Daily Archives: April 28, 2010

Japan Tobacco January-March Group Net Profit Y31.5bn, Announce Price Hike

TOKYO -Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914) reported Wednesday that it swung into a net profit for the January-March quarter, thanks to Japan Tobaccoincreased sales of tobacco products in overseas markets, offsetting a sales drop at home.

British American Tobacco 1Q Volumes Drop 4%

LONDON -British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.LN) Wednesday posted an accelerating decline in cigarette volumes forBAT the first quarter as lower consumer spending in the global economic downturn hit sales of its cigarette brands.

Michigan’s workplace smoking ban takes effect on May 1

The mystery when Michigan’s workplace smoking ban takes effect at 6 a.m. Saturday is what will happen.inside smoking
Will bars and restaurants have their required “No Smoking” signs posted and ashtrays removed? Will smokers be defiant or even confrontational? Will local health departments be deluged with complaints?