Cigars as we know them now are a fairly recent product but they have actually been around for a very long time and have a fascinating history. more »

Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Serena Williams said it. Even Coco Chanel may have said it. “Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!” Those words have rung true for decades in the fashion world and lend themselves perfectly to the new world of electronic vaping. more »

Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Cigarette marketing methods in China are undergoing a “reverse transformation” to a pattern of "promotion from the consumption, retail, and commercial sectors to the manufacturing sector." more »

Sep 4, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Tobacco Leaf Track & Trace Laborious but Indispensable

Photo courtesy Alliance One International

It’s been long-standing industry consensus that tobacco leaf must be tracked and traced in an uninterrupted chain from grower to manufacturing facility. While the majority of parties involved comply, there are always those who flaunt the system. more »

Sep 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Santa Cruz do Sul the Brazilian Tobacco Capital

Photo courtesy Souza Cruz

With its gross per capita income 2.5 times larger than the entire state of Rio Grande do Sul, even those who are not huge fans of cigars and cigarettes are celebrating the tobacco industry in Santa Cruz do Sul. more »

Sep 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

High-Quality Leaf from Indonesia The Merchants’ P.O.V.

Photo courtesy of Alliance One International

The Indonesian archipelago looks back at a long history of cultivating tobacco crops. But what are merchants doing to maintain and improve high-quality output to help Indonesian tobacco stay competitive in the world market? more »

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Features

High Quality Tobacco graphic

Source: FAOSTAT

Due to environmental effects brought on by Mount Raung’s eruption, Indonesia’s total tobacco growing area in 2015 was reduced. more »

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Features

China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial Co., Ltd. – operator of the tobacco industry in east China’s Jiangxi Province – strives to make its leading cigarette brand, Jinsheng, more competitive by significantly improving appearance, flavor and marketability. more »

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Features


From the Publisher header


 

Baby. Bathwater.
Throw out much?

One would think the invention of reduced risk products would be welcomed by the
anti-tobacconists. Isn’t the very core of their existence the goal of reducing exposure to smoke and
smoking related diseases? But they are unsettled and unable to fully enjoy the success
of their regulatory labor and continue their march against e-cigarettes.

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