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Tobacco Production and Trade

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Tobacco Production

Asia, at about 60 % of the total, is the major tobacco manufacturing region with China only owing about 36 %. The shares of India, South America (primarily Brazil), and mainly Africa (Zimbabwe, Malawi) have not ceased growing. The share of Europe (which includes Eastern Europe) decreased and that of the US continued to be similar.

Cigarette manufacturers intensively use of domestic tobaccos. However, about 30 % of world tobacco manufacture is traded throughout the world. There are a number of factors for this. First, particular big tobacco cultivating countries as Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania produce a small number of tobacco products of their own. Second, certain significant cigarette and cigar making countries do not cultivate any tobacco locally. The Netherlands one of the world’s major cigarette and cigar exporters is one of them. Others like Japan, Germany or Russia do not manufacture sufficient to meet demand. A third cause is that the majority of cigarettes sold these days are mixed cigarettes that mean they possess a blend of diverse tobaccos. A small number of cigarette making countries cultivate all of these tobaccos.

The majority of cigarettes are currently consumed and manufactured in Asia. This is not a big surprise taking into account the region’s large share of world population. Within Asia, China alone creates 30 % of world overall. The growing share of Asia has occurred at the cost of Europe and North America, which observed their share of the world total decrease.

In China, local demand for cigarettes is mainly fulfilled by domestic manufacturing. Official numbers reveal that the country trades virtually nothing. Exports and imports constitute less than 2 % of the national need or production. India is situated in an identical situation.

In some other countries, local demand is also primarily fulfilled by local production but, on top of that, they are significant exporters. The United States is a very good example. It imports very few cigarettes, but it exports 1/3 of its production. It is the world’s major exporter, owning more than 20 % of world exports. Exports became gradually more significant for US producers in the 1980s when local demand began its long decrease. In the late 1990s, however, US manufacturers of cigarettes came to deal with severe problems when cigarette exports became weaker at a time when local demand was affected by the price boosts following the Master Settlement Agreement.

The last group is composed of countries that depend on a great extent on imports to meet the domestic demand. Illustrations are Russia, Japan and several countries in the Middle East which do not have any manufacturing of their own.

More Info:
http://www.ttb.gov/tobacco/tobacco-faqs.shtml
https://www.lib.umn.edu/bell/tradeproducts/tobacco
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/economics/econ_facts/

Marlboro Country

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Marlboro Country
Marlboro is a brand of cigarette.It is well known for its stand advertisements of the Marlboro cowboy. Nowadays its the bestseller-cigarette-brand all around the world. Philip Morris, a London-based cigarette producer, created a New York branch in 1903 to sell some of its cigarette brands, which include Marlboro too. By 1925 they made advertisement of Marlboro cigarettes as a lady’s cigarettes based on the ads slogan “Mild As May”.

The Marlboro cigarette brand was sold in this role until 1940 year when the Marlboro cigarette brand stumbled and was removed from the cigarette market for a while. In the 1945, three cigarette brands: Lucky Strike cigarettes, Camel cigarettes, and Chesterfield cigarettes showed up and established a company hold on the cigarette market. But, in the 1950s Marlboro cigarettes impressively came back. Marlboro cigarettes posted a new Marlboro man image in promotion and the sales soar up by 5000%.Marlboro Women

During the same time the journal published a series of articles about smoking Marlboro cigarettes. Philip Morris began a legacy of bold moves to meet market challenges by taking a virtually unknown woman’s cigarette and reintroducing it with a new masculine face and filter in the midst of the first lung cancer reports.

Philip Morris Cigarette Company and the other cigarette companies began to market filtered cigarettes. The new Marlboro cigarettes with a filtered tip were launched in the beginning of the 1955 year.

The brand is named after Great Marlborough Street, the location of its original London factory.

More Info:
Marlboro Country
Marlborocounty.sc.gov
www.cigarettespub.biz/marlboro
Marlboro Man




Gangnam Cigarettes to Hit Ontario Tobacco Market

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Gangam Style In a few days all convenience shops throughout Ontario will begin selling cigarettes, Gangnam style. In February Canadian Tobacco and Global an Ontario cigarette retailer composed of 38 Korean-Canadian convenience store proprietors, will launch three cigarette brands, such as Gangnam, which company leader James Kang claims that it is not called after the mega-popular song by South Korean rapper Psy.

Although the popularity of “Gangnam Style” will potentially attract interest to the new smoking product, which is produced by a Canadian company Kang won’t identify, he underlines that even the song name comes from an upscale neighborhood in Seoul.

Amongst people familiarized with Korean culture, he claims, the name Gangnam would speak out loud in any case. But joining his wagon to Psy’s 1.27 billion YouTube page views doesn’t harm. “Gangnam Style by Psy is famous, however Gangnam (the local community) is well-known in Korea, as well,” Kang explained in an interview.

Kang states company representatives have taken into consideration almost 100 names for the three cigarette brands before deciding on “Midas,” “C38” and “Gangnam,” although he affirms the product isn’t focused on the Korean-Canadian community. “We completely focus on all the convenience outlets,” Kang stated, underlining that he plans to spread the innovative cigarette brands to 8,000 convenience shops across the region. Kang states the company was established two years ago, when he and other Korean-Canadian convenience store proprietors, disappointed about the quantity they were paying for tobacco products from Ontario’s tobacco vendors, created a tobacco wholesale company.

A news distribution marketing the introduction of the new cigarettes identifies them as “high quality products” striking the market after approximately 18 months of examining. Using appealing pop-cultural gadgets to sell cigarettes had an opposite effect in the past.

Back in the 1980s, best-selling Camel cigarettes depicted the mascot Joe Camel in all advertisements, however was later sued by anti-smoking supporters who suggested that Camel used a cartoon character to market their cigarettes among people too young to purchase them legally.
Camel ultimately resolved the dispute and completely stopped using the Joe Camel mascot.

More Info:
‘Gangnam Style’ Boosts South Korean Brand
Cigarettes named Psy’s ‘Gangnam’ to be showcased in Canada
Local wholesaler to introduce Gangnam cigarettes

Smoking in Cooking Shows

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

smoking in "Top Chef" or "Hell's Kitchen" It is currently a typical scene in cooking shows as for instance “Top Chef” or “Hell’s Kitchen” – the stressed-out participants talking over several packages of cigarettes.

There are less and less TV shows these days that display smoking. However clouds of smoke have been a notable aspect of this season of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” as the participants worry over their preparing dishes, and rehash the earlier episode. On the final year’s season of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” Justin Antiorio of Lyndhurst – the show’s host was often seen smoking as he announced menus and dinner services.

Antiorio stated that cigarette use during the taping “was the unique thing we could actually control” in a firmly supervised environment under the continuous glare of television cameras. . “The only thing we could do is smoke and drink as many Red Bulls as we wished.”

That the food industry is stuffed of cigarettes won’t amaze anybody who’s ever seen chefs on a smoke break. One TV show known as “Blueprint to Quit” even lately chose a notable New York restaurateur, Joe Bastianich, as a paid spokesman.
Antiorio stated the stress of the show was so fantastic that certain of his fellow non-smoking participants were lighting up.
“When I worked at the 21 Club, I could run out and smoke a cigarette between services. After pre-theater, I would go to light up, not mostly for a cigarette, but simply because you are inside this building all the day, so you need a particular escape, to get out, even for five minutes.”

“Food advertisement is a big deal,” Dobbins pointed out. “Cooks need to think about the impact they’re producing on their peers and on people whose goal it is to become a chef like them – and take the chance to encourage a healthier lifestyle.”
Smoking “does changes your taste, 100 %,” Antiorio stated. But “you should keep in mind that our palates are so skilled – we do this each day. You would probably taste lobster once in two months; I can taste it for more than six times per week.”