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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

Dec 4, 2017 11:00 AM News

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

Dec 4, 2017 9:00 AM News

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

Dec 1, 2017 8:00 PM Features

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

Dec 1, 2017 5:00 PM News

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

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 PM Features

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

Dec 1, 2017 11:00 AM News

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

Dec 1, 2017 2:00 AM Features

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

Sep 12, 2017 8:00 PM Products

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

Sep 12, 2017 8:00 PM Manufacturing

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

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM Features

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

Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM 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

Sep 12, 2017 11:00 AM 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

Sep 12, 2017 10:00 AM Features

The Davao City Anti-Smoking Task Force is now planning to add the pollutant tax to all cigarette sellers in the city. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:00 AM News

One of the industry’s most innovative and popular products in recent years has undoubtedly been flavor capsules. Over recent years, flavored capsule cigarettes have continuously gained increasing popularity with consumers the world over. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:00 AM Features

Printing Machine Suppliers Unfazed by Plain Packaging Drive

Courtesy of Bobst Mex SA

The introduction of plain cigarette packaging in a number of countries has affected many tobacco industry players and suppliers to a smaller or larger extent. But how about the manufacturers of printing machinery? more

Sep 12, 2017 7:00 AM Features

The New York City Council has passed legislation that further restricts access to tobacco products throughout the city. more

Sep 12, 2017 5:00 AM News

More than six million cigarettes, 22 boxes of loose tobacco, cash and a small amount of cocaine and methylamphetamine were seized by the Australian Border Force in Sydney’s southwest in August. Five men have been charged. more

Sep 12, 2017 4:00 AM News

New research from Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University says an ideal way to dispose of discarded cigarette butts would be to pave new roads and sidewalks with them. more

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 AM News

Sep 12, 2017 12:00 AM


From the Associate editor


Is anyone accountable for their own life anymore?

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