On July 8, US Tobacco Cooperative Inc. (USTC) took the extraordinary step to file for Chapter 11 protection in US federal court for the sole purpose of meeting short-term contractual obligations to member-growers during crop season 2021. Read more

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JTI announced a plan that "leaves the traditional office-based culture of presenteeism" behind to give its employees the flexibility to work up to 50% of their time per month away from the office, benefit from flexible core hours Read more

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New research published in July in the journal Internal and Emergency Medicine provides the first real-world evidence that people switching from cigarettes to exclusive use of glo, BAT’s flagship tobacco heating product (THP) Read more

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Not only has the country formally rescinded its world-famous tobacco sales ban, the new tobacco law removes the former 100% sales tax. Read more

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Over the past two years Chinese tobacco consumers found that it is increasingly difficult to buy cigarettes priced below RMB10/pack (US$1.50/pack). Read more

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Malawi has been severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. But exporters are holding out despite all odds. Read more

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There is a “changing of the guard”, so to speak, in the past year at some of the major global tobacco companies, with some familiar faces from the industry, as well as some new, taking the reins. Read more

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Juul Labs agreed to pay US$40 million to the state of North Carolina to settle a lawsuit, the first in numerous cases against the e-cigarette maker, including those filed by 13 other states, alleging that the company aggressively marketed its product Read more

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Imperial Tobacco Canada strongly criticized Health Canada’s decision to limit flavored vape products to just tobacco and menthol in what it says is an effort to stop young people from taking up smoking. Read more

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Lawmakers in the Philippines said the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, possibly violated several laws... Read more

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Japan Times reported that the country’s cigarette sales dropped to lower than 100 billion sticks in 2020, the first time this has happened in decades. Read more

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Tobacco prices in the Tabora region are 10 times higher than previous seasons, shooting up to TZS4,000 (US$1.73) per kilogram, motivating small scale tobacco farmers to enhance production. Read more

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The future of tobacco farmers in some of the world’s top producers, principally the US, is touted to lie in cannabis, but in two of Africa’s biggest growers, the golden leaf remains the future. Read more

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