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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

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

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

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

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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

May 11, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

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

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 AM News

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

Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM Products

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

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

May 7, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Products

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

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM E-Cigs

A new poll out of Ohio shows that the anti-vaping groups, through their campaign about e-cigarettes, have completely undermined the public’s appreciation of the hazards of smoking. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM E-Cigs

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Ralph Dinkel

The cigar world has extended its sophistication to its accessories, which can reflect their owners’ sense of style as much as their choice in cars or clothes. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Chinese news media played up public concerns about hazards of cigarette smoking in reporting results of a recent research report. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Products

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Photo courtesy of Shishapresso S.A.L.

The Shishapresso system revolutionized hookah smoking. But the company behind it doesn’t rest on its laurels and has recently introduced several improvements. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


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