 2011 00:00

Discussions rise over New Hampshire tobacco tax

According to Brian Gottlob, a Dover-based senior economist, the PolEcon Research findings question statements that New Hampshire revenues would improve following a reduction in the excise taxes on tobacco products.Gottlob performed an analysis of New Hampshire sales of tobacco products and tax changes during the last decade and potential ...

April 19th, 2011 00:00

Philip Morris International Awarded Its CEO with $20.6M

Philip Morris International Inc., the world’s largest cigarette manufacturer, gave its CEO Louis Camilleri a reward valued at more than $20.6 million in fiscal 2010, below 16% from fiscal 2009, according to Associated Press. The pay package came in the year when the seller of popular Marlboro and other brands overseas faced its net ...

April 7th, 2011 00:00

Menthol Cigarettes Not Riskier than Regular Cigarettes

The tobacco manufacturers dispute that menthol cigarettes are not more dangerous than regular cigarettes and shouldn’t be controlled differently by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The federal agency is planning to prohibit menthol cigarettes that makes then different from regular smokes. A lot of health experts and FDA advis ...

March 31st, 2011 00:00

Rollies are More Addictive than Regular Cigarettes

According to a study roll-your-own cigarettes are more addictive than those produced in a tobacco factory. The New Zealand study is based on research findings, which demonstrate that these cheaper cigarettes are potentially more dangerous.Rollies’ potentially higher addictiveness is caused due to their higher nicotine and tar conte ...

March 24th, 2011 00:00

Tobacco Brand Preferences

Cigarettes Preferences:Ninety-nine percent of all cigarettes sold in the United States are filtered.Cigarette brands that yield approximately 1–6 mg of tar by machine testing conducted by the Federal Trade Commission are generally called “ultra-light.” Those with approximately 6–15 mg of tar are called “light,” ...

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