Despite government efforts to tighten tobacco controls, simplifying cigarette packaging with picture health warnings proves to be quite difficult in China due to stiff corporate resistance and cultural traditions. more »

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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Aficionados have a real and strong passion for the best-known production of these countries and might have recurrent dreams about them, but how many actually visit the birthplaces of their favourite cigars? more »

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Despite influencing factors, the two leading tobacco manufacturers in the East Asia market has been able to increase their overseas markets while handling challenged domestic ones. more »

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Once upon a time, InterTabac was a small regional tobacco tradefair for tobacco retailers in the North Rhine-Westphalia area of Germany. In the last 10 years, InterTabac has become the dominant global exhibition for tobacco products and accessories. more »

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Tobacco excise taxes often exceed half of the retail price. Looking at the percentage of excise in the cost of cigarettes, Cuba leads the pack, followed by the UK and Australia. more »

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Wenzhou City has been remarkably successful in cigarette sales promotion using innovative techniques amid the current adversity in tobacco trade seen as part of a general slowdown in economic development in China. more »

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Part of our ongoing series on independent leaf suppliers, TOBACCO ASIA is venturing to opposite ends of the globe, introducing a cooperative in Kentucky as well as what is called the first privately operated leaf processor in Laos. more »

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Figures given to Tobacco Asia from Nicos Gleoudis Kavex S.A., show that 2015 production dropped from 2014 levels in all the main oriental tobacco producing countries, as shown in the charts. more »

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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EU tobacco products
directive still clouded

The European Union's Tobacco Products Directive took effect in May but much remains to be resolved. Countries were to enact laws to support the effort but many lag behind. The EU has been working for two years to get all 28 countries on board but mch still needs to be done.

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