Cigars: Spotlight on Honduras

LUC MONNET

One of the top cigar countries, Honduras is often in the limelight, and for good reason. During a recent trip in March, it was obvious that the future of the country is very close to the future of its cigars, and vice-versa. more

Jul 11, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The tobacco industry in Japan is suffering from demographic changes. The decreasing and aging population of Japan is reducing smoking prevalence. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

For global players like Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco, South Korea is a lucrative market which sits amongst its top five Asia Pacific markets in terms of volume contribution. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

China’s tobacco industry looks forward to enjoying favorable conditions in its drive to “go global,” due to the implementation of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the so-called “Belt and Road” initiative. more

Jul 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial Co. representatives say the company sees value in developing new types of tobacco products. Now they take a look at so-called heat-not-burn products using a new type of heating device. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Italian leaf suppliers love to put passion into their lives - and their tobacco product. But like elsewhere in the world, they are also facing tough market conditions and stiff competition. Tobacco Asia talks to a colorful array of players. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Sorting It All Out

Erik Krueger

Efficient and reliable removal of NRTM and NDTP from tobacco at the threshing and primary stages is a crucial task that not only ensures final product quality but also helps prevent potential equipment damage. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Already considered the world’s largest trade fair for tobacco products and smoking accessories, this year’s InterTabac exhibition taking place in September at Messe Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Tobacco growers urge governments to open talks in order to promote discussion with governments and international bodies about the challenges the sector faces due to a decrease in demand for tobacco products in a lack of alternative crops. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Packaging: It Couldn’t Be Any Plainer

Images courtesy of Imperial Brands Plc, left, and Japan Tobacco International, right

Plain packaging continues to rear its head with the United Kingdom being is the latest country to introduce it. But does plain packaging have the deterring effect regulators claim? more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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