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The Philippines government has dropped a tax evasion case against Mighty Corp, the country’s #2 cigarette manufacturer after it was sold to Japan Tobacco to raise funds for a record PHP30 billion (US$586 million) settlement. more

Dec 4, 2017 8:00 AM News

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

Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the JT Group has agreed to acquire assets related to the tobacco business of Mighty Corporation. more

Sep 11, 2017 3:00 PM News

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the country, making it one of the strictest anti-tobacco laws in Southeast Asia. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

Following an executive order by President Duterte banning smoking in public places, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is considering regulating the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM Products

Law enforcement agencies continued the crackdown on fake cigarettes as more traders of the contraband were arrested in separate operations in Quezon province and Zamboanga City. more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM News

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The largest cigar market growth in the last 10 years (in terms of value) has been in Asia, with China being the fastest growing country for consumption. more

May 4, 2016 12:00 AM Features

With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. more

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM News


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Is anyone accountable for their own life anymore?

Alcohol and sugar are found to be a health risk but the tobacco industry faces harshest criticism.

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