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Dubai Duty Free has confirmed that new tobacco taxes do not apply to departing passengers from Dubai airports. more

Dec 4, 2017 2:00 PM News

Imperial Tobacco Canada is speaking out against the way legislation regulates the branding of cannabis products. more

Dec 4, 2017 1:00 PM News

Turkey’s deputy prime minister Recep Akdag says the government is preparing a bill that will expand the ban on the sale of tobacco products. more

Dec 4, 2017 12:00 PM News

The National Bureau of Investigation said that it will not launch a preliminary investigation into tobacco firms for selling so-called light cigarettes, brought about by a request by dozens of medical and legal experts. more

Dec 4, 2017 11:00 AM News

The European Commission says proposal is fully in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provisions. more

Dec 1, 2017 10:00 PM Manufacturing

Manufacturers begin running court-mandated advertisements as part of a settlement of a lawsuit with the Department of Justice over misleading statements that began nearly 20 years ago. more

Dec 1, 2017 9:00 PM News

British American Tobacco also says it wants revenue from the products, which include e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco devices, to rise further. more

Dec 1, 2017 6:00 PM News

Future Market Insights has released a report projecting that by the end of 2026, the organic tobacco market will be worth US$200 million. more

Dec 1, 2017 6:00 PM Leaf

The Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority has set mandatory standards for dokha tobacco products. more

Dec 1, 2017 5:00 PM Products

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World intends to fund research and support collaborative initiatives to accelerate progress in reducing harm and deaths from smoking worldwide. more

Dec 1, 2017 4:00 PM News

Philip Morris International says it will fund proposals under its $100 million global initiative to support third-party projects dedicated to the fight against illegal trade. more

Dec 1, 2017 2:00 PM News

Gulf Cooperation Council recently ratified and implemented a 100% excise tax on tobacco in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, to be followed by the other member countries. Here is a commentary on the cigarette landscape. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Mashonaland East has taken the lead over all the country’s provinces in terms of the hectarage that has been put under flue-cured tobacco, having 5,625 hectares of the cash crop out of the 15,296 ha planted countrywide. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 PM Leaf

China’s tobacco industry is undergoing a shift from being a distributor to providing services that increase the value of retail outlets. This is brought about by emerging new business changes spawned by the internet and mobile interconnectivity. more

Dec 1, 2017 11:00 AM Features

Just like most sectors in the tobacco industry, flavor suppliers feel the pinch. While pressure for continuous competitiveness and cost-efficiency is mounting, turnovers are plummeting. Yet the number of ongoing projects is increasing. more

Dec 1, 2017 9:00 AM Features

While legislation means that plain packaging is an increasing prerequisite for many tobacco packs, certain Asian markets still allow brands to reflect their identity through their packaging. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:00 AM Features

The cash crop planted in Belagavi this year has reduced to 5,085 hectares, sown by around 5,100 farmers. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:00 AM Leaf

Polish Tobacco: Deserving of More Global Recognition

Courtesy of Lukowa Tobacco Company Sp. Jawna

Although one of Europe’s largest producers, Polish tobacco remains relatively obscure outside the continent – and despite its excellent quality. But EU, as well as Polish politics, might have something to do with that situation. more

Dec 1, 2017 7:00 AM Features

Tobacco growers from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America gathered in October, asking governments and institutions to open talks to address the sector’s challenges due to a decrease in demand for tobacco products. more

Dec 1, 2017 6:00 AM Features

Tobacco legislation and regulation continues to increase in complexity around the world, with further restrictions. Legislation varies in severity from one country to the next. more

Dec 1, 2017 4:00 AM Features


From the Associate editor


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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