Jessica Miller | January 25, 2013
The number of New Hampshire retailers that sold cigarettes to those under 18 increased dramatically this year, in accordance to an yearly statement from the state, with 13% of examined stores all over the world, and practically 11 % in Hillsborough County. The main trigger in the increase isn’t very clear, even though it might be a function of having much less researchers after state budget cost reduction programmes, stated Rob O’Hannon, of the state’s Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. O’Hannon is the ex -coordinator of what is referred to as Synar, a governmentally ruled drive to decrease cigarette sales to youth.
Jessica Miller | December 20, 2012
British American Tobacco, manufacturer of Lucky Strike cigarettes is planning to invest $200 million in the Philippines in the coming five years after the Congress’ endorsement of the sin tax reform strategy. BAT cautioned a few months ago that it would turn down its investment plan in case the Aquino government does not succeed to approve the measure. “We will not direct the money in before excise reform is completed,” BAT Philippines chief manager James Michael Lafferty declared.
Jessica Miller | December 17, 2012
Australia’s plain-packaging law, which becomes effective on December 1, will demand all cigarettes to be sold in unique packages with the brand name written in standard way. The cigarette companies are very indignant with this situation. Plain packages are “plain ridiculous”, states the official website of British American Tobacco (BAT), the second leading cigarette manufacturer. Such countries as New Zealand, Britain and the European Union are considering plain-package laws of their own. Almost everyone is observing the Australian example.
It should be a disaster for cigarette producers. Government authorities started prohibiting cigarette advertising on TV in the 1960s, and although the marketing trap is still slack in most of the world it is shrinking. Many government authorities prohibit advertisements in print media and compel producers to use packages with ugly health graphic labels. The pack itself survives as a logo of a smoker’s preferences displayed and pocketed 20 times per day. Brighter colors are associated with healthiness. Large thin packages look more feminine.
Jessica Miller | September 21, 2012
Cigarettes taxes in the USA are not effective, and poor taxpayers in the country devote approximately a quarter of their incomes to smoking products. On September 20th the research group RTI International published a new study on the burdens placed on taxpayers by excise duties for cigs and other smoking products, showing that the increases may not have the intended effect on inhabitants with low incomes.
Jessica Miller | September 5, 2012
While several organizations are pressing for a prohibition on the sale of tobacco products in the state, the sale of such products continues unchecked near the Gauhati Medical College and Hospitals (GMCH). The hospital experts claim that they have been regularly asking police officers of the Bhangagarh police station to take stricter action against smokes shops which sell tobacco products near the hospital. But even if police shut down these stores, they resurface.