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It's the comeback of the year, with over 600 exhibitors presenting their products once more at InterSupply and InterTabac in Dortmund on 15 and 17 September. Read more

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The Philippines Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is drafting Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Act, which lapsed into law on July. Read more

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Despite the nation's rigorous pandemic border restrictions, foreign-brand cigarettes can still be bought in the capital of North Korea, according to images recently received by NK News. Read more

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Cristine Delnevo, director of the Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies and a professor of health behavior, society and policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health, was appointed chairperson of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ... Read more

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World Tobacco Asia returns to Surabaya, Indonesia on September 7-8, 2022 - the first major tobacco event to take place in the region for over three years. Read more

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The Cigar Association of America (CAA) filed comments opposing the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed flavored cigar ban, saying FDA's own data show that underage usage of flavored cigars – the main rationale for the proposal... Read more

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Packaging materials and paper notably use many resources and the processing can contribute to environmental degradation. Our guest is Liem Khe Fung, innovations director at BMJ (Bukit Maria Jaya)... Read more

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US Tobacco Cooperative Inc. (USTC) successfully exited bankruptcy on July 14. The announcement came pursuant to the Federal Bankruptcy Court’s approval of USTC’s Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization on June 23, along with approval... Read more

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After making waves as the first country in the entire continent of Asia to officially decriminalize the growing, sale, possession, and use of cannabis in June, Thailand now plans to ban cigarettes and e-cigarettes containing cannabis Read more

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The Philippines’ Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act automatically became law on July 25 after both former president Rodrigo Duterte and current president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. took no action to sign or veto... Read more

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The New Zealand parliament approved the first draft of a measure that will make it unlawful for people born after 2009 to purchase cigarettes. The first draft of the bill passed almost unanimously. Read more

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Matt Holman, director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Office of Science, left the agency to join Philip Morris International (PMI). Read more

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SMOORE, one of the world’s largest vape manufacturers, launched the world’s first real-time monitoring research project on nicotine addiction. Read more

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Rating agency Crisil expects India’s domestic cigarette volume growth to increase 5-6% higher than pre-pandemic levels this fiscal year, even with illicit cigarettes taking away a large volume. Read more

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The US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to regulate premium cigars subject to the same federal law as other tobacco products was “arbitrary and capricious.” Read more

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Malaysia’s health minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the Cabinet approved the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill which will prohibit the sale of cigarettes, tobacco, and vape products to anyone born after 2005. The bill will go before Parliament... Read more

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Our podcast guest is Dr. Iqbal Lambat, c.e.o. and president of Istanbul-based Star Agritech International, a medium-sized supplier of tobacco leaf and reconstituted tobacco. Read more

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A few months ago, a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Canada-based Medicago was rejected by the World Health Organization (WHO) simply because 21% of Medicago was owned by Philip Morris International (PMI). Read more

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A new study shows implementation of the WHO's tobacco control measures known as MPOWER has no clear association with low-levels of tobacco-related mortality in Europe. Instead, switching from smoking to Swedish-style snus is a more effective strategy Read more

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The 2021 KPMG annual study on illicit cigarette consumption, commissioned by Philip Morris International (PMI) reveals that overall illicit cigarette consumption in the EU increased by an estimated 3.9%—or 1.3 billion cigarettes... Read more

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