Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

Imperial Tobacco aims for organic growth

On the first anniversary last week of Alison Cooper’s appointment as chief executive of Imperial Tobacco, an analyst at Investec Securities reminded investors of the fundamental question that she needs to answer: can the FTSE 100 tobacco company transform itself from the M&A machine it has been over the past two decades into a vehicle for organic growth?

New indoor smoking ban plans in Taiwan cause controversy

THE anti-smoking measures which could be introduced as part of the draft amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act (the Act), have sparked off acute controversy.

The battle of the butts

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To fight tobacco globally, Connolly said, one has to be willing to travel. On a recent May day, he had just gotten off a plane after talking to a small group in Alaska and was anticipating an upcoming trip to Kuwait. Though he lectures extensively, Connolly said that research is key to the center’s activities. In every country, he said, it is important to conduct studies on smoking’s impact and on the effectiveness of interventions to bring the scope of the problem home.

Louisiana Senate committee agrees to ban smoking in bars

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s indoor smoking ban would be expanded to include bars, but not casinos, under legislation that squeaked smoking in barout of a Senate committee on Wednesday.