Imperial lifts sentiment

Commentary from Fiona Cincotta, a senior market analyst at www.finspreads.com   Imperial Tobacco reported a 5% decline in underlying tobacco sales volume in the first half of the year. However the company has confirmed that it is on track to meet its targets for 2015, which include increasing its dividend by 10%.   The decline […]

E-Cigarette Tax Bill Update

May 6, 2015 View CSPnet.com E-Cigarette Tax Bill Update 22 states have proposed e-cig taxes in 2015 Published in Tobacco E-News By Thomas A. Briant, NATO Executive Director Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 9 Related Content NYSSA Rallies Against Legislation to Tax E-Cigarettes3/3/2015 MINNEAPOLIS – […]

SFATA Conference Takeaways

May 6, 2015 CSD Staff E-cigarette/nicotine debate needs to be re-focused. Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently attended the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Conference outside of Chicago, “headlined” by Mitch Zeller, Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. “Encouragingly, Director Zeller underscored the importance of ‘opening up the dialogue’ across various stakeholders in the […]

Japan Tobacco to buy U.S. e-cigarette maker Logic Technology

(Reuters) – Japan Tobacco said on Thursday it had agreed to buy Florida-based e-cigarette maker Logic Technology Development LLC as it aims to become a global leader in the nascent, but fast-growing, market. Japan Tobacco will fund the acquisition with existing cash and loan facilities, and expects to complete the deal in the third quarter […]

Rodu: Tobacco Control Is Getting It Wrong

Research, policy expert takes on myths, claims, rhetoric about smokeless and e-cigs Published in CSP Daily News By Melissa Vonder Haar, Tobacco Edito   LAS VEGAS – Anti-tobacco campaigns are getting it wrong, Dr. Brad Rodu, professor of medicine and holder of the endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research at the University of Louisville, […]

The Changing Vapescape

Dollar stores growing share; Vape shops not afraid of c-stores Published in CSP Daily News By Mitch Morrison, Vice President & Group Editor LAS VEGAS – The landscape of vape is undergoing a critical change. We’re not talking about the turbulent tide of tanks, mods, liquids and the glut of fresh products flowing into the […]

Altria – an alternative perspective

a comment from Ken Odeluga, a senior market analyst at www.cityindex.com.sg   Altria’s need to reorient itself to the inexorable march of changing consumer habits and attitudes is thrown into sharp relief by data out overnight (from The Center for Disease Control) showing a significant decline in cigarette smoking among young people, together with a […]

Trendsettah USA, Inc. Continues to Grow with Launch of Game-Changing New Tobacco Product, Extendos™

Trendsettah USA, Inc. Continues to Grow with Launch of Game-Changing New Tobacco Product, Extendos™ Extended cigarillos are the latest innovative product to hit the market from powerhouse bicoastal company  Miami, Fla. – April 2, 2015 – Innovative lifestyle brands manufacturer, Trendsettah USA Inc., is blazing its trail in the tobacco industry once again with its newest […]