Daily Archives: November 29, 2010

Cigarette tax hike hurting stores

Wilson Farms is cutting jobs and scaling back store investment, blaming economic fallout from a sharp increase in cigarette taxes [caption id="attachment_7527" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Judy Penkack, manager of Wilson Farms at Elmwood and Sheridan, sorts through cigarettes. The convenience store chain is eliminating 20 administrative jobs and reducing store labor hours."]Wilson Farms at Elmwood[/caption]imposed over the summer.

Smoking curbs: The global picture

[caption id="attachment_7524" align="aligncenter" width="464" caption="A guide to smoking bans around the world as governments seek to improve the health of their populations."]world smoking map 2010[/caption]

Australia

The state of Western Australia introduced the strictest anti-smoking laws in the country in September 2010, with bans in cars carrying children, on sections of beaches and within 10m (32ft) of playground equipment.

Big Tobacco’s changing role

As he watched his 850-pound bales of flue-cured tobacco move through the grading and sales process at Philip Morris USA’s tobacco receiving station here, Donnie Clayton summed up the 2010 season.

Most restaurants, bars embrace smoke-free law in Virginia

As Virginia’s anti-smoking law for restaurants and bars approaches its one-year anniversary, not one fine has been issued locally. smoking in barAnd public complaints of alleged violations by businesses have slowed to a trickle.