Congratulations –!

Tobacco Today won the BMJ Golden Leaf Award for the “Most Exciting Newcomer to the Industry” beating German Tobacco Group and Davidoff in this category. The award was presented to Chris Crawley – on behalf of the partners – at the BMJ dinner held during the Tobacco Reporter – Global Tobacco Networking Forum in Rio de Janeiro – October 16!

Chris, in accepting the award, said it was a good reason for attending industry shows. It was only a year ago at last year’s TSRC in Charlotte NC that the idea was proposed – and five weeks later was up and running.

Congratulations to the partners; all partipants and visitors for making a site that has caught the industry’s attention in a big way. Visitor traffic has increased every month in the short time the site has been running.

Conceived as a tobacco friendly forum to read news, voice views and express opinions which are not frequently in the mainstream press, the site has evolved to include public health advocates too. As long as you are respectful of others you can say what’s on your mind.

Particular thanks should go to Dr. Adrian Payne – from Tobacco Horizons (see for his first rate contributions in promoting an intelligent diagolgue in the area of public health and harm reduction.


#1 CIG GUY on 10.27.08 at 11:36 PM

Congratulations to the team at! I find your site to be an exceptional informational tool. I also like to learn about topics that I have never thought about. I appreciate the candor regarding future FDA regulation and the discussion about smokeless tobacco and reduction in harm. I do agree that this blog was definitely needed and it’s awesome that it has been recognized by the industry! Keep it going!

#2 Smoker Babe on 10.31.08 at 12:47 AM

I saw this site the other day on the Smokers Club Newsletter and I find it very interesting. There is truly nothing like it in the industry from what I can see. I love blogging and I love the industry and enjoy the reading. really nice job! Congrats!

#3 Troubadour on 10.31.08 at 1:24 AM

Congrats to TobaccoToday – Thanks for bringing the blog to the tobacco world!

#4 Patriot on 11.07.08 at 7:14 PM

Super job Tobacco Today. I’ve been away for a while traveling but you really have a great service going. It took you some time but it has great insight. I love the controversy at times but also glean a lot of learning from the site! Keep getting bigger and bigger. It’s refreshing!

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