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After slower sales of its IQOS product, Philip Morris International is trying on a new strategy to appeal to more conservative smokers in Japan who aren’t willingly exchanging their cigarettes for high-tech gadgets. more

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Japan Tobacco International has slashed the prices on its heated tobacco products after a similar move by rival Philip Morris, signaling increased competition in Japan’s market for alternative cigarettes. more

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Despite a weaker pound and a slowing market for tobacco-heating devices in Japan, British American Tobacco (BAT) expects to report “good” earnings growth for the full year. more

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The Ikoma city government in Japan's Nara Prefecture is forcing smokers to undergo a “decontamination” period before they can enter elevators, a health rule praised by some but described as draconian by others. more

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Japan Tobacco saw a 7.3% increase in international cigarette sales volume in the first quarter of 2018, having shipped 98 billion units. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. will launch two new Camel products nationwide this June – Camel Lights Box and Camel Menthol Lights Box. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces that the group has agreed to acquire Donskoy Tabak, reinforcing its leading position in Russia, the third largest tobacco market in the world. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced the nationwide launch of 15 limited edition packages from Mevius in late March 2018. more

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Regulators now have heated tobacco products in their crosshairs, preparing to expand the scope of their rules against passive smoking. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced its plans to launch a new heat-not-burn product in Japan as early as the end of this year. more

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Since February 5, 2018, Ploom Tech starter kit and tobacco capsules have expanded their sales area to Sapporo, Sendai, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Hiroshima. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on, hurt by a sharp drop in domestic cigarette sales as more smokers switch to vaping products and more smokers are quitting than expected. more

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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

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A new study by San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health Associate Research Professor John W. Ayers suggests heat-not-burn devices are poised for explosive growth. more

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We all know that tradeshows can be hard work, but they are also a great opportunity to connect and reconnect with friends, partners, and distributors. more

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

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Japan Tobacco says it has lost ground to Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco in the heat-not-burn market. more

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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

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the JT Group has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of PT. Karyadibya Mahardhika, a kretek cigarette company, and its distributor, PT. Surya Mustika Nusantara for US$677 million. more

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Japan’s tobacco tax revenue is likely to drop this year as more smokers switch to heat-not-burn products containing less tobacco. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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