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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

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM , , , Features

Oettinger Davidoff AG recently acquired a majority interest in Bluebell Cigars (Asia) Ltd., its Asia distributor, going into effect as of January 1. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Products

Vaping is soaring in popularity in Malaysia, the largest e-cigarette market in the Asia-Pacific region, but authorities are threatening to ban the habit for health reasons – a move that has sparked anger from growing legions of aficionados. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM E-Cigs

E-cigarettes continue to grow in popularity with users around the world. While the popularity of e-cigarettes in Asia has not reached levels as high as in the US or in Europe, there has been a definite upswing. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

See our conversation with Dag Holmboe, c.e.o Asia-Pacific for The Pacific Cigar Company Ltd., the exclusive distributor for all Cuban cigars in Asia-Pacific. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

While minds are often turned to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, or Honduras for tobacco growing areas, one tends to forget or ignore that Asia also has a long history of cultivating tobacco, and with very respectable results. more

May 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


From the Associate editor


Another big year
for the industry

The tobacco industry has always shown that, in the face of challenges, it is not only resilient but also consistently innovative.

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