China’s Tobacco Industry Steps Up Structural Reform

Amid a slowdown in the development of Chinese economy, the tobacco industry is stepping up structural reform in line with central government planning. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

A Dismal Season for Tobacco Ends in the US

The 2015 tobacco season in the United States will be remembered as one in which the production prospects started low and just kept going down. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Independent Leaf Suppliers Secure Their Fair Share in Global Business

While the global leaf tobacco trade is dominated by large multinationals, independent suppliers fill a gap through fast response times and the ability to fill specialized orders. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Chinese News Media Bias Tobacco Control Coverage

Chinese news media played up public concerns about hazards of cigarette smoking in reporting results of a recent research report. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Regulating E-cigarettes Right: Tobacco Product, Not Medicinal

E-cigarettes continue to grow in popularity with users around the world. While the popularity of e-cigarettes in Asia has not reached levels as high as in the US or in Europe, there has been a definite upswing. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


Photo courtesy of Shishapresso S.A.L.

Shishapresso Continues Innovation Drive

The Shishapresso system revolutionized hookah smoking. But the company behind it doesn’t rest on its laurels and has recently introduced several improvements. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


Ralph Dinkel

Cigar Accessories: Vital to the Perfect Smoke

The cigar world has extended its sophistication to its accessories, which can reflect their owners’ sense of style as much as their choice in cars or clothes. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

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Is the Australian government delaying a “post-implementation review” on its introduction of plain package cigarettes?

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