Altria reports cigarette sales down but smokeless up

Philip Morris USA’s reported domestic cigarette shipment volume for the whole of 2011, at 135.1 billion, was down by four per cent on that of 2010, primarily due to retail share losses and one less shipping...
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Many Women Smoke During Pregnancy in Marathon County

Pregnant woman smoking a cigarette Experts in Marathon County are sharing some shocking news about the number of women using tobacco during pregnancy. The data, from the Marathon County Life Report, says...
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Massachusetts Governor to Seek Hike in Cigarette Tax

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick will propose a 50 cent per pack increase in the state’s cigarette tax as part a plan to raise $260 million in new revenues for the state budget. High Cigarettes Taxes An...
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Plan to make cigarettes ‘foul tasting’

A 10-point plan that anti-smoking lobbyists in Australia submitted to the federal health department and obtained by the Courier Mail includes legislating for ‘foul tasting’ cigarettes. A burned-out...
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Is Japan’s 2020 Olympic bid going up in smoke?

Visitors to Japan are often surprised to see the kind of cigarette advertising that has long been outlawed in most countries. Ads at sporting events, in particular, seem especially out of place. At volleyball...
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Collections of Camel Lighters

Every smoker of the cigarettes brand Camel is aware of the Camel lighters collection from Zippo. Over the years there have been various Camel lighters designs meant to advertise the brand of cigarettes....
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Tobacco farmers expect Philip Morris to announce station closure

Local tobacco farmers expect bad news this week after years of shrinking sales. They’re worried Philip Morris will close a key facility in Northeast Tennessee. For decades, Greene County boasted...
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Smokers unite; you have nothing to lose but your jobs

As bans on smoking sweep the US, an increasing number of employers – primarily hospitals – are also imposing bans on smokers, according to a story by Wendy Koch for USA Today. These employers will...
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Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry on Recovery Path after Decade of Decline

The tobacco industry in Zimbabwe is on the recovery path following a decade of decline which has seen production dipping to a low of 48.8 million kilogramme in 2008 from a peak of well over 200 million...
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Christmas tobacco price ‘gift’ not quite what was wanted

More than 50,000 farmers in Migori County, Kenya, have been promised tobacco price rises, but the rises fall well short of what they had asked for, according to a Nairobi Star story relayed by Tobacco...
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