Tobacco Plant

World Tobacco Atlas rings alarm bells for India

NEW DELHI: Expanse of tobacco cultivation in India is large enough to house over 4.81 lakh soccer fields. Tobacco is grown in 124 countries, occupying 3.8 million hectares of agricultural land. Tobacco...
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Duty Free cigarettes

Officials want Russian duty free to cut cheap ciggies

Russian public health officials are up in arms against tobacco sales both at home and abroad. They are pushing for legislation banning duty free shops from selling cigarettes. Russia may become the first...
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Reynolds American Inc.

R.J. Reynolds Loses Bid to Fight Smoker’s Verdict in High Court

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review a $28.3 million wrongful death verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., declining to consider legal questions that may affect thousands of similar cases by smokers...
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Smoking Movies

Tobacco companies getting creative

The Philippine health department saw through the unbelievably numerous scenes depicting smoking in the movie, “Manila Kingpin: The Untold Story of Asiong Salonga.” It is, an agency official...
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Danielle Hayes

Danielle Hayes kicks cigarette habit

She used to get Mongrel Mob members to buy cigarettes when she was just nine, but now television modelling celebrity Danielle Hayes is celebrating kicking a 12-year habit. The 21-year-old, who described...
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Cigarettes in Ashtray

Most restaurant guests in Sofia and Plovdiv ‘oppose full smoking ban’

Seventy per cent of those polled in a survey commissioned by a hospitality industry association in Plovdiv said that they opposed the planned full ban on smoking in restaurants, due to take effect in Bulgaria...
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Flavored cigarettes

Brazil to ban flavored cigarettes, including menthol

Brazil is to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, across the country, according to a GlobalPost story. The Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Anvisa – National...
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Filtered Cigarillos

Cigars, Cigarillos & Little Cigars

Over the last decade, cigarette consumption has declined, while sales of cigarillos and little cigars have increased dramatically – particularly among young adults. Despite their growth in popularity,...
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Cigarette Shop

Plain tobacco packs ‘could have huge impact on stores’

Retailers are being urged to back a campaign against the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products, with a consultation on the proposal set to start later this month, according to today’s...
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Altria PMI

Altria and Philip Morris Lead Tobacco Stocks Higher

Tobacco stocks have been on an incredible run as of late. Five Star Equities examines investing opportunities in the tobacco industry and provides equity research on Altria Group, Inc.  and Philip Morris...
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