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Many interesting things happened for the industry in 2017. more

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The Moisture Hunters

Courtesy of Brabender GmbH & Co. KG

Rigorous moisture testing is a crucially important step deployed at various stages throughout the manufacturing process to ensure high product quality. Tobacco Asia looks at some of the latest moisture metering models available – both for offline and more

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The Saudi National Committee for Tobacco Control is in the process of imposing fines on smokers. more

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Eastman Chemical Co. has figured out how to tweak the chemical process they use to transform wood pulp into acetate tow and turn it into textiles instead. more

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DIET and Recon to the Fore!

Courtesy of AircoDIET A/S

Dry ice-expanded tobacco (DIET) and reconstituted tobacco have become indispensable components in a wide range of products, from cigarettes to MYO tobacco and even cigars and cigarillos. Tobacco Asia talks to two of the most important suppliers. more

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More than 170 representatives from the tobacco industry all over China gather to summarize the work of cigarette network construction and to exchange and share experiences. more

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The National Bureau of Investigation said that it will not launch a preliminary investigation into tobacco firms for selling so-called light cigarettes, brought about by a request by dozens of medical and legal experts. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced that the group has completed the transfer of the shares of PT. Karyadibya Mahardhika, a kretek cigarette company, and its distributor, PT. Surya Mustika Nusantara. more

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Things are stirring at the multinationals as they’re gearing up to lead consumers into an era where smoke-free next-generation products will (perhaps) replace combustibles for good. But is it a realistic goal? more

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Recently released estimates by the US Food and Drug Administration say reducing the amount of nicotine present in cigarettes could prevent as many as eight million tobacco-related deaths. more

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As the new generation of Chinese consumers born in the 1990s emerges as a leading force of consumption in China, an important marketing focus for brands is on how to win favor from this group. more

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A Florida federal court fines two personal injury law firms a combined US$9.16 million for pursuing 1,250 Engle progeny lawsuits against US tobacco manufacturers that were determined to be frivolous complaints. more

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Regulators in the Asia-Pacific region certainly are presented with a great opportunity to support smoke-free products, but will they recognize and grab it? more

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With its new standardized entry-level Primary, Hauni has finally given smaller and medium-sized cigarette manufacturers the power to take control of their own tobacco preparation and processing. more

Manufacturing

Japan Tobacco Inc. will be relaunching two existing Mevius Mode Style Plus products, introducing new names and package designs. more

Products

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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JET has officially launched its latest cigarette product called JET “Caffe Series”. more

Products

Swiss manufacturer Heimat has developed a new product combining tobacco with low-tétrahydrocannabinol cannabis. Swiss supermarket Coop is selling tobacco and hemp cigarettes across its 2,400 outlets. more

Products

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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In a rare exclusive interview, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly’s managing director Daonoi Suttiniphapunt grants Tobacco Asia some insights into the organization’s future plans and the manifold challenges that lie ahead for the state-owned outfit. more

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