Due to the military coup in Myanmar, Singaporean businessman Lim Kaling, a major shareholder in Rothmans Myanmar Holdings Singapore (RMHS) will divest the 49% stake the company holds in Myanmar’s Virginia Tobacco Company (VTC). Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced a new operating model last week to strengthen the competitiveness and profitability of its tobacco business. Read more

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Philip Morris International Inc.’s senior management presented the company’s business strategies last week at a virtual investor meeting, broadcast from the company’s operations center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read more

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Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited unveiled its new logo meant to reflect the company’s evolved strategy, in line with its parent company British American Tobacco plc (BAT) that set out three clear priorities for its business across the globe Read more

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The new year started with some new hopeful additions following the US lead in raising the legal smoke age to 21 Read more

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The Indian government’s draft changes to its tobacco-control law to ban smoking zones in hotels, restaurants, and airports, the sale of loose cigarettes, as well as increasing the minimum legal smoking age from 18 to 21 met with objections Read more

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After exiting the European Union, the UK amended the requirements for tobacco packaging as listed in the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. Read more

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A Covid-19 vaccine developed from the tobacco plant by British American Tobacco’s US bio-tech group Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP) is now approved for human trials by the US health regulator. Read more

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