Landlords Smoke-Free Policy, Snuff Cigarettes

discount hilton cigsApartment leases that used to ban just kids, or pets or both, — with no ifs, ands or buts — are adding “no butts” to the rules. Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions in La Crosse is the most recent to prohibit smoking in a policy that will start June 1 in three of its apartment buildings in La Crosse. Three Sixty’s announcement, coming coincidentally during the same week as the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout today, said the apartments are near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Western Technical College and Viterbo University campuses. Read More…

Illicit Foreign Cigarette Sales Up

discount pall mall cigaretteA collection of empty cigarette packets has shown that more than a tenth of all the cigarettes smoked in the south west came from foreign bought or illicit sources. The packets were randomly collected from streets and easy access bins in the South West.

Analysis of discarded packs showed that 12.1 percent were either tax paid or non-tax paid cigarettes from other countries or else they were counterfeits. Read More…

Smoke-Free Laws Cut the Smokers Freedom

cheap pall mall cigarette“Smoking ban garners positive feedback in survey,” details how Orange County is proposing a ban of smoking in public places in an attempt to limit secondhand smoke. An overly large part of this article was dedicated to quotes by smokers saying that having a more limited area to smoke in would help them to “kick the habit” and quit smoking for good. Read More…

Bhutan Smokers Pay Taxes, Tobacco Control

cheap kent cigsIn downtown Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, Sonam Dema – who requested her real name not be used – owns a small corner shop in a quiet alleyway. Packaged food, drinks, confectionaries and pastries are on display. On a busy afternoon, a Bhutanese man walks into the shop and orders cigarettes in a hushed tone. Dema looks around cautiously. She leans down to her handbag and pulls out a pack of 10 cigarettes. “One hundred ngultrum (about $1.87),” Dema says. Read More…

Cigarettes Price War, Big Tobacco

discount classic cigaretteCigarette makers are bracing for a potential drop in demand and a fierce price war, after Big Tobacco failed to overturn an Australian law last month calling for plain wrapping on their products. Since then, fear has mounted that generic packaging will not only hurt the premium brands that rely on distinct branding but will also trigger an illicit, counterfeit trade that will have major implications across the entire industry. Read More…

Smoking Outdoor Banned, Scotland Smoking Areas

cheap kiss cigsIn Scotland during the 1980s, public awareness about the long-term health risks of smoking was beginning to grow. Posters popped up in GP practices, shopping centres and bus stations and entire TV programmes such as ‘What’s Your Problem’ and ‘Scottish Women’ were dedicated to debating the topical issue. Read More…

Tobacco Companies Fight, Asia Cigarettes Policy

buy dunhill cigaretteThe world’s tobacco merchants are down on Australia after the country’s highest court backed the toughest cigarette-labelling rules anywhere. So far, the focus has been on intellectual-property rights, possible lawsuits by British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco and their ilk, and the plight of investors. More attention should be on how many lives will be saved and how much economic output won’t be squandered as other nations follow Australia’s lead. Read More…