Leaf perspectives

Antonio Abrunhosa, Chief Executive of the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA), on the difficulties experienced by tobacco farmers in changing to other crops in reality, a far cry from how easy Tobacco Control thinks the issue is. A prominent thinker from the 19th century once stated that when reality is evicted through the door, it […]

‘Draconian’ Cigarette Ad Law One of the World’s Toughest

Cigarette advertising – in nearly any form or media – will be completely banned, if the Health Ministry has its way. The Ministry on Wednesday published a “memorandum of law” (tazkir chok) – a document distributed to the public by a government office in advance...

Is Altria Blowing Smoke?

The United States’ most dominant cigarette company reported second-quarter results earlier this week that did little to ease investors’ worries amid increasing legislation and anti-smoking campaigns. Altria (NYSE: MO ) , most famous for its Marlboro brand that still commands 42.6% of U.S. cigarette share,...

Latest Cigarette Market Trends

Latest Cigarette Market Trends in Review

People use tobacco to chew, snuff or smoke. Of course smoking is the most widespread way. Cigars, cigarillos, smoking pipes and – yep – cigarettes. Over 80 percent of all tobacco grown in the world is used to produce cigarettes. Prior to 1990 the demand...

What Designer Cigarette Is Right For You?

Fashion offers a lot of glamorous ways to die: heart failure from malnourishment, scarf strangulation in a moving car and even insanity caused by toxic eye makeup. But for now we’re going to focus on fashion cigarettes. The fashion blogosphere has recently latched onto images of...

Cigarettes Manufacturers

In the modern times the industry was predominated by American manufacturers since most of the tobacco was grown in the US. However, since the late 60s early 70s USA lost its grip on the market welcoming manufacturers from other countries. Philip Morris International (Altria Group)...

Link to Alex Perry pledges to quit smoking

Alex Perry pledges to quit smoking

Fashion designer Alex Perry is among 2000 Australian smokers expected to quit the habit soon, but it has nothing to do with cigarette packaging becoming less glamorous. The Australian says that up until two weeks ago, he lit up about 20 smokes a day, a...