Fun quiz – test your memory

Over the past 25 years, the prices of everyday items and luxuries have changed a lot, including the price of cigarettes, which have just about quadrupled! Alongside the quiz, Provident conducted some research into how much the price of cigarettes has changed over the years and at what rate and here’s what they found;   […]

Modify the Risk, Enhance the Future

March 2015 Opinion: Modify the Risk, Enhance the Future By Lou Maiellano, President, TAZ In late November, I saw something I never thought they’d see: The New York Times printed a story about a tobacco company without its usual vitriol and animosity. The story, “A Lesser Warning? Maybe,” detailed the efforts of Swedish Match to […]

War on Vaping – Bill Godshall:

War on Vaping Reynolds American and Lorillard report industry-wide US cigarette volume decline of just 2% in 4Q14 and only 3.2% in 2014 (after declining 4.6% in 2013 when vapor product sales skyrocketed), documenting how the escalating War on Vaping has protected cigarette markets. The 3.2% decline was about 435 million packs, while the 1.4% […]

AWMA show Las Vegas NV – Feb 24-26 2015

Trensdsettah USA, Inc. to Exhibit at 2015 AWMA Marketplace & Solutions Expo Los Angeles, CA – February 17, 2015 – Innovative lifestyle brands manufacturer, Trendsettah USA Inc., is set to exhibit at the AWMA Marketplace & Solutions Expo: The Conference for Convenience Distributors, a trade show for the wholesale distributers of convenience store products February […]

JTI Acquires “Ploom” Intellectual Property Rights from Ploom, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ploom, Inc. announced today that JTI will acquire Ploom’s modelTwo and pods product line – including the “Ploom” trademark – and general intellectual property related to modelTwo and pods. Concurrent with the transaction, Ploom, Inc. will buy back JTI’s minority stake in order to focus on Ploom’s successful PAX business and an expanding […]

Imperial Tobacco Group

Imperial Tobacco Group reported a 4% decline in underlying tobacco volume for its first quarter, in line with the broader market. It also reported a 1% fall in underlying tobacco revenue, blaming the timing of a price increase in addition to reduced trading in Iraq and lower sales in US. Like all tobacco companies it […]

Smoker – survey….Smokers would rather be in debt or lose their job than quit their habit

something which may be of interest – some data from ecigarettedirect. We surveyed 1000 smokers and 20% of them said that smoking helped their career. Other stats included 20% of people believe that smoking has improved their job/career opportunities 45% of women are quitting smoking due to financial issues. 31% of people from London have said that smoking […]

Trendsettah Inc – New Headquarters…. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Miami Headquarters Create Bi-Coastal Presence for Los Angeles-based Trendsettah Inc. – Tobacco, Consumer Products Company’s Distribution, Corporate Office Opens Global Doors   MIAMI, FLORIDA (February 6, 2014) – Trendsettah Inc., a leading tobacco and consumer products company serving the urban and Generation X markets, has opened a new warehouse, distribution, […]