We have just updated the prices for Europe. You can see it here. We have also added the prices in Gibraltar. Have a nice one!
The e-cigarette makers are
criticized for using the exact same way of advertising as the tobacco companies
did in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. That includes too give away free samples, using
celebrities and sport sponsorships. Read more about it at The New York Times
Australia is one of the most expensive countries to be a smoker in, but it will probably be even more
expensive soon. Read more about it in the Australian edition of The Guardian, who are linking to us, here.
A new way of predict smoking is up for proposal. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg also want to ban stores to have tobacco products in sight for the customers. In case that is happening New York will be the first city in US to do so. Read more about it at Nytimes.com.
Three of every five cigarettes consumed in New York was smuggled from states with lower tax in 2011 according to an new estimates. The reason is of course the high taxes in New York and the big difference between states in US. You can read more about it at New York Times homepage.
A ban that makes it illegal to display cigarettes in the shops in Scotland will come into force in April 2013. That after tobacco companies lost its legal fight in the Supreme court. Read more about it at bbc.co.uk.
Australia is shifting their cigarette packs to plain ones, so you can’t see any brand name or logo on them. One guy have made sure nine supermarkets doesn’t miss it by saying he comes from the cigarette industry to remove the old packages and replace them with the new ones. The problem is that he never returns.
You can read more about it at News.com.au
Though shall not lie. If you do it’s possible that you have to pay for an advertisement campaign in witch you have to admit your lies. That’s what it happening to the tobacco companies in USA right now. The campaign will go on for two years in different medias. Read more about it on Yahoo News here.
License to smoke?
According to BBC News a new idea from Australia (where else?) is to make smokers apply for a license to smoke. Age would be checked of course, but also if you really understand the health issues that comes with smoking etc. In the proposal you should also have to pay for your license. You can read more about it on BBC:s site.
In Canada they have a lot of problems with contraband tobacco. Instead of get tax money and have control over the age of people who buy cigarettes the Canadian government has a big problem on their board. The contraband cigarettes reaching the market via organized crime organizations who also working with weapons and hard drugs. The illegal cigarettes is also easy for under aged high school students. Read more about it here.
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