A draft European Commission revealed that the European Union (EU) may be imposing double excise taxes in member states with low cigarette taxes as well as, for the first time, a bloc-wide vape tax. Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) seems to be increasingly focusing on Asia for its heated tobacco products (HTP) with the global launch of its new HTP in the Philippines and the start of full-scale production... Read more

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China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) announced more e-cigarette regulations, now stipulating that the capacity of e-cigarette products, aerosol, and nicotine used in e-cigarettes carried by each person... Read more

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After becoming the first country in Asia to decriminalize cannabis earlier this year, Thailand is now revising its cannabis rules just five months later. Read more

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The International Tobacco Growers’ Association (ITGA), with its membership base on five continents, has the unique advantage of always being at the forefront of the crop cycle. Having finally returned to physical gatherings in August 2022... Read more

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Findings from a new report by University of York researchers emphasized what should have been obvious long before this – tobacco control policies, particularly in low– to middle–income countries, should address local needs... Read more

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A 50-year-old Chinese runner who goes by the name “Uncle Chen” finished the Jiande Marathon in China in 3 hours and 28 minutes, chain-smoking cigarettes the entire time and finishing a respectable 574th out of nearly 1,500 runners. Read more

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Justo Rico, well-known personality in the tobacco industry and principle of PCB (Premium Cigar Brands), headquartered in Barcelona, is a long time veteran of the global cigar business – selling and manufacturing premium cigars and securing tobacco. Read more

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Hong Kong is the latest government to be taken with the idea of a lifetime tobacco ban, in this case for anyone born in or after 2009. Read more

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A day after Californian referendum voters passed Proposition 31, effectively a ban on flavored tobacco including flavored vape tanks and menthol cigarettes, R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in federal court over the ban Read more

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Juul Labs was able to secure financing from two of its early investors, allowing it to stay in business, but the company will be cutting off 400 jobs as part of a reorganization. Read more

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Interfax reports that Russian businessman Sergei Katsiev, a beneficiary of the Red & White and Bristol retail chains, purchased a 15% share in International Tobacco Group LLC, the former Russian subsidiary of Imperial Brands... Read more

Prestigious exhibitions such as InterTabac and InterSupply have always been the perfect platform for a manufacturer or supplier to break into the tobacco business, to make themselves known to future customers. Read more

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