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The Irish market for menthol cigarettes was estimated to be worth €250 million before the ban.

European Commission officials have written to representatives of the tobacco industry to say it is up to member states, including Ireland, to investig(...)

Philip Morris said: “The phrase ‘menthol blend’ should not have been used in the advert because the product does not contain any menthol.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Philip Morris, the company that makes Marlboro cigarettes, has told Irish retailers it made a “mistake” by running an advertisement in the trade press(...)

The Irish menthol market was worth up to €250 million annually before the ban. Photograph: iStock

Few industries navigate regulatory waters as treacherous as those surrounding big tobacco. Cigarettes are possibly the most tightly controlled consume(...)

One of four oils by George Earl, estimate range £1,500-£3,500 each

While tobacco packaging today features blood-curdling images, in an effort to steer smokers away from the addictive habit, this was not always the cas(...)

E-cigarettes have been a divisive topic in the public health community

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced sweeping new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popul(...)

School children around the world are being exposed on a daily basis to cigarette advertising and promotions by a tobacco industry that needs to recrui(...)

German share price index, DAX board,  in Frankfurt,  November 21st. Photograph: Reuters/Staff/Remote

Major world stock markets rose and government bond yields fell on Tuesday as a combination of strong corporate profits, steady global growth and low i(...)

Big tobacco companies have fought vigorously against the Australian government’s plain packaging laws since they were introduced in 2011. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris will be forced to pay millions of dollars in legal fees to Australia after its failed case against plain packaging (...)

The introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in Ireland has moved a step closer after the European Court of Justice rejected a case brough(...)

Turnover at JTI Ireland fell to just over €652 million last year, compared with almost €659 million in 2013. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Pretax profit at tobacco distributor JTI Ireland rose sharply in 2014 despite a fall-off in demand for cigarettes in the Irish market. Accounts for(...)

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