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The newly minted Tobacco Authority of Thailand plans to introduce its Chinese cigarettes to the market this October, targeting the increasing number of Chinese visitors to the country. more

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The managing director of the state-run Thailand Tobacco Monopoly says the agency is required to buy domestic tobacco at “unusually high prices.” more

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Kiev-based Imperial Tobacco Production Ukraine’s net loss fell by 77.3% in 2017. more

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Japan Tobacco saw a 7.3% increase in international cigarette sales volume in the first quarter of 2018, having shipped 98 billion units. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on, hurt by a sharp drop in domestic cigarette sales as more smokers switch to vaping products and more smokers are quitting than expected. more

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Imperial Brands stemmed the decline in cigarette sales volumes in the second half of this year by focusing on key brands and controlling price hikes. more

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For years, Indonesia defied the global cigarette trend but that narrative changed in 2016. The market lost its resilience, and for the first time in nine years, cigarette sales in Indonesia declined. more

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Niche cigarette products have turned out to be powerful weapons for China’s tobacco industry in their efforts to revive cigarette sales and reverse an unprecedented sales slump last year. more

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The tobacco industry in Japan is suffering from demographic changes. The decreasing and aging population of Japan is reducing smoking prevalence. more

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Smokers in the UK no longer are able to buy smaller packs of cigarettes and rolling tobacco. more

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An excise tax hike on tobacco products has been in effect since February, from 87% to 90%. more

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China’s tobacco industry needs to be persistent to innovate and develop new products to recover lost sales over the past year stemming from sluggish economic performance nationwide. more

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently finalized a rule known as the Deeming Regulation but when all the facts are known, some enduring myths about the new regulations emerge from the mist. more

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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

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Japan Tobacco Inc., Asia’s largest listed cigarette maker, raised its full-year forecast by less than most analysts expected as a stronger yen eroded the value of overseas sales and price increases undermined domestic demand for cigarettes. more

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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

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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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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

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California recently became the second state in the US to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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