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Tobacco growers urge governments to open talks in order to promote discussion with governments and international bodies about the challenges the sector faces due to a decrease in demand for tobacco products in a lack of alternative crops. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

China’s tobacco industry looks forward to enjoying favorable conditions in its drive to “go global,” due to the implementation of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the so-called “Belt and Road” initiative. more

Jul 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

After having grown tobacco after a bad cropping season in the last two years, farmers in Prakasam district are now panicking that there will be a drop in the market for low and medium grade tobacco, and have asked the Tobacco Board to intervene. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf

Packaging: It Couldn’t Be Any Plainer

Images courtesy of Imperial Brands Plc, left, and Japan Tobacco International, right

Plain packaging continues to rear its head with the United Kingdom being is the latest country to introduce it. But does plain packaging have the deterring effect regulators claim? more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Obaid Al Tayer, the minister of state for financial affairs has announced that a new law on excise duty on tobacco as well as fizzy and energy drinks is expected to be issued this year. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

A new tobacco control bill has been passed, raising the minimum age for young people to buy cigarettes from 18 years to 20 years. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

Uganda’s attorney general defended the government’s passing of a law that restricts and regulates the consumption of tobacco and its products. more

May 23, 2017 12:00 AM News

Israel’s ministry of justice has accepted the position of three voluntary organizations in Israel that iQOS is a tobacco product, and all the restrictions that apply to tobacco products should apply. more

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM Products

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

The Hong Kong government’s stance on tobacco health warnings continues to go against WHO guidelines, insisting on retaining the display of the tar and nicotine yields on tobacco packaging. more

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM News

The New Zealand Ministry of Health says Philip Morris International’s iQOS device is illegal. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Russia, until recently a veritable paradise for smokers, is now a new battleground where over-eager politicians are attempting to legislate smoking out of existence. more

Mar 13, 2017 9:08 PM Features

Malaysia’s Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation have been tasked by the government to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes and vape. more

Mar 13, 2017 12:00 AM Products

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 Products

Jamaican Ministry of Health advises that portfolio minister Dr. Christopher Tufton and his team are actively evaluating the World Health Organization’s call for heavy taxation on tax tobacco industry. more

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM 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

A proposed ban on foreign tobacco investment by the Indian government is threatening Philip Morris’s place in the country’s tobacco industry. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 AM 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

British American Tobacco, Unilever, and Diageo are touted in an annual review of corporate governance among members of the FTSE 100. more

Nov 1, 2016 2:00 PM News


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