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[Europe] Cigarette design and marketing features are associated with increased smoking susceptibility and perception of reduced harm among smokers in 27 EU countries

findings call for a stronger regulation of tobacco ingredients, packaging features and other marketing strategies that may increase the attractiveness of tobacco products or promote perceptions of harm reduction.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 08:59
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[UK] Starbucks has banned e-cigarettes after health worries

Starbucks has confirmed it has banned electronic cigarettes after a World Health Organisation report said the product touted as a healthy alternative smoking may have hidden dangers. This is bad news for more than two million people in the UK who use el
Metro Café (uk)
added Oct 19, 2014 19:43
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Philip Morris: Reading The Smoke Signals (Part I)

Philip Morris was a tobacconist who ran a tobacco shop in the 1870s ... We still regard Philip Morris as a top-quality business in the tobacco sector and the consumer goods sector overall. However, we do not currently recommend the stock for a buy, mostly
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 14, 2014 10:37
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Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

The statement by Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan was a warning to the White House, which is trying to wrap up the negotiations by November. President Obama has resisted calls to include explicit anti-tobacco language in the deal.
Thailand Tobacco Trade - Preserving Thailand's Sovereignty on Tobacco Control (blog)
added Oct 9, 2014 15:41
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[Australia, France] When all cigarette packs look the same, fewer people buy them

But Australia's success is hardly the only reason why unbranded cigarette packages could spread. A deluge of research nods to the power of neutral packs. A 2008 study found that the fewer design elements a cigarette packaged contained, the less desirable
Duncan (OK) Banner
added Sep 30, 2014 14:37
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[Europe, UK] Imperial's Cooper to Be Blu Even as E-Cigarette Sales Lag

Cooper was lauded as the surprise winner in the Reynolds/Lorillard tobacco megadeal when she agreed to buy Blu... The chief executive officer of the U.K. purveyor of Davidoff cigarettes may have more work than she bargained for, after Blu sales fell 35 pe
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 19, 2014 05:25
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[Thailand] TPP and the Tobacco industry resources, intimidation and the opium war

1 An imbalance of resources: Tobacco revenues and profits dwarf the resources of many governments making it difficult to stop industry-friendly legislation and trade agreements like the TPP
Thailand Tobacco Trade - Preserving Thailand's Sovereignty on Tobacco Control (blog)
added Aug 10, 2014 18:02
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[USA] Amid US Tobacco Merger, Is the Global Deal Making Done?

While the Reynolds-Lorillard deal shakes up the lucrative but slowing U.S. market, it doesn’t alter the global picture dramatically. That makes it unlikely Philip Morris, the global leader in cigarette sales excluding China, or Japan Tobacco, would feel
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Jul 15, 2014 16:32
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FirstUnion Launches the World's First Long-lasting Disposable E-cigarette

Disposable e-cigarettes, which look, feel and taste like conventional cigarettes, have become the first choice of entry-level e-cigarette users. They are now quite popular for their easy operation, high efficiency and thick vapor. In order to provide an e
CBS MarketWatch
added Jul 14, 2014 22:52
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[Australia] FREEMAN: Is big tobacco abandoning smokes for e-cigarettes?

No doubt the tobacco industry celebrates witnessing the debate and division among tobacco control colleagues over the utility of e-cigarettes in reducing the harms of tobacco use. The less attention paid to the deadly US$800 billion arm of the business th
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 10, 2014 15:25
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