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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

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM Features

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

Sep 12, 2017 10:00 AM Features

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

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

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

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

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

Mar 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Sep 12, 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

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

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News


From the Associate editor


Shining a light
on FDA's policies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been quite active in the tobacco industry these past few months… 

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