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British American Tobacco Kenya is protesting, saying that “unpredictable” tax increases are a threat to its Kenya business. more

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Imperial Tobacco has launched its Gold Leaf Ice Pack menthol roll-your-own cigarettes to its portfolio. more

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Increased cigarette prices and a change in distribution channel have helped British American Tobacco Uganda Limited to enjoy record growth in net profit amidst tough tobacco regulation. more

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The Malaysian Finance Ministry says the price of tobacco, including cigarettes, will remain the same. more

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The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly was corporatized as the Tobacco Authority of Thailand, according to the Tobacco Authority of Thailand Act 2018. more

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Japan Tobacco International is rejoining the Association of the Tobacco Industry of Cambodia after leaving it in mid-2016. more

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Japan Tobacco International has slashed the prices on its heated tobacco products after a similar move by rival Philip Morris, signaling increased competition in Japan’s market for alternative cigarettes. more

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Altria is creating two new divisions, one for core tobacco products like cigarettes another unit for innovative products like vaping devices. more

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Manufacturers of heat-not-burn products fire back, following government study on the safety of HNB products. more

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The French government will force tobacco companies to help get rid of cigarette butt pollution unless they hey take voluntary action in the next three months. more

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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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Iran is by far the largest cigarette market in the entire Middle East. Following the former state tobacco monopoly’s privatization, the ongoing economic liberalization has increasingly attracted foreign investment. Tobacco Asia takes a closer look. more

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New figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that tobacco use continued to decline among high school and middle school students in the US in 2017. more

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Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that up to 40% of all cigarettes consumed in the country are smuggled. more

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The FDA must review the science behind a product before granting its marketing order. Here is an excerpt from the PMI application to the FDA for IQOS as a MRTP. more

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The UAE is home to a surprisingly large number of both international and local cigarette companies. But what makes the country such an enticing base? A couple of major operators share their thoughts with Tobacco Asia. more

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Intercontinental Tobacco Company, part of the Indian conglomerate BBM Group, expands operations. more

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The rapid development of fine cigarettes in China in recent years has brought higher requirements to domestic cigarette manufacturers in device segmentation. 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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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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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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