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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

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

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

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

An elegant looking filter tip and laser printing-enhanced packaging go a long way in establishing brand appeal among consumers – and nobody knows that better than China’s paper and packaging suppliers. more

Nov 1, 2016 3:00 PM Features

Bulgaria Leafs

Photo courtesy of Bulgartabac Holding AD

When Bulgaria’s State Tobacco Monopoly crumbled, its successors faced potentially hard times. But the country’s tobacco industry managed a magnificent recovery thanks to invigorated marketing and a strong drive to expand beyond the Iron Curtain. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Industry observers have said that the new, tough regulations on the manufacture, buying, and selling of cigarettes that came into force this September are not expected to have major impact on the earnings of tobacco companies in the medium term. more

Nov 1, 2016 11:00 AM News

Chinese tobacco manufacturers have attached greater and greater importance to innovating filter tips to attract smokers. more

Nov 1, 2016 10:00 AM Features

“InterTabac was once again the meeting place for the international tobacco industry and InterSupply has successfully developed,” an attendee says. more

Nov 1, 2016 8:45 AM Features


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