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For global players like Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco, South Korea is a lucrative market which sits amongst its top five Asia Pacific markets in terms of volume contribution. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM Features

KT&G’s figures for 2015 has shown that the company is now the world’s fifth largest tobacco manufacturer, having sold 46.5 billion cigarettes overseas, for the first time exceeding the 40.6 billion sold domestically. more

Nov 1, 2016 10:00 AM News

Despite influencing factors, the two leading tobacco manufacturers in the East Asia market has been able to increase their overseas markets while handling challenged domestic ones. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM , , , Features

South Korea’s leading tobacco company has met success in new overseas markets beyond its traditional markets in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia. more

May 7, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

Tobacco Asia Profile: The Total KARDIEN Solution

Image courtesy of KARDIEN Co., a subsidiary of KT&G

A relative newcomer, Korean company KARDIEN, a subsidiary of KT&G, has nevertheless already made promising inroads in providing a broad range of easy-to-use yet very reliable tobacco product testing equipment. more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM Manufacturing

It would seem that South Korea is jumping on the e-cigarette bandwagon as more of its population turns to e-cigarettes instead of traditional tobacco cigarettes. more

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features


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San Francisco now bans all flavored cigarettes, vaping and e-cigarette liquids. That includes much safer menthol cigarettes. It's a misguided move, we think. 

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