Jessica Miller | February 4, 2013
Philip Morris has become the first company to declare cigarette price increases after the latest tax boosts announced by the Turkish government. Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris revealed a few days ago a raise of one Turkish Lira in the retail prices of all their tobacco products irrespective of their prior prices. With the increases, the price of a package of cigarettes that had cost eight liras is currently nine liras, while a package that had earlier cost five liras will right now be about six liras.
Jessica Miller | September 18, 2012
A Norwegian court has maintained a ban on the display of tobacco products in shops, handing a defeat Friday to the Philip Morris tobacco company. Norway, which has had a prohibition on cigarette and alcohol promotion since 1975, in 2010 prohibited even the display of smoking products at their point of sale. Stores must keep cigs in unmarked cabinets or special vending machines with no visible logos. Clients wishing to purchase tobacco must actively ask merchants for it.
Jessica Miller | September 17, 2012
Experts in south China’s Yunnan province, where a recent earthquake required at least 81 lives, now plan to sell 400,000 cartons of cigs in order to increase tax income to spend on quake relief, a Chinese daily argued. According to the state-run Global Times daily, China has become the world’s largest cigarettes manufacturer and tobacco consumer, with more than 300 million smokers. It is considered that deaths in China from smoking habit will exceed three million annually by 2050.
Jessica Miller | May 8, 2012
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong is not used to being the failure. But the seven-time Tour de France winner faces a slope climb in his quest to increase cigarette taxes in California to fund cancer research. If voters approve the tobacco tax law Armstrong is championing in the June primary, smokers in the nation’s most populous state will pay an additional $1 for each package they purchase, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars for country.
Jessica Miller | April 19, 2012
Germany has a characteristic that nobody know it. It is an event much less likely to end up in the country’s marketing data: it is a smoker’s trouble. In much of Europe, the smoking dispute has moved on to cigarette packaging. After achieving a ban on advertising and smoking in public, the no-smoking lobby now wants all pretty cigarette packets replaced with plain, bland wrapping to make them less attractive to children and adolescents.