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The Government will take one of the world’s largest tobacco firms to court unless it stops illegally targeting UK consumers with tobacco adverts, a Minister has said By Katie Morley | July 18th, 2018 Yesterday the Department of Health sent a formal order to Phillip Morris, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, telling it to remove poster adverts for “healthier” tobacco products from shops around the UK. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the public health minister, Steve Brine, warned that the department was prepared to take legal action against Phillip Morris in orderRead More

Posted On June 3, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Market & Industry

The Hazy World Of Vaping Ads

The controversial alternative to smoking has equally controversial ads. By Bruce Chambers – May 31st, 2016 In April, Britain’s Royal College of Physicians reported that the hazards from e-cigarettes are likely less than the harms from smoking tobacco, and smokers should therefore be encouraged to vape as an alternative.  Such findings can fan the flames of marketing on both sides of the issue, with vaping portrayed as both a safe alternative and as an addictive risk to your health. And the tactics companies use to promote vaping vary wildly. In an expensive online adRead More
Altria Group, America’s biggest tobacco company and makers of the iconic Marlboro brand, is laying off workers to save $US300 ($425) million per year. Where are they going to put all that money? Into a true growth market: electronic cigarettes. By Matt Novak – February 08, 2016 Today Altria, formerly known as Philip Morris, controls just over half of the traditional cigarette market in the US. But its sales volumes are down 2.6 per cent since last quarter. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the company wouldn’t go into specificsRead More