With major shakes from FDA regulations in the USA, TPD2 and plain packaging implementations in some European countries, and more stringent measures in markets that had been relatively spared so far, our world is evolving. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Taiwan: A Tough, Mature Market

Courtesy of Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation

When Taiwan’s state tobacco monopoly was abolished in 2002, competition between the local TTL Corp. and foreign tobacco companies started heating up. But a plethora of tough regulations make the country a difficult place to handle for everybody. more

Mar 10, 2017 8:52 PM Features

Malawi: Premium Burley to the World

Courtesy of Premium Tama Tobacco Malawi Ltd.

Geographically relatively obscure, the African country of Malawi nevertheless has a global reputation for producing the finest burley leaf outside the US. TOBACCO ASIA talks to some of the main players. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Features

As counterfeiters of brand cigarettes are becoming increasingly skilled in perfecting the art of emulating cigarette packaging, TOBACCO ASIA explores what tobacco companies can do to stem the tide and how packaging manufacturers assist them. more

Mar 9, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The vapor market is continuing to grow exponentially with both Europe and America leading the charge. more

Mar 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Russia, until recently a veritable paradise for smokers, is now a new battleground where over-eager politicians are attempting to legislate smoking out of existence. more

Mar 13, 2017 9:08 PM Features

China’s tobacco industry needs to be persistent to innovate and develop new products to recover lost sales over the past year stemming from sluggish economic performance nationwide. more

Mar 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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