Feds Say Drop in Cash Spent on Cigarette Promotion

Aug 1, 2011 Full story: The Daily News

The nation's top tobacco companies are spending less money on cigarette advertising and promotion and more money on promoting smokeless tobacco products, according to the latest data from the Federal Trade Commission.

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jon

Eatontown, NJ

#1 Aug 2, 2011
tobacco road all over again.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#2 Aug 2, 2011
There's an RJR quote from some time back about the need to find another addictive product because the public was becoming resistant to putting up with cigarettes/smoking. It would probably, they said, involve nicotine.
jon

Eatontown, NJ

#3 Aug 3, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
There's an RJR quote from some time back about the need to find another addictive product because the public was becoming resistant to putting up with cigarettes/smoking. It would probably, they said, involve nicotine.
rai ceo said there are 45 million smokers, steadily.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#4 Aug 3, 2011
jon wrote:
<quoted text>rai ceo said there are 45 million smokers, steadily.
Regardless, cigarette sales are down. The majors posted huge profits last quarter only by raising the price per unit. There are multiple threads on the forum relating to that.

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