The United States’ FDA is set to eventually enact a new rule requiring all cigarettes sold in the country to have “minimally or non-addictive” nicotine levels. more

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The Levant, and by extension also Iraq, is quite a rollercoaster ride when it comes to cigarette marketing;  but a ride that suppliers are willing to take. Tobacco Asia talked to active players in the region. more

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Recent media reports suggest the possibility of a renewed interest in rolling your own cigarettes. more

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Philip Morris International reported that IQOS is now in cities in some 38 countries and that its success outside the United States has been continuing apace but data from Asia indicates that IQOS sales have plateaued in Japan. more

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Nowadays, various types of innovative cigarettes have kept coming on to the market. Under the strong lead of the Chunghwa brand, medium-sized cigarettes have gradually come into public view, trendsetting the industry’s next tide. more

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The United Arab Emirates is host to quite a few cigarette manufacturers that are becoming increasingly active global players. But one of them, BMJ Industries, has chosen a particularly challenging turf shunned by many others: the Near East. more

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Iran is by far the largest cigarette market in the entire Middle East. Following the former state tobacco monopoly’s privatization, the ongoing economic liberalization has increasingly attracted foreign investment. Tobacco Asia takes a closer look. more

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More than 50,000 visitors, 1,500 brand owners, and 350 domestic and foreign media from 45 countries participated in the expo. more

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InterTabac is the world’s largest trade fair for tobacco products and smoking accessories. InterSupply focuses on the supply side of the industry. more

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It is no longer just growers and associations seeking alternative crops to tobacco production. The industry itself has already surrendered to this transition. more

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With Bangladesh’s tobacco production ever increasing, the commodity contributes a sizeable portion of the world’s supplies. Tobacco Asia takes a look at the country’s industry and talks to two of the main players. more

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