UK newspapers and website were ablaze with news that a UK legislator plans to unveil a plan in Parliament to print “Smoking Kills” in red on each individual cigarette. Failure to do so of course would lead to fines and/or jail sentences. Read more

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The US Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by a US vape shop in the state of Mississippi. Big Times Vapes argued that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was given unconstitutional powers of regulation over the vape business. Read more

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J.C. Newman, one of the oldest US cigar manufacturers wants to start using Cuban tobacco in its cigars and petitioned the US government for the rights to do so. Read more

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Thailand’s Excise Department in mid-June presented a parliamentary committee tasked with drafting the 2022 budget bill with the finding that up to 30% of all cigarettes now sold in the country are illegal, constituting mostly smuggled contraband. Read more

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Founded in 1947, SEKE S.A. is a so-called societé anonymé, a body that unites tobacco-growing associations from across Greece as its shareholders. Read more

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“Layered consumption” has been a hot topic in the past two years. In fact, the word “layer” is a generalization of a specific social group. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its official list of deemed new tobacco products for which a premarket application was submitted via FDA’s premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway by September 9, 2020. Read more

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British American Tobacco (BAT) won the first round of a legal trade battle with Philip Morris International (PMI) over heat-not-burn technology patents. Read more

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Malawi: Premium Burley to the World

Courtesy of Tobacco Association of Malawi

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) modified its withhold release order which banned tobacco imports Malawi. Now tobacco from Premium Tobacco Malawi Ltd. (PTML) are admissible at all US ports of entry. Read more

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While Covid-19 brought on a host of problems for the tobacco industry, at least one sector enjoys a quite positive “side effect” from the crisis: premium cigars. Read more

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Results from the Tobacconomic Cigarette Tax Scorecard, which assesses the cigarette tax policies in over 170 countries, show that the Philippines is the least tobacco-friendly country in Asia as it ranks highest in the region on the scorecard. Read more

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Thailand’s liberalization of cannabis is commencing in great strides, but it is not a “free-for-all”. There remain considerable requirements and restrictions in place for all players. Read more

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On May 10, the global kick-off conference for the 2021 International Cigar Expo (ICE 2021), was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province to promote the coming expo to be held there on November 8-10, 2021. Read more

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