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Contrary to what has been happening in other parts of the world, Israel’s Health Ministry recorded the biggest single-year rise in smoking in more than a decade. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

For global players like Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco, South Korea is a lucrative market which sits amongst its top five Asia Pacific markets in terms of volume contribution. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers have reported that the iQOS heat-not-burn device still releases some of the same cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarette smoke. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Hauni’s KDF 6MF LEAD multifilter maker, unveiled at Hauni’s in-house exhibition in November 2016, has been receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from international audiences. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Manufacturing

New Kretek Maker

Christian Geisler

Hauni’s PROTOS-M4K kretek maker is the result of a close development partnership with its customers. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Manufacturing

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

New lab data from British American Tobacco reveals vapor from the iFuse and two standard heating products produced little or no effect on human cells. more

Jul 11, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Researchers have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to review and potentially prohibit filtered cigarettes, after recently published results of a review saying they may lead to a specific type of lung cancer. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

Packaging: It Couldn’t Be Any Plainer

Images courtesy of Imperial Brands Plc, left, and Japan Tobacco International, right

Plain packaging continues to rear its head with the United Kingdom being is the latest country to introduce it. But does plain packaging have the deterring effect regulators claim? more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

A new tobacco control bill has been passed, raising the minimum age for young people to buy cigarettes from 18 years to 20 years. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

Lumina Cigarette Tipping: A Stylish New Safety Feature

Image courtesy of Tannpapier GmbH, a subsidiary of Trierenberg Holdings

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

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

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

Philip Morris International plans to invest millions of dollars to convert a traditional cigarette factory in Greece into an iQOS production plant. more

May 16, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Canadian government has amended to the Tobacco Act to ban the use of menthol in cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars sold on the Canadian market, effectively expanding flavor restrictions to 95% of the country’s entire tobacco market. more

May 16, 2017 12:00 AM News

A proposed new bill in Indonesia’s parliament that could lead to a sharp increase in the country’s tobacco output to 524 billion cigarettes by 2020 has not been killed yet, despite the government’s earlier claim that it would. more

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM News

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


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Sales prohibition
in San Francisco

San Francisco now bans all flavored cigarettes, vaping and e-cigarette liquids. That includes much safer menthol cigarettes. It's a misguided move, we think. 

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