Daily Archives: May 13, 2009

Tobacco attitudes linked to smoking

Media campaigns that portray the tobacco industry in a negative light may be a powerful intervention to decrease young adult smoking, U.S. researchers said.


Lambert & Butler maker ­Imperial Tobacco yesterday said its UK sales had been dragged down by the recession as smokers cut back on one ­billion cigarettes to save cash.

Imperial Tobacco reports six-month net loss

British tobacco firm Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (IMT.L, ITYBF.PK, ITYBY.PK), Tuesday, reported a net loss in its fiscal 2009 first-half. However, on an adjusted basis, profit grew in double digits, which the company attributed to the impact of its acquisition of French rival Altadis, S.A. last year.

Fight To Ban The Smoking Ban

The fight to stomp out the smoking ban has hit a road block. A coalition of bar owners that had banded together challenging the ban’s constitutionality has dropped their lawsuit. Arguments were supposed to be heard June 30th in Des Monies, but the case has been dismissed.

Smoking Policies by Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line

Giving up smoking ‘makes you happy’

People who give up smoking tend to be happier than those who continue with the habit, a new study shows.

Landlady transforms pub into smoking research centre

With her pub struggling to survive, landlady Kerry Fenton needed a way to bring in business - fast.

Small Dutch bars cannot be held to smoking ban

A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that small bars with no staff except their owners are exempt from a national smoking ban introduced for the hospitality industry last July.

Imperial Dips on Dividend Worries

Shares in Imperial Tobacco dipped on Tuesday as the world’s fourth-largest cigarette maker signalled dividend growth may moderate after it met forecasts with a 14 percent rise in half-year earnings.