Imperial Tobacco held back by falling sales in Iraq

Imperial Tobacco’s otherwise good results in the past three quarters were held back by the deteriorating political and security situation in Iraq.

The Worlds’ Fourth Cigarette Giant Raised Yearly Dividend by 10%

Imperial Tobacco, the world’s fourth giant cigarette producer, has raised its entire year dividend by 10% even with volumes decreasing by 7%.

Cigarette Taxes and Tobacco Farmers in Japan

Cigarette Taxes and Tobacco Farmers in Japan

The tobacco industry generates the Japanese government about $19 billion per year in taxes, practically 3 % of the government’s entire earnings.

E-cigarettes may lead to explosions, fires

E-cigarettes may lead to explosions, fires

A 17-year-old boy was holding an e-cigarette inside his Anaheim Hills home when it blew to bits. The fragments burned a hole in the wall and carpet. The teenager suffered cuts and burns to his hand.

Utah counties adopt rules for e-cigarettes

Utah counties adopt rules for e-cigarettes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More and more Utah counties are enacting regulations to govern the sale and manufacture of increasingly popular e-cigarettes and keep them out of the hands of children.

Banning Candy And Soda On Top Of Cigarettes

Banning Candy And Soda On Top Of Cigarettes

NEW YORK — When CVS made the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in February, it was a pretty radical move. But the company almost went further. CVS also considered scrapping soda and candy, chief executive Larry Merlo revealed on Thursday.

Debate Over E-Cigarettes Lights Up

The debate over the safety of e-cigarettes, and whether they will help smokers to quit, or simply make it easier for them to start or continue lighting up, heated up this week.