Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

Imperial Tobacco On Track; Sales Up, But Volumes Fall

LONDON -Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (IMT.LN) Thursday said it’s on track to meet full year expectations following an expected rise Imperial tobaccoin first-half sales, but the maker of Lambert & Butler and JPS cigarettes also forecast volumes to fall by around 1%.

Anti-smoking lawmakers clashed with Oregon’s tobacco lobbyist

SALEM — Anti-smoking lawmakers clashed with Oregon’s top tobacco lobbyist Thursday over proposals to raise cigarette taxes by as much as $2 a pack.

Menthol Smokers Feel Twice-Addicted

PARSIPPANY, N.J., - A survey conducted this month, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, uncovers the perceptions menthol cigarettesand habits of menthol cigarette smokers, particularly among African Americans, who disproportionately smoke menthols over any other group. The survey shows that menthol smokers feel “twice-addicted” – both to the menthol and to the tobacco – and most are attracted by the taste and feel of menthol cigarettes. Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of menthol smokers believe that menthol makes it easier for them to inhale, when almost 40 percent say that menthol flavoring is the only reason they smoke.