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[Asia, China] Cigarette sales tick downward in Beijing

The number of cigarettes sold in Beijing last year decreased by 8 percent year-on-year, the biggest decline in recent years, according to a report on population health released by the Beijing municipal government on Wednesday. Among people age 15 or old
China Daily (cn)
added Jul 27, 2017 20:37
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Kretek Becomes Exclusive Distributor of Fantasia Products

Kretek International Inc., the nation’s largest importer, marketer and distributor of specialty tobacco products, will expand its portfolio on Aug. 1, 2017 to become the exclusive distributor of Fantasia products in the United States. Known for manufactu
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jul 27, 2017 20:36
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Minneapolis Menthol Vote Imminent

After two hours of public testimony, the Minneapolis City Council announced it would delay voting on an ordinance restricting the sale of menthol, mint and wintergreen tobacco products to Wednesday, Aug. 2. The delay came after a council member left the c
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 27, 2017 20:36
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[Minnesota] BRIANT: Fighting Menthol Bans / NATO’s Briant on why Minneapolis ordinance needs to be defeated

This means that the potential sales loss at an average convenience store is so large that there is a real risk that these retail stores will not be able to remain profitable. It is just not economically feasible from a business-model perspective to remai
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 27, 2017 20:35
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[Minnesota] C-Store Retailers Take Their Fight to City Hall

“This ban on the sale of menthol tobacco products is the last straw for us,” said Clay Lambert, owner of convenience store Metro Petro, during a press conference in the Minneapolis City Hall. “We would like to expand our business into other neighborhoods
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 27, 2017 20:34
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[UK] Doctors should give smokers a CT scan of their lungs to encourage them to give up the deadly habit, study advises

The scare tactic may allows smokers to receive an early detection of lung cancer / A new British trial found this method was twice as effective at helping them quit / Tobacco is linked to 17 types of cancer, including lung, throat and bladder
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 27, 2017 20:32
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[Russia] Shocking moment a drunk passenger is KNOCKED OUT by a fellow flyer after launching an expletive-laden tirade when he was stopped from smoking on a flight from Moscow to Barcelona

The man, named only as Vitaly, shouted expletives on the Barcelona bound jet He was intoxicated when and grew annoyed that he wasn't allowed to smoke The flight was traveling from Moscow and Vitaly insulted the Russian passengers
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 27, 2017 20:24
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[Canada, Germany] Who Gets to Sell Cigarettes Without Taxes?

BOTTOM LINE - Grand River Enterprises has battled U.S. and Canadian authorities over taxation of cigarettes as it’s built a lucrative worldwide business with its Indian smokes.
Bloomberg News
added Jul 27, 2017 20:18
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BRIEF-BAT CEO says to focus on Reynolds integration, not consolidation

* Interview-British american tobacco ceo says glo tobacco heating device has 3 percent market share in tokyo after 3 wks * Interview-British american tobacco ceo says reynolds acquisition has made it biggest vaping company in world * Interview-British
Reuters
added Jul 27, 2017 20:16
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British American Tobacco first-half results helped by weak pound

reported higher first-half sales and profits on Thursday, helped by the weak British currency, but also saw declining volume as people continue to smoke less.
Reuters
added Jul 27, 2017 20:09
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