Monthly Archives: July 2013

Philip Morris profits down 8 percent in second quarter 2013

Oh, happy day. Philip Morris (Altria), the No. 1 private cigarette manufacturer in the world, saw its profits drop a dramatic 8 percent in the second quarter of 2013, mostly due to lagging sales. Philip Morris shares dropped 2.5 percent … Continue reading

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Good news everyone … teen smoking reported at lowest point ever

This is such good news, I’m actually having difficulty believing it at face value. (Too good to be true syndrome…). According to a federal study (called the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics), the rate of teen smoking … Continue reading

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Keanu Reeves does not approve of you smoking!

From the new movie “Generation Um” Hah, I actually saw something like this about 10 years ago, in which a drunk chick threw a massive temper tantrum for being told a bar was a non-smoking establishment and she stomped out … Continue reading

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Oops, “Smokers’ glitch” means smokers won’t pay more for “Obamacare” coverage — for the moment

Hah, OK, this is actually kind of funny. An example of government bureaucracy at its best. Under the Affordable Care Act, smokers were looking at paying up to 50 percent more than non-smokers through government insurance plans sold to small … Continue reading

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