DJ Mix Strawberry Flavored Cigarettes   Leave a comment

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DJ Strawberry New Design


DJ Mix Green Apple Flavored Cigarettes (with Menthol)   Leave a comment

DJ Mix Green Apple Flavored Cigarettes (with Menthol)

Malaysia 2010 : MDNP Dunhill cigarette New & Old Packing   Leave a comment

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U.S. rejects WTO panel on clove cigarette ban   Leave a comment

// GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States rejected on Tuesday a call by Indonesia for a World Trade Organization panel to rule on their dispute over the U.S. ban on clove-flavoured cigarettes.
Like many trade disputes, this turns on health and safety rules, and whether they are being abused to keep out imports.
Indonesia says a U.S. law, implemented in September last year, banning flavoured cigarettes is discriminatory because it covers the clove flavours popular in the Southeast Asian country but excludes menthol cigarettes widely produced in America.
“No one, least of all Indonesia, questions the serious health risks associated with the use of tobacco products,” Indonesian diplomat Nurlaila Nur Muhammad said.
“At the same time, we are at a loss to understand the rationale and justification for the complete ban on clove cigarettes… while menthol cigarettes are excluded from the ban,” she told the WTO’s dispute settlement body.
The U.S. authorities say that flavoured tobacco makes cigarettes more attractive to young people.
The World Health Organisation opposes flavoured tobaccos for that reason. But an official at the WHO’s Tobacco-Free Initiative told Reuters that more research needed to be done into menthol, which appeared to be marketed mainly to women.
“Any additive that changes the flavour is usually done to convey a sense of less danger and whether marketed or not it alters the property of the cigarette in a way that may make them look less harmful — and that we oppose,” Armando Peruga said.

A U.S. official said the ban did not discriminate against any country and Indonesia’s request for a panel to rule on the dispute was premature as a scientific committee set up under the law to examine tobacco products would report by March next year.
Under WTO rules, the defendant in a dispute is allowed to block the creation of a panel at the first request, but cannot obstruct it a second time. Indonesia’s request is likely to go through at the next meeting on July 20.
Clove-flavoured cigarettes, known as kretek, dominate cigarette consumption in Indonesia, the world’s fifth biggest tobacco market, but only small numbers are exported, and the unflavoured sort, or “white sticks”, are gaining in popularity.
U.S. government surveys showed that menthol cigarettes accounted for 44 percent of cigarettes consumed by young people and 28 percent of all consumption, Muhammad said.
Clove cigarettes accounted for less than 0.05 percent of cigarettes smoked by young people, and 0.09 percent of all consumption, before the ban, she said.
The United States imported $15.2 million worth of kretek cigarettes in 2008, of which 99 percent came from Indonesia, according to U.S. data cited by Indonesian officials. Since the ban, sales have fallen to zero.
“In many parts of my country the main source of income and employment is the production of tobacco, clove and cigarettes,” Muhammad said.
“Indeed, well over 6 million Indonesians depend directly or indirectly on clove cigarette production to put food on the table, clothes on their children’s backs and day’s wages in their pocket.”
Foreign tobacco producers, keen to gain a bigger share of the expanding markets for cigarettes in emerging economies, have been buying up Indonesian manufacturers to acquire kretek brands and build on the potential for white stick sales.
In June last year, the world’s no. 2 cigarette maker, British American Tobacco, bought an 85 percent stake in Indonesia’s fourth largest cigarette maker by volume, PT Bentoel Internasional Investama.
Philip Morris International acquired the majority of Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna in 2005. Other Indonesian manufacturers include Gudang Garam and unlisted conglomerate Djarum.
(Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Copyright © 2010 Reuters

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Singapore Cigarettes Prices – Duty Paid vs Duty Free   Leave a comment

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The big sign show that the 200’s KENT cigarettes is only $21 Singapore dollar only ! (approx .USD $15.25,Australia Dollar 16.60)

Singapore Duty Paid Price start from $8.90 to $11.70 per packet.(Australia Dollar $7.10o or US$6.50)

Another Singapore Duty Paid cigarettes & price.Photo taken at mini convenient store in town.

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Australia : cigarette packs to go plain   Leave a comment

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Bright colours, logos, slogans and pictures will be eliminated on cigarette packaging under what the Rudd Government claims will be a world first.

The Government will announce tomorrow that mandatory plain packaging will be required for cigarettes and loose leaf tobacco by January 1, 2012 in an attempt to make smoking less attractive, especially for younger people.

But the move will anger tobacco companies, which insist they are entitled to brand their products because cigarettes remain legal.

Under the proposed changes, only brand and product names will be printed on packets in a standard colour, font and position, along with mandatory health warnings.

Packets will only feature basic product identification for retailers and to minimise risks of counterfeiting.

The Government will test different types of plain packets to find the most unappealing design.

Health experts have argued removing colourful branding will strengthen health warnings and stop manufacturers’ package design techniques that suggest some products are less harmful.

Both the World Health Organisation and the Rudd Government’s Preventative Health Taskforce recommended the introduction of plain packaging.

Some comments /feedback :

1)Thats really stupid i guess…Packaging colour dont creat the temptation to smoke… People will smoke even if cigarettes are sold loose without packaging……

2)Heh! What’s everyone so upset about. Let the smokers smoke, get ill and die. Then we can sit outside at the pub or walk out of a shopping centre without getting their stench on our clothes and in our hair. Dig a big pit and push ’em all in. Problem solved.

3)im not sure but i think alcohol addiction screws ppl up more than the cigs

4)Somehow I find this plain packaging much more attractive! Seriously… :S

5)Absolute joke and waste of time. I have actually just given up smoking. Making a packet plain with no colours will have no effect whatsoever on smokers young or old. If you are a smoker, nothing can make you give up until you are ready, I was just lucky I had a reason that worked for me.

DJ Mix Combo (MDNP-2010)   Leave a comment

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MDNP – Malaysia Duty Free Products

Brand name : DJ MIX (dj mix)

DJ Mix Strawberry

DJ Mix Lemon

DJ Mix Apple

Brand name : PEEL (peel)

Peel Orange

Peel Melon

Peel Sunny Peach

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