Chinese electronic cigarette manufacturers now face both opportunities and challenges in production and sales at international markets due to the adoption of stringent new rules by the US Food and Drug Administration. more

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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Caroline Bronckers

Conventional wisdom says nicotine is highly addictive and thus has harmful effects on our health. There have also been numerous studies and research that have reached the opposite conclusion – that nicotine, in fact, has beneficial qualities. more

May 11, 2017 12:00 AM Features

In a region where RYO is uncommon, rolling paper sales remain sluggish compared with the rest of the world. International paper companies primarily concentrate on maintaining a brand presence, holding up their hopes that better times might arrive. more

May 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Where the best cigars come from is a long-debated topic amongst cigar connoisseurs. Many swear by Cuban cigars as the gold standard. Others say that while they are of excellent quality, Cuban cigars are not necessarily the best. more

May 16, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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One may adore, loathe, or just ignore buzz words like “industry 4.0”, “the internet of things”, or “smart computerization”, but one thing is for certain: the wheels are turning and the future is unstoppable. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Despite living under a cloud of regulatory threats, flavor capsule cigarettes continued to make inroads in in global markets. more

May 19, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Greek Leaf: Out of the Doldrums Yet?

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The Balkan region has a long tradition of tobacco growing. Greece is no exception and is indeed one of the world’s foremost suppliers of oriental leaf. Nevertheless, the country’s growers and traders have experienced a veritable rollercoaster ride. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Kavex: Supplying the World from Thessaloniki

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Having managed to survive the economic upheaval that gripped Greece in recent years and saw the demise of many local tobacco merchants, Nicos Gleoudis Kavex S.A. has emerged as a stronger entity, selling its products on four continents. more

May 23, 2017 12:00 AM Features

SEKE: Quality Leaf from Greece’s Largest Supplier

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With multinationals comprising its by far largest customer segment, SEKE S.A. is today Greece’s top tobacco merchant by total volume and value, making the cooperative a poster child for Greece’s economic recovery. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

China’s tobacco industry has managed to increase earnings from leaf production to encourage farmers to continue growing tobacco while taking steps to reduce the output over the past three years, in response to government efforts to cut inventories. more

May 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Lumina Cigarette Tipping: A Stylish New Safety Feature

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Cigarette manufacturers are always looking for effective ways to protect their products against counterfeiting. Innovative Austrian company TANNPAPIER’s ingenious “Lumina Tipping” technology not only achieves that. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

With latest regulations placing bans on flavored and menthol cigarettes, consumers are increasingly finding it much more difficult to enjoy their smoking experience. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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