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. Iraq accounts for just 5 per cent of group volumes but Imperial Tobacco, the world’s fourth-largest international tobacco maker by market share, said falling sales in the war-torn country were to blame for ...

Marlboro Nightlife Artworks

Marlboro Nightlife Artworks
Cigarette kiosks inside many Greater Cincinnati night spots contain only one brand. Small square napkins are emblazoned with a Camel or the Marlboro man. So are the matchbooks and ashtrays. Cigarette marketing targets night life KBA Marketing developed this marketing strategy for Camel as a way to combat aggressive Marlboro marketing. KBA is a lifestyle ...

Put this in your pipe and smoke it

Put this in your pipe and smoke it
The people who use electronic cigarettes do not mind looking foppish when absorbed mainly from what looks like a colorful, the tip of a pen light. For what is this newfangled “gadget” than a neutered version of its carcinogenic prototype? The Electronic cigarette that is gradually turning into the mouth of the main cities in ...

Man broke into smoke shop to steal cigarettes, spice

Man broke into smoke shop to steal cigarettes, spice
A man told police that his addiction to crack cocaine and synthetic marijuana led him to break in the door of a downtown smoke shop and steal cigarettes and fake pot known as spice, according to a report. Larry James Owens Jr. of Gainesville, who just turned 43 on Saturday, admitted that he shattered the ...

Council crackdown on Huddersfield smokers dropping litter

SIX smokers have been hit with heavy fines – for throwing cigarette ends down on Huddersfield streets. Each of them was ordered to pay at least £700 in fines and costs by Huddersfield magistrates, in the latest crackdown on littering by Kirklees Council. And the council has warned that more people will be taken to ...

Smoke-free Zone

Smoke-free Zone
Whether it be water pipes or cigarettes, smoking in public spaces is now banned in Syria – an astounding development for the country and a first for an Arab state. Alfred Hackensberger has the details. Drums beating and trumpets blaring, a band from the Revolutionary Youth Union (RYU) marches through the streets of Damascus. Their ...

Smoking opponents, please butt out

THE MASSACHUSETTS Public Health Council is expected to approve a new program requiring retailers of tobacco products to display graphic posters that show the damage that tobacco use can cause. The posters are intended to induce smokers to quit their habit. But as we rush headlong into this state-sponsored effort at behavior modification, we ought ...