Due to increased growing the last two months India has now risen up to be the second largest tobacco producer in the world. They are also the third largest exporter of tobacco products. Read more about it here.
Next month the voters in Missouri will decide if the taxes on tobacco products will increase or not. Proposition B calls for that the state taxes on one pack of cigarettes will raise from 17 cents to 90 cents. Missouri now have the lowest tobacco tax in US, but maybe soon no more. Read more about in here.
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev now calls for a ban on smoking in public places by year 2015. Medvedev thinks it’s a bad idea to let children I the country see people smoking in cafés, bars etc. Because it makes them think it’s something normal. He also purposes a ban for cigarette advertisement and increased taxes. As you can see on Cigaretteprices.net one pack of cigarettes in Russia now costs about 1.3 Euros. Read more about it on The New York Times homepage.
A lot of people consider Hookah or Shisha smoking less dangerous than smoking regular pipe or cigarettes. It’s about the water cleaning the smoke before you inhale it etc. Now it seems like it’s time to rethink. Hookah smoking is as dangerous as regular smoking or even worse. You can read more about it in this article.
Due to raised taxes the price of cigarettes in France went up the 1 of October. A price of Marlboro red now costs 6.60 euro which is pretty high even to be in Europe. Not if you compare to the most expensive countries like Norway and Australia though. Because of this a lot of French and Belgian newspapers and news sites, like Le Figaro, dh.be, bfmtv.fr and Midlibre.fr, are referring and linking to Cigaretteprices.net.
If you know French you can read more about it at Huffingtonpost.fr here.
A gang tried to smuggle two lorries loaded with 13 million cigarettes into Sussex but got stopped at Newhaven and Dover. The disguise didn’t help this time. The customs soon realized that the packets looking like ice cream, yoghurt and frozen pizza really was packed with cigarettes. Now the gang of smugglers is going to jail. You can read more about it here.
According to a price check made by the page The Awl the prices of cigarettes in US have gone up since last year due to raised taxes. But in some states it have gone in opposite direction. Se the whole list here.
Lebanon is the next place who bans smoking in indoor public places like cafés, bars and restaurants. Hefty fines for lawbreakers are now in effect. See a video about it here.
Tobacco companies who sold untaxed cigarettes broke the law. A few cigarette companies in US have escaped taxes by selling cigarettes tax free to retailers in an American Indian reservation in Long Island, who have then sold it back to people in the city for cheaper prices.
Read more about it in this New York Times article
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On Wednesday the Australia’s highest court upheld a law that means tobacco companies are no longer aloud to put their company logos on cigarette packs. The reason for it is that the customers will see more of the graphics images associated with their habit. Read more about it at The New York Times webpage here.
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