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

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM Product News

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 Product News

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

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 list of items prohibited from being used in the manufacturing of tobacco products has been updated by Turkey’s Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing News

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 News

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 News

Despite government efforts to tighten tobacco controls, simplifying cigarette packaging with picture health warnings proves to be quite difficult in China due to stiff corporate resistance and cultural traditions. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Tobacco excise taxes often exceed half of the retail price. Looking at the percentage of excise in the cost of cigarettes, Cuba leads the pack, followed by the UK and Australia. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

It has been a year since the Karnataka High Court directed the government to consider and finalize methodologies for reducing subsidies to tobacco farmers, but government has failed to come out with an action plan. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf News

A crackdown by the New Zealand government on tobacco has been labeled racist and discriminatory towards Māori and other minority groups by one of the country’s leading tobacco researchers. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

The federal government of Canada has served notice it is moving to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes because of their appeal to young and first-time smokers. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News


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