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According to a report in PR Newswire, the key reason behind the steady growth of the global e-cigarette market, at a 9.2% CAGR between 2020 and 2030, would be the easy availability of these products. Read more

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JTI Malaysia warns that the sales share of illegal cigarettes sold in Malaysia may rise to 70% by the end of the year. Currently, some say that the contraband rate there – at 62.3% -- is the highest in the world Read more

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The shop in the Dubai Mall in UAE carries the full assortment of IQOS products, including accessories, and also houses exclusive offerings and limited editions. Read more

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There’s a call from the Philippines House of Representatives for a congressional inquiry into the acceptance of grants from anti-tobacco groups by the Philippines Food and Drugs Administration (PFDA) Read more

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According to government guidelines, plain packaging means dark green-brown packaging with: 1) the name of the manufacturer in a standard typeface; 2) information in the type of cigarette; and 3) the mandatory health warnings (text and picture) Read more

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Relx Technology, one of China’s biggest e-cigarette producer accounting for 68.8% of the total domestic market share, has unveiled a new bioscience lab in Shenzhen to study the health effects of vaping. Read more

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Interim decision to reclassify nicotine as a prescription-only medication, meaning nicotine for use in e-cigarettes and e-juice containing nicotine becomes prescription-only from June next year. Read more

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KT&G beat JTI to take the top spot in Mongolia’s tobacco market with a 34.2% market share in the first half of 2020, with its popular Esse super-slim cigarette enjoying 30% of the market despite being priced almost twice as much as local products. Read more

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According to Calantzopoulos, over 11.2 million people have already switched to PMI’s main smoke-free product, and many more have switched to other smoke-free alternatives. Read more

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PMFTC Inc., the Philippines affiliate of Philip Morris International opened the first four IQOS stores planned for the Philippines, and the first such IQOS shops in southeast Asia. Read more

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Japan Tobacco International (JTI), in its published report titled "The Gathering Storm", revealed that illegal tobacco trade operate during the Covid-19 global pandemic and prepare to reap the rewards in the economic aftermath that will follow. Read more

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Last week, Australia raised cigarettes taxes by 12.5%. The second increase in a year now brings the average cost of a popular brand 20-stick pack to a whopping AU$40 or almost US$30 or around US$1.50 per cigarettes. Read more

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ITShub, planned to take place November 3-4, 2020 at Dortmund Exhibition Center, will not take place this year due to a worldwide rise in Covid-19 infections in recent weeks. Read more

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A parliamentary panel recommended permitting regulated foreign direct investment (FDI) in India’s tobacco sector as well as establishing export-only tobacco farms to boost outward shipments and to provide benefits to farmers. Read more

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Australia’s health regulator rejected an application from Philip Morris which would have allowed the sale of heated tobacco products. Read more

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A new study finds that higher rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use in US states did not result in more e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries. Read more

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Messe Dortmund GmbH, organizers of InterTabac and InterSupply, arguably the tobacco industry’s most important annual events, identified a need among its customers and developed a new concept to bridge the gap between now and the 2021 InterTabac. Read more

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Founded 90 years ago, the eponymous tobacco shop will close permanently in September. Read more

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Kentucky BioProcessing LLC, a biopharmaceutical company owned by Reynolds American Inc., awaits a response from the Food and Drug Administration to its pre-clinical trial testing. Read more

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South Africa’s government lifted its controversial tobacco (and alcohol) sales bans, ending a failed experiment in virus control. Read more

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