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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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A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel decides that Philip Morris International should not be able to claim its new heat-not-burn device iQOS is safer than smoking. more

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InterTabac, the world’s largest trade fair for tobacco products and smoking accessories, will this year take over the Westfalenhalle Arena, in addition to the halls that had housed the exhibition last year. 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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For years, Indonesia defied the global cigarette trend but that narrative changed in 2016. The market lost its resilience, and for the first time in nine years, cigarette sales in Indonesia declined. more

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An annual Japan Tobacco Inc. smoking rate survey shows 18.2% of Japanese adults are smokers. more

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Contrary to what has been happening in other parts of the world, Israel’s Health Ministry recorded the biggest single-year rise in smoking in more than a decade. more

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A recent report by Reportbuyer is estimating that organic tobacco in the RYO market segment will generate more revenue compared to the smokeless segment. more

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Caroline Bronckers

Conventional wisdom says nicotine is highly addictive and thus has harmful effects on our health. There have also been numerous studies and research that have reached the opposite conclusion – that nicotine, in fact, has beneficial qualities. more

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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

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The emergence of electronic cigarettes as a substitute for traditional cigarettes in China may have a great impact on the country’s traditional markets, even as the safety of vaping remains controversial in China and the rest of the world. more

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InterTabac, the world’s largest trade fair for tobacco products and smoking accessories and the leading trade fair for the industry head for another sold-out event this September in Germany. more

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Cigars as we know them now are a fairly recent product but they have actually been around for a very long time and have a fascinating history. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces the results of its Japan smoking rate survey, a study that has been carried out annually since 1965. more

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New research into the habits of smokers has found many are unaffected by anti-smoking policies like plain packaging, and in some cases, are actually encouraged to smoke. more

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In the developing world, far more men than women smoke. This is usually ascribed to pronounced gender disparities in social, political, or economic power. But what about a developing society with a high degree of gender equality? more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces new designs and renewed smoking experience of nine Pianissimo products. They will be rolled out nationwide from mid-May 2016. more

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University of Indonesia public health expert Hasbullah Thabrany threw down the gauntlet to the government recently, demanding that it amend existing tobacco excise provisions in a bid to downscale the prevalence of smoking in the country. more

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The most recent data from the Smoking Toolkit Study, a periodic study of smoking cessation trends in England, revealed that the success rate for smokers who tried to quit in the past year had dramatically increased. more

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Japan’s Finance Ministry will consider requiring tobacco packaging to display more prominent warnings on possible negative health impacts caused by smoking. more

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