tag:tobaccopub.net,2009:/rss/articles Articles of tobaccopub.net 2016-03-10T00:00:00+00:00 tag:tobaccopub.net,2009:Article/18886 2016-03-10T00:00:00+00:00 2016-03-10T11:19:04+00:00 Tobacco Manufacturers to Fight Plain Packaging <img align="center" alt="plain tobacco" src="/gallery/default/original/35790/1.jpg?1457608732" title="plain cigarettes" /> <p>Four giant cigarette manufacturers will take part in a High Court fight over legislation that, as it stands, will demand cigarettes to be sold in plain packages by May next year, in accordance with a story by Ben Martin for the Electronic Telegraph.</p> <p><strong>British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International</strong> and <strong>Philip Morris International</strong> will line up against the authorities on Thursday at the beginning of a six-day hearing.</p> <p> Despite the fact that companies originally lodged court papers on their own, their offers to have plain tobacco packaging determined unlawful would be heard as one case, wrote Martin. The four tobacco makers were co-operating with each other so that each one would provide a unique argument against the plain packaging laws. A conclusion is estimated by January but no matter what the final result of the hearing, the side that loses is likely to appeal.</p> <p> On the other hand, any High Court ruling could become less relevant if the tobacco companies gain a distinct case in Luxembourg in which they are trying to demonstrate that the plain packaging regulation implemented by the UK is greater than the conditions of the EU&rsquo;s Second Tobacco Products Directive.</p> <p> Martin wrote that the firms were not boasting compensation or costs but that if they succeeded in scrapping the legal guidelines &lsquo;they could obtain large payouts&rsquo;. It was not clear why they could get such payouts, which would most probably be paid by taxpayers already hard affected by austerity actions.<br> In April, one well-placed viewer approximated that UK taxpayers could be injured with a bill for &pound;12 billion if the government lost.</p> <p>By Kevin Lawson, Staff Writer.<br> Copyright &copy; 2015 tobaccopub.net All rights reserved.</p> admin tag:tobaccopub.net,2009:Article/18852 2016-01-14T00:00:00+00:00 2016-02-03T11:01:37+00:00 Marlboro Packages Adjust to Plain Pack Rules <img align="center" alt="new Marlboro packing" src="/gallery/default/original/32819/ppp.png?1452754710" title="new Marlboro" /> <p>Philip Morris had its <a href="http://www.talkingretail.com/products-news/tobacco/philip-morris-reveals-new-look-marlboro/">new Marlboro packing</a> expecting in the wings. It had been released in France last year. The new styles were thus launched in the UK only one week after the UK government signed off on suggestions to present plain packaging of cigarettes.</p> <p> <a href="/cigarettes/marlboro/marlboro-red">Marlboro Red</a>, <a href="/cigarettes/marlboro/marlboro-gold">Gold</a>, <a href="/cigarettes/marlboro/marlboro-silver">Silver</a> Blue, Ice Blast and White Menthol will all be released this month. The cigarettes include new tipping paper designs and have been improved to contain a firm filter. The new packages have stored the common Marlboro chevron, but a printed font design and soft touch finish substitute the black font of the old Marlboro logo. In accordance with Philip Morris, the new style demonstrates the &ldquo;constant development of the cigarette brand over its 90 year history&rdquo;. The cigarettes own new tipping paper designs and have been improved to incorporate a firm filter.</p> <p> Martin Inkster, managing director for the UK and Ireland, explained, &ldquo;We have produced the bold step to renovate the product to guarantee that adult smokers receive the best quality smoking experience. Our <strong>new packaging</strong> lies us aside from the competition, fortifies Marlboro&rsquo;s brand credentials, and most significantly, includes the world&rsquo;s best-selling cigarette range. &quot;We have also included firm filters which provide high quality you can feel, and a better way to stub out your cigarette,&rdquo; he confirmed.</p> <p> Philip Morris has, though, invested in the Marlboro HeatStick after acquiring British e-cigarette maker, Nicocigs. The Heatstick is a cigarette-like stick, which warms its tobacco to 350 Celsius in order to produce a tobacco-flavored nicotine vapor, as opposed to burning it. The new kind of e-cigarette promises that it could decrease the damaging toxins found in cigarette smoke.</p> <p><strong>Philip Morris International</strong> has spent over &pound;1.2 billion creating the electrically run product that varies from an e-cigarette in that it possesses tobacco. It seems like a cigarette and works when it is positioned inside a holder. The holder can heat up to 20 'cigarettes' on a charge, and come with a mains USB charger.</p> <p>By Kevin Lawson, Staff Writer.<br> Copyright &copy; 2015 tobaccopub.net All rights reserved.</p> admin tag:tobaccopub.net,2009:Article/18866 2016-02-03T00:00:00+00:00 2016-02-03T10:59:40+00:00 Spread of Convertible Cigarettes <img align="center" alt="Convertible Cigarettes" src="/gallery/default/original/34507/ppp.png?1454497119" title="Convertible Cigarette" /> <p>There are no independent scientific studies or data collections yet on the growth of market shares of <strong>menthol capsule cigarettes</strong>. Even so, a review can be find mostly on the internet sources of the tobacco industry.</p> <p> For instance, in the USA, where <a href="/cigarettes/camel">Camel Crush cigarettes</a> were introduced by R. J. Reynolds in 2008, the brand was initially successfully presented to a test market and right after that, it was already advertised across the country. The share of Camel Crush in the countrywide market had already elevated to about 0.6 % at the start of 2009.&nbsp; There are&nbsp; advertising campaigns conducted by BAT, addressed to investors, in which some countries, among them Brazil&nbsp; and Chile,&nbsp; are outlined where the&nbsp; market share of either the <strong>brand style with menthol capsules</strong> or the brand itself raised substantially after the&nbsp; new product had been&nbsp; released. Here, the variety <a href="/cigarettes/lucky-strike">Lucky Strike Click&amp;Roll</a> had been released in 2009.&nbsp; In both countries, market shares of Lucky Strike increased twofold by the 1Q of 2011. Whilst in Chile, for example, the market share of Lucky Strike constituted 7.5 % at the beginning of 2009; it increased to about 15 % over the next two years. In France, the market share of Click&amp;Roll cigarettes stood at 0.72 % only twelve weeks after they had been presented.</p> <p> In Moscow, as well, the market share of BAT's brand <a href="/cigarettes/kent">Kent Convertibles</a> elevated from 0.1 to 0.7 % between September and December 2010.&nbsp; Identical boosts are revealed for the use of Kent Convertibles in the Netherlands and Switzerland as the market share elevated to 0.65 and 0.79 %, correspondingly, within three months after their launch. For Romania, the market share is explained to have amplified to over 8 % just four weeks after the launch.</p> <p> For 2009, BAT reports an all-round amount of approximately two billion menthol capsule cigarettes sold; a quantity, which more than doubled to about four billion cigarettes by 2010.</p> <p>By Joanna Johnson, Staff Writer.<br> Copyright &copy; 2015 tobaccopub.net. All rights reserved.</p> admin tag:tobaccopub.net,2009:Article/18836 2015-12-09T00:00:00+00:00 2015-12-09T10:51:27+00:00 Facts You Didn’t Know about Cigarettes <img align="center" alt="cigarettes tobacco" src="/gallery/default/original/32638/3280710-1000-1446016501sovi-buhali-5.jpg?1449658255" title="cigarettes" /> <p>Based on the World Health Organization, over 1.1 billion people light up cigarettes worldwide. This signifies that more than 1/6 of the world's total population is addicted to smoking, including <strong>tobacco's main component - nicotine</strong>. Tobacco companies produce trillions of cigarettes annually, and consumption rates keep on increasing in the majority of developing countries.</p> <p>The name cigarette has appeared in Spain in the 18th century. Those who could not afford to purchase smoking products would just smoke the cigarette butts, or would wrap tobacco in a newspaper, thus making a cigarette. The practice of rolling tobacco with newspaper expanded all over Europe in the course of the Crimean War. Soldiers in both WWI and WWII got cigarettes as a part of their daily rations. This made it easier to spread a smoking habit throughout American and European culture for the other decades of the 20th century.</p> <p>The cigarette started as a hand rolled small-cigar however rapidly changed into a manufactured <strong>smoking product</strong>. The general cigarette is a blend of tobacco, paper, glue and also a cellulose acetate-based filter. The tobacco utilized in numerous cigarette brands includes more than one hundred substances- including additives and diverse flavorings. </p> <p> The present day's cigarette paper permits a great air flow for a controlled burn. The mouthpiece and filter secure the tobacco from saliva and keep the lungs away from tough smoke. Each individual filter possesses numerous laser-cut air holes, which assure a mild and pleasant smoking experience. All cigarettes produced before the 1950s did not have the byproducts included in current day's mixes. Post 1950s cigarettes consist of blends of combined leaves, reconstituted leaves with ammonium ingredients, extended stems, licorice and a number of toppings.</p> <p>Present day smokers have a large assortment of combinations to select from. Every country has its diverse sorts of tobaccos and producing approaches. Some of the world's best selling cigarette brands are: <a href="/cigarettes/marlboro">Marlboro</a>, <a href="/cigarettes/winston">Winston</a>, <a href="/cigarettes/camel">Camel</a>, Kool, <a href="/cigarettes/pall-mall">Pall Mall</a>, <a href="/cigarettes/parliament">Parliaments</a>, Virginia Slims, Dunhil and Viceroy. The Santa Fe Natural Tobacco provides Natural American Spirit smokes for those who give preference to a more &ldquo;natural&rdquo; blend.</p> <p>By Joanna Johnson, Staff Writer.<br> Copyright &copy; 2015 tobaccopub.net. All rights reserved.</p> admin tag:tobaccopub.net,2009:Article/18821 2015-11-04T00:00:00+00:00 2015-11-04T08:43:29+00:00 Lorillard Becomes a subsidiary of Reynolds American <img align="center" alt="Lorillard Reynolds American" src="/gallery/default/original/32601/1.jpg?1446626545" title="Lorillard Reynolds American" /> <p><strong>Reynolds American</strong> (RAI) on Friday accomplished its purchase of Lorillard and, in doing so, &lsquo;considerably increased, balanced and diversified&rsquo; its brand portfolio. Resulting from the purchase, Lorillard is currently a totally owned branch of RAI, and former Lorillard shareholders will own around 15 % of RAI&rsquo;s common stock.</p> <p> In a notice published on its website, RAI explained its operating companies currently had major brands across main industry categories like: Newport, <a href="/cigarettes/camel">Camel</a>, <a href="/cigarettes/pall-mall">Pall Mall</a> and Natural American Spirit in combustible cigarettes; Grizzly in smokeless tobacco; and VUSE in the vapor market. &lsquo;In the purchase, former Lorillard shareholders will get $50.50 in cash and 0.2909 of a share of RAI common stock for every share of Lorillard common stock they possessed,&rsquo; RAI stated. &lsquo;In the associated divestiture dealings, subsidiaries of RAI have marketed the KOOL, Salem, Winston, Maverick and blu eCigs brands, and some other assets and liabilities, to ITG Brands, LLC, a subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group, PLC, for entire consideration of around $7.1 billion in cash.</p> <p> 'Moreover, <strong>British American Tobacco</strong> managed it is roughly 42 % ownership in RAI through an equity investment of about $4.7 billion.&rsquo;<br> &ldquo;Consequently after this purchase, Reynolds American has considerably increased, balanced and diversified portfolio of famous cigarette brands throughout all crucial categories - the most balanced in the industry,&rdquo; stated Susan M. Cameron, RAI&rsquo;s president and CEO.</p> <p>&ldquo;The transaction supports RAI&rsquo;s initiatives to guide the modification of the tobacco industry. The synergies enhanced operational efficiencies and larger sales volumes produced by this combination will better place RAI&rsquo;s operating companies to power continued investment in brand developing, R&amp;D and advancement for the long-term future of the company.&rdquo;</p> <p>By Kevin Lawson, Staff Writer.<br> Copyright &copy; 2015 tobaccopub.net All rights reserved.</p> admin