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The World Health Organization says it is not buying into the idea that Philip Morris International is “healthier” than before, Read more

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Releasing its fourth-quarter results, Altria Group Inc. said it sees US cigarette sales falling even faster than it had expected, validating the company’s outsize investment in e-cigarettes. Read more

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JT Group has released its 2018 financial results. Read more

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TOMRA commits to its long-term development in China and has further strengthened its set-up in this fast-growing market. Read more

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Mongol Tobacco SO Co. Ltd. announces a tender of its company shares. Read more

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Essentra has appointed Hugo Azinheira as global innovations director. Azinheira will bring 15 years of product and marketing innovation experience in the tobacco industry to the team. Read more

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China National Tobacco Corp., the world’s largest tobacco producer by volume, filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering for its overseas unit, China Tobacco International Inc. Read more

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A growing number of states have been introducing new legislation raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco to 21, also known as Tobacco 21 bills. Read more

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Hawaii is considering a bill that bans cigarette sales to those under 100. Read more

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ITG Brands has announced the retirement of two of its long-time executives, Kathy Sparrow, executive vice president of marketing and sales, and Fred Paternostro, vice president of sales. Read more

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Booth space at this year’s annual InterTabac and InterSupply tobacco industry exhibitions, which will take place September 20-22 in Dortmund, Germany, is quickly filling up, promising yet another successful event for exhibitors and visitors alike. Read more

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The Board of Directors of US Tobacco Cooperative Inc. has named Oscar J. House, III c.e.o. and president effective January 15, 2019. Read more

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Retailers have 30 days to sell off products that are not similar to FDA-approved products, according to new draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration. Read more

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British American Tobacco does not believe there is scientific evidence to support a ban on menthol cigarettes in the US, its c.e.o. says. Read more

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Officials are readying a law to cut the supply, sale, and promotion of e-cigarettes. Read more

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US Food and Drug Administration commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, has announced that he would resign at the end of the month. Read more

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A new study confirms that e-cigarettes beat both nicotine patches and gum when it comes to smoking cessation tools. People who use e-cigs as a quitting aid are twice as likely to stop smoking cigarettes than those who used gum or patches. Read more

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US farmers are facing a new threat: the growing use of e-cigarettes that get their nicotine from processed tobacco grown much more cheaply in emerging markets. Read more

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Data from South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance show that sales of cigarettes in the country fell 1.5% in 2018 from a year earlier. Read more

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Philip Morris head André Calantzopoulos says making an investment in the cannabis industry may be too risky of a move at this time. Read more

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