Nicotine without the smoke

There are more ways to get a nicotine fix these days without sucking on a cigarette. While standbys like chewing tobacco and snuff have long been around, newer alternatives, such as dissolvable pellets and tobacco-coated sticks, offer less messy, more socially acceptable ways for nicotine-addicted users to get what they need. For tobacco companies pinched […]

Ferrari extends Philip Morris deal to 2015

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari’s Formula One team has extended its longtime sponsorship deal with Philip Morris International through the end of 2015. A tobacco sponsorship ban in F1 that began six years ago has prevented Ferrari from displaying the Marlboro brand on its cars....

Bulgarian tobacco

3 Tobacco Giants Eye Bulgaria’s Bulgartabac

Three top-notch investors have purchased public procurement documents for the bid to privatize Bulgaria’s cigarette maker Bulgartabac. The news was reported by the Bulgarian daily Trud (Labor), cited by Dnes.bg. The deadline to purchase the documents was Thursday, 5:30 pm. The three are said to...

Imperial Tobacco warns price war to hit Spanish profits

Imperial Tobacco (LSE: IMT.L – news) warned a cigarette price war in Spain would reduce profits from the country. Last last month the world’s fourth-largest cigarette group said it had slashed prices in Spain to match cuts by rival Philip Morris International, citing the drop...

BREAKING NEWS: Tobacco commission report aired

A study by the General Assembly’s investigative arm says Virginia’s Tobacco Commission signed off on millions of dollars in economic development projects with little or nothing to show for them in the state’s poorest region. But the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission also found...

Virginia Tobacco Commission Responds To Audit

A recent audit found the Virginia Tobacco Commission approved some projects with little analysis and that some commissioners are often lax in pressing applicants for economic development details. We spoke with the head of the Commission to see what he thought of that statement. “It...

Spanish cigarette price war burns £100m hole in Imperial profits

Cash-strapped Spanish smokers have cut back – sparking fierce price competition among manufacturers Imperial Tobacco is facing a £100m profits hit as a result of a cigarette price war, tax increases and a smoking ban in Spain. Imperial, which is the world’s fourth-largest tobacco company...

Smoking Ban Reduces Emergency Room Admissions

Workplace smoking bans are gaining ground globally, and one study has shown that they may have significant health effects. The study, conducted by researchers in Dublin, found that emergency room admissions due to respiratory illness dropped significantly in Ireland after the implementation of a workplace...