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No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes

Supporters of electronic cigarettes say e cigs are the future, and claim they are cheaper, cleaner and cooler than smoking. Photo: Reuters

Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the UN calls “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced”.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 2:33pm 1 comment

Marlboro recruits smokers to its battle against plain packaging

Marlboro recruits smokers to its battle against plain packaging

With their backs to the wall amid increasingly tough regulations, as well as the looming threat of having to remove all branding from cigarette packets, tobacco companies need all the allies they can find.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:19am

It's a wrap, gents

The look: Gianfranco Ferre

The look: C'N'C by CoSTUME NATIONAL

The look: Byford

The look: Brooks Brothers

Wooyoungmi coat from Seibu, HK$8,880

Reiss jacket, HK$4,899

S. T. Dupont suede coat, HK$19,800

MCS Marlboro Classics trench coat, price on request

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Loophole will let tobacco firms keep banned words

A loophole in reforms to Hong Kong's smoking law means as many as 71 cigarette brands can still carry the banned descriptions 'light' and 'mild' in a development that has angered lawmakers and anti-smoking campaigners.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Price war on cheap cigarettes attacked

Anti-smoking campaigners say cuts aim to get more smoking before ban bites

The tobacco price war is being extended from premium brands to cheap cigarettes - a move anti- tobacco campaigners condemned as aimed at getting more people to take up the habit before a smoking ban in restaurants dents sales.

17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

A winning presidential character

As usual, the American presidential election was a battle between competing truths, starting with a struggle over exactly what to fight about. Each camp naturally promoted the issues on which their man was more likely to score points. However, the 'character' factor invariably rises to the surface, and with particular buoyancy in a time of crisis. President George W.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Pullout forces tennis chiefs to court new sponsor

The sponsor of Hong Kong's richest annual tennis tournament has pulled out.

But officials are optimistic they will find a replacement for Marlboro for the October event.

The cigarette company was believed to have paid close to US$3 million (HK$23.19 million) for last year's Marlboro Championships, including US$220,000 to champion Byron Black, of Zimbabwe.

10 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Richest race

Philip Morris has increased its sponsorship of the 17-stage 1997 Marlboro Tour of the Philippines to US$340,000 from $260,000, making it the richest all-Asian cycling tour.

29 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Anti-ad group got it right

I HAVE had to endure an unpleasant environment, where people living around me smoke, for the past 20 years.

Many of these smokers eventually die from lung cancer and heart disease, as a direct result of their smoking.

In spite of this direct link between disease and cigarettes, people keep on smoking.

6 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Ivanisevic ready to hit form

ACE machine Goran Ivanisevic is confident he can pull himself out of a recent slump by the time he competes in this month's Marlboro Championships at Victoria Park.

6 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Chinese opt for national competition

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of the highly successful national soccer league, China's basketball authorities will run their first nationwide club championship for men's teams starting in February.

IMG, the company which marketed the Marlboro soccer league on the mainland, is also behind this venture, being responsible for marketing and television rights sales.

7 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Adventurers given Wild West chance

PHILIP Morris Asia has launched its Marlboro Adventure Team programme in Hong Kong through long-term ad agency Leo Burnett.

The competition will send eight winners on an intensive nine-day adventure holiday in the American Wild West.

13 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Creative job

LEO Burnett has appointed Thomas Schulze as regional creative director for the Philip Morris Asia account. In eight years with Burnett, Mr Schulze has worked primarily on the Marlboro account. He spent the last three years in Frankfurt and, five years prior to that, in Chicago as art director.

30 Jun 1993 - 12:00am