Discount Cigs

Danes turn to discount brands as taxes rise

The demand for discount cigarettes in Denmark is rising, according to an Esmerk Danish News story quoting the latest figures from Nielsen. Discount cigarettes, which, three years ago, accounted for about 32 per cent of total sales, now make up 47 per cent. British American Tobacco’s corporate affairs manager, Ralf Ploufmann-Olsen, was quoted as saying […]

Cuban cigar factories closed to tourists

Cuba’s cigar factories have been closed to tourists, according to a Cigar Aficionado story. Habanos, which exports all Cuban cigars, said the decision to bar tourists had been made by Tabacuba, the governing agency for Cuba’s cigar factories. Previously the Partagás, La Corona and H....

British American Tobacco mobilises workforce

British American Tobacco has embarked on a company-wide mobilisation strategy with the help of a new mobile management platform. BAT is using the Excitor DME (dynamic mobile exchange) system to help meet strict data security requirements and support the company’s business goals for mobility. The...

Eva Longoria the secret smoker stashes nicotine in her gym tracksuit

She is known to go to great lengths to avoid being photographed with a dreaded cigarette, but Eva Longoria came a cropper yesterday. Almost quite literally, as the 36-year-old’s crop sweater revealed a packet of Marlboro Lights tucked under the band of her sweat pants....