Film-makers fume over anti-smoking diktat

MUMBAI: The decision of the censor board to ask the producers of Agneepath to run an anti-smoking scroll for the Chikni Chameli song has not gone down well with the industry. Many feel it is curbing their creative freedom and the producers’ body is planning to write to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) […]


Lorillard Doesn’t Need Merger to Reward Investors

Lorillard Inc., the subject of takeover speculation for more than three years, doesn’t need to combine with another tobacco producer to reward shareholders, Chief Executive Officer Murray Kessler said. “It would be a high hurdle for somebody to come in” and acquire Lorillard, Kessler, 52,...

Philip Morris International Is Still Looking Like A Good Investment

Shareholders of Philip Morris International (PM) have had a lot to be happy about over the last year. In the latest reported quarter, Q3 2011, the company’s net income surged by 30.5% from the prior-year quarter. The company’s operating income and free cash flow showed...

Adele seen smoking after throat surgery

Adele has reportedly been seen puffing despite recently undergoing throat surgery. The British singing sensation is apparently struggling to kick her habit, according to Life & Style. The 23-year-old had microsurgery to remove a benign polyp from her vocal cords two months ago which forced...

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Chinese Love “China Love” Cigarettes

Shanghai Tobacco Group Co. – a top Chinese cigarette manufacturer – has taken it one step further, with billboards for their tobacco product proclaiming “Love China”. The slogan is a play on one variation of the word “China” in Chinese : “Chunghwa”, which is also...

Cigarettes are Safer than Electronic Cigarettes?

That’s been both the indirect and direct claim of a number of anti-smoking organisations and individuals. When considering these allegations it is worth remembering how extreme some of these organisations are. For example, ASH in the States has recently claimed that third hand smoke (meeting...

Australian government has the tobacco habit

The Australian government, which recently passed ‘plain packaging’ legislation in respect of cigarettes, is investing in the tobacco industry through its multibillion-dollar Future Fund, according to a story by Clancy Yeats for the Sydney Morning Herald. The Future Fund, which was set up by the...