Daily Archives: August 4, 2010

Japan hits smokers where it hurts

TOKYO, Japan — There can be fewer places more amenable to nicotine addiction than Japan. The idea of smoking as a socially unacceptable habit has yet to gain currency, smoke-free bars and restaurants are a rarity and cigarettes, at around 300 yen (about $3.45) a pack, are surprisingly cheap.

Big tobacco bankrolls anti-Labor ad campaign

The big tobacco companies are fighting back against the Government’s plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging by funding small retailers in a massive advertising campaign timed to coincide with the final weeks of the election campaign.

BAT shifts focus to export of tobacco leaves

British American Tobacco (Kenya) is diversifying into the export of semi-processed tobacco after investing Sh350 million in a processing plant to increase its revenue sources.

Tobacco Trust Funds Footbridge to Nowhere

RALEIGH — What do a $30,000 well-appointed restroom and an isolated footbridge that dead-ends in a marsh have to do with helping tobacco farmers transition to nontobacco sources of revenue?