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New Design for Camel Blue

Friday, February 12th, 2016

new cabel blue
Japan Tobacco International is releasing limited edition packages of its bestselling Camel cigarette brand. The dynamic-looking packages of Camel Blue brand will be offered on its king size 10’s & 20’s package formats.

Introduced in 1913, Camel is a smooth tasting American blend cigarette marketed in over 110 countries throughout the world. Offered from October 1 2015, the new style will help strengthen Camel’s place in the premium cigarette segment.
While preserving exactly the same quality smooth tasting American tobacco mixture that has become associated with the brand, the house modernization will offer a modern design that present adult Camel smokers expect to have.

Jeremy Blackburn, JTI head of communications stated: “Camel cigarettes is a long-standing accomplishment story within the premium cigarette segment. Keeping about 17.1% share of the Ready Made Cigarette (RMC) tobacco market, the premium segment continues to be considerable for retailers and this house modernization involving both the 10s and 20s package sizes will further more fortify retailer chance for good margins.”

“The limited edition packages are created to celebrate Camel’s on-going creativeness, vibrancy and creativity,” Jeremy Blackburn added.

Tobacco, petrol and alcohol: How much have they been hiked in the last 20 years?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

alcohol THEY’RE CALLED THE old reliables, and with good reason.
Excise duties on tobacco, petrol and alcohol have always been a mainstay of budget day. For three main reasons, their effect is obvious, they kick in straight away, and the increases are resistant to change in behaviour, meaning they’re a dependable indirect form of taxation.

But how reliable are they? Well, six successive Governments feel increasing the excise duty on cigarettes is a pretty safe bet considering they’ve done it in 19 of the last 25 budgets.

The biggest increase on cigarettes came in 2000 and 2003 when Charlie McCreevy hiked the price of a pack of 20 by 63c* and 50c respectively.

Adding up all the hikes on cigarettes between 1990 and last year, the Government have added an extra €4 onto the the price of a standard 20 packed of cigarettes since 1990.

That figure is merely the total increase in excise duties, it takes account for the euro switch over in 2001 but does not include inflation or changes to VAT.

Excise duty on cigarettes has increased by 45c over the course of the last three budgets while the period between 2007-2010 saw an increase of €1.05.

Of course, governments argue that the excise increases in both cigarettes and petrol are about more than just revenue raising. They’re about changing habits, and in the case of cigarettes in particular, there’s broad support for the measures even if they penalise smokers financially.

As summed up by Brian Cowen when announcing a 30c per pack hike in 2008:

This increase serves to underline the desire of us all to curtail the consumption of tobacco in the interests of improved public health. I believe this measure should be welcomed generally.

Despite being considered part of the old reliables, petrol and diesel increases are a little less clear cut in how their excise has increased. This is because different years have seen different levies on different types of fuel. In the early 1990s for example, Minsters for Finance were cutting the excise duty on unleaded cars to steer people towards more environmentally friendly fuels.

Over the last 20 budgets though excise duty on petrol has been raised 12 times, usually by between 2c to 5c per litre. There have been no increases over the last to years, likely because the four years previous saw four successive excise hikes on petrol totalling 17.6c a litre.

Source: Thejournal

Drum (tobacco)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Drum (tobacco) Drum is a brand of fine-cut handrolling tobacco. It was originally produced and distributed by the Dutch Douwe Egberts corporation. Douwe Egberts was purchased by the Sara Lee Corporation, which sold Drum to Imperial Tobacco, the current British producer. Drum is considered halfzware (Dutch for “half-strength”) type tobacco, although the flavors and cuts are not the same due to different methods of curing. Imperial also produces Drum in gold (blonde) and light (mild) varieties.

Drum (tobacco)

Drum is worldwide the #1 brand for shag tobacco. Before Sara Lee sold their Drum and Van Nelle tobacco section to Imperial the main factories for Drum were Drachten and Joure. The factory in Drachten was closed directly after the move to Imperial in 1989 and IT decided to further integrate the production within Douwe Egberts / Van Nelle (DEVN) which also had production facilities in the nearby Joure (30 km) and Meppel (60 km). IT invested 22 million guilders (€ 10 million) in new machinery for the remaining locations.[2] Drum Tobacco is also produced outside the Netherlands in several factories of the Imperial Tobacco group.

Drum (tobacco)




Davidoff ID Flavour

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Davidoff ID
The great design even extends to the cig itself. The filter dosent usually house a design this does it says ID all over it it looks nice we then have two bands and it says Davidoff ID the designings on the cig looks great. Looks very well made no lose tobacco, papers got a OK roll on it. Dark coloured tobacco . Smells a bit like coco , dry drag sweet flavour to it. lets get lit up. First drag, very smooth flavour really easy going down every even burn  from the start.

Great flavour for a 10 tar 0.8 nic and 10 carbon m im surprised at how smooth it is to smoke. Real full body to it , half way down getting a nice nicotine hit ive already had a few of these and to me this is a perfect cigarette nice burn time smooth smoke good nicotine hit. Its hard for me to describe flavours as some times its better to try them for yourself but its really good, different to other cigs it does stand out , but in a good way. Toward the end it does become a little harsher but is still a smooth smoke. Flavour stays consistent.Worth getting if you can get them where they are stocked.

Davidoff ID

Good points

-Great flavour stays consistent different from other brand available , its very unique and is great.
– Good burn time and every a even burn.
-Amazing pack design and cig design.
– Great nicotine hit.
Davidoff ID




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

Sales of Flavored Smoking Products on the Rise

Monday, January 21st, 2013

flavored smoking productsAnn Marie Bossard, representative of the Anthracite Newstand, has observed that the sales of flavored smoking products increase as the price of cigarettes has jumped and the economy has slowed. So teen and women are the major tobacco customers. As she spoke several days ago about the wide range of flavored cigars currently available, from vanilla to cherry, rum to mango, Avery Bradford came in to purchase a package of Cafe Creme Italian Macchiato cigars. The 18-year-old stated he likes more the flavored cigars than other smoking products and the cost of $4.79 is much lower than on the majority cigarettes. He stated that his peers also indulge in the flavored-smoking products.

Bradford is a perfect illustration of why Pennsylvania and other states are faltering when it comes to combating Big Tobacco and stopping manufacturers from advertising tobacco products to a young generation of potential smokers. At $1.60, Pennsylvania is below the figures in nearby regions which includes Maryland with $2; New Jersey -$2.70 and New York, which at $4.35, has the greatest excise tax in the country. Nevertheless it wasn’t the tobacco tax rate that raised the anger of the association. In fact it was its shortage of taxes on tobacco products such as cigars, smokeless tobacco and hookah tobacco.

Pennsylvania is the one state that never taxes these tobacco products, though it thinks to make small cigars regarded as cigarettes for taxation reasons. “By not obtaining a level playing field with tobacco taxes, we are viewing market changes from cigarettes to lower taxed and consequently more lower-priced smoking products. This signifies that candy-flavored cigars are alluring future generation to become hooked on nicotine,” stated Paul G. Billings representative of the American Lung Association.

Even though flavored cigars were available practically at the same price range as particular cigarette brands, a lot of them were less than $2, so people see difference and choose those products determined by that difference. It is evident that the inexpensive flavored tobacco products led to more sales. “We are confronted with a powerful, ever-evolving tobacco industry that’s decided to keep its market share at the cost of our children and present smokers,” stated Billings.

Bossard mentioned she didn’t consider instituting a tax on cigars and other smoking products would demonstrate to a decrease in sales. “It wouldn’t change anything,” she concluded.

Philip Morris International – The Best Dividend Growth Company

Monday, January 14th, 2013

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Philip Morris International (PMI) within the last years has executed diverse shareholder useful policies. The giant cigarette manufacturer has been involved in a significant share repurchase program and has been growing its dividend since its spin off from Altria in March 28, 2008. PMI has also raised its revenue at a stable tempo while also taking benefits of historically poor interest rates to decrease its interest expenditure. Nowadays Philip Morris is trading for $88.72 as of November 23, 2012. With its present quarterly dividend of about $0.85, the yield totals to $3.40 per year, or 3.5%

PMI has been increasing its dividend at a mean rate of approximately 15% since its spin off from in 2008. Its 2008 dividend constituted $1.84 in comparison to present day’s dividend of $3.40; this is similar to an 85% boost in the dividend in only 5 years.

The manufacturer has also been employed in a hostile repurchase program since 2008. The company has repurchased approximately $26 billion to date. This is approximately 25% of the whole shares outstanding since it was spun off.

Marlboro producer has been raising its revenue at a steady pace if you leave out the effect of foreign currencies. For the third quarter of 2012 the company announced $1.32 in earnings per share (EPS), lower 2.5% versus the $1.35 claimed in the third quarter 2011. Not including currency, reported EPS came in at about $1.39, up 3.0%. For timeframe before to 2012 EPS increase has averaged over 18% per year except currencies. Year to date (YTD) altered EPS ex currency is higher by 10.9 in comparison to previous year. The company has forecasted middle to long run currency neutral EPS advancement rate of between 10% to 12%. YTD net profits increased up 5.5% except currency compared to previous year. PMI has averaged a 65% dividend payout rate within the last eight quarters. Within the third quarter of the 2012 the payout ratio constituted 60% in comparison to the 55% payout ratio within the third quarter of 2011.

The leading cigarette producer has demonstrated an amazing job supporting its balance sheet since its spin off in 2008. The mean coupon yield for its long lasting debt has decreased 25% from 5.5% in 2008 to a predicted 4.5% in 2012. The regular time to maturity for its long run debt has boosted 3 years from 7.3 years in 2008 to about 10.5 years in 2012. For those who are looking for a profitable dividend growth PMI is the best variant.

More about PMI:

http://www.pmi.com/
http://investors.pmi.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Morris_International
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PM
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/pm