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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

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

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

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

Tobacco companies won a small victory this August against the Food and Drug Administration in a lawsuit challenging FDA’s authority to require pre-clearance for tobacco products with changed labels or quantities. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 PM News

Cigarette brands in China have entered a no-advertising era as a result of the interim measures for management over advertising on the internet. more

Nov 1, 2016 6:00 AM Features

The Maharashtra state government decided in September not to grant incentives to units manufacturing beer, liquor, cigarette, bidi, gutkha, and pan masala. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

West Nusa Tenggara continues to monitor the purchasing process of Virginia tobacco leaves produced by local farmers despite a signed agreement that aims to protect them and their partner cigarette companies. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf


From the Associate editor


Another big year
for the industry

The tobacco industry has always shown that, in the face of challenges, it is not only resilient but also consistently innovative.

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