Daily Archives: October 18, 2010

Of Mad Men, Crusaders and Cigarettes

Mad Men and tobacco

Louis F. Bantle, Chief of U.S. Tobacco, Dies at 81

Louis F. Bantle, who helped build the United States Tobacco Company into one of the most powerful brands in the tobacco industry, Louis F. Bantle. gaining an 80 percent share of the market for chewing tobacco, died Oct. 10 in Greenwich, Conn. He was 81.

Cigar Sales Light Up Tobacco Category

NEW YORK - After a 25-percent jump in sales last year, the cigar segment is coming on strong again in c-stores, thanks in part to manufacturer innovation and tax-weary cigarette smokers jumping to large filtered cigars.

Comesa to petition UN on WHO tobacco ban

Tobacco farmers in Nyanza, Kenya.