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Brazil and tobacco use: a hard nut to crack

Taxes on tobacco products generated income of around US$ 2.2 billion for the Brazilian government in 2008, but that doesn’t mean the Brazilian government is going easy on the tobacco industry.

LORILLARD, INC Reports Operating Results

LORILLARD is the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States. Lorillard is the oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the U.S. Newport Lorillard’s flagship brand is a menthol-flavored premium cigarette brand and the top selling menthol and second largest selling cigarette in the U.S. In addition to Newport the Lorillard product line has five additional brand families marketed under the Kent? True? Maverick? Old Gold? and Max? brand names. These six brands include 44 different product offerings which vary in price taste flavor length and packaging. Lorillard’s manufactures all of its products at its Greensboro North Carolina facility and maintains its headquarters there. Lorillard, Inc has a market cap of $12.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $77.8 with a P/E ratio of 13.7 and P/S ratio of 3.1. The dividend yield of Lorillard, Inc stocks is 5.2%.
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Banking industry should take cue from Big Tobacco

The banking industry could learn a little something from the cigarette business, and that is that there’s a time to shut up and do the right thing. Just put the warning labels on the credit card statements, already, and stop grousing about the cost and trouble of trying to protect consumers from their own worst instincts.

Stricter limits on tobacco products in Latvia approved

Latvian Saeima passed in the final reading amendments to the law on excise tax today, stipulating that from now on stricter limits will apply to the amount of tobacco products that private individuals from third countries can bring with them to Latvia; furthermore, persons will not be able to bring the allowed amount of tobacco products across the border of Latvia more often than one time per day.

Fears for tobacco control strategy

A LEADING physician has sharply criticised the Government over its work in disease prevention and accused it of abandoning key components of tobacco control.

Reactions to the Preventative Health Taskforce report

Earlier this week a Federal Government commissioned taskforce relayed the results of research into preventative health strategies, providing an insight into the possible future of regulation for food and beverage manufacturers.

Anti-smoking groups oppose big tobacco event planned in November

Anti-smoking groups hit out yesterday at news that the tobacco industry plans to stage a major conference in Bangkok, saying the move would have an adverse impact on efforts to limit smoking.
Action Smoking and Health Foundation and its allies said they opposed Tabinfo Asia 2009 being held in Thailand.

Using Tobacco Against Norovirus

Researchers Use Tobacco to Make Possible Norovirus Vaccine

TN tobacco crops have banner year

“It’s almost like a jungle when tobacco is this big,” said Jake Sartain, owner of Sunny Slope Farms in Talbott, while walking through his 14 acre tobacco crop.