Jessica Miller | January 13, 2012
The Australian government on Friday hit out at British American Tobacco for using images of kangaroos to sell its cheap Cigaronne cigarettes in Europe, telling the company to “get your hands off our icons”. BAT, which is battling Canberra over moves towards plain packaging in Australia, is selling its Winfield brand overseas with a picture of a kangaroo on the front and a map of Australia on the back.
Jessica Miller | November 10, 2011
Massachusetts health regulators said yesterday that they will consider banning the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies across the state, a prohibition that, officials believe, would make Massachusetts the first to take such action. The proposal would mirror regulations already in place in 19 communities in Massachusetts, including Boston, Worcester, Lowell, and New Bedford, officials said. Brookline is scheduled to vote on the issue in a town meeting next week.