Daily Archives: April 1, 2011

For Big Tobacco, South-East Asia is the final frontier

STRICT regulation and the success of anti-smoking campaigns continue to hit tobacco firms’ revenues in rich countries. In the biggest developing countries—China and India—governments are keen to protect local firms from Western cigarette-makers. That leaves Big Tobacco with few large markets that have growth potential and a relative lack of regulation. And of these, South-East Asia looks the most promising over the coming decade.

Pricey cigarettes mean fewer teens smoke

Australia seems to have found ways to cut back on teen smoking, researchers from there report.smokers

Big Tobacco aims to get smokers angry about taxes, bans

BIG Tobacco is trying to turn smokers into a political force with an under-the-radar campaign encouraging protests against high cigs smokerstaxes and bans on smoking in public.