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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

The local manufacturer of Fine cigarettes has ended a three-year business relationship, severing ties with UK-based Imperial Tobacco. more

Mar 21, 2017 12:00 AM News

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, has found that certain markers for heart disease risk were higher in e-cigarette users than in non-users. more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Product News

Taiwan: A Tough, Mature Market

Courtesy of Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation

When Taiwan’s state tobacco monopoly was abolished in 2002, competition between the local TTL Corp. and foreign tobacco companies started heating up. But a plethora of tough regulations make the country a difficult place to handle for everybody. more

Mar 10, 2017 8:52 PM Features

The emergence of electronic cigarettes as a substitute for traditional cigarettes in China may have a great impact on the country’s traditional markets, even as the safety of vaping remains controversial in China and the rest of the world. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Japan Tobacco Inc. has applied for approval to amend retail prices of six products including Wakaba and Echo of the former third class cigarettes, which would become effective on April 1, 2017. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM Product News

As counterfeiters of brand cigarettes are becoming increasingly skilled in perfecting the art of emulating cigarette packaging, TOBACCO ASIA explores what tobacco companies can do to stem the tide and how packaging manufacturers assist them. more

Mar 9, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced the launch of three new products from Winston, the second largest tobacco brand in the world – Winston Mini Bitter Red 12, Winston Mini Straight Blue 8, and Winston Mini Sweet White One. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Product News

A call by the Irish Cancer Society to keep raising taxes on cigarettes has been slammed as an “outrageous attack on the poor” by Forest Ireland. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 AM News

Gold Leaf Tobacco suffered heavy losses after being compelled to recall stocks from the market and destroy material after the Zimbabwean High Court barred the company from packaging and distributing cigarettes bearing the RG brand. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf News

OCB brings a new concept of cigarette paper, based on respect for the environment and biodiversity to offer a 100% natural experience with its Organic Hemp and Virgin Papers. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM Product News

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on February 1, a hike in excise duty on cigars, cheroots, pan masala, cigarettes, and other related tobacco products. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM News


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