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Juul Labs was able to secure financing from two of its early investors, allowing it to stay in business, but the company will be cutting off 400 jobs as part of a reorganization. Read more

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A day after Californian referendum voters passed Proposition 31, effectively a ban on flavored tobacco including flavored vape tanks and menthol cigarettes, R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in federal court over the ban Read more

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Hong Kong is the latest government to be taken with the idea of a lifetime tobacco ban, in this case for anyone born in or after 2009. Read more

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Justo Rico, well-known personality in the tobacco industry and principle of PCB (Premium Cigar Brands), headquartered in Barcelona, is a long time veteran of the global cigar business – selling and manufacturing premium cigars and securing tobacco. Read more

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Starting November 1, e-cigarettes will be subject to taxation on an ad valorem basis under China’s new regulations, authorized by the Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs, and the State Taxation Administration. Read more

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Smokers who quit before age 35 have similar mortality rates to those who never smoked at all, says a new study. Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) and Altria Group Inc. are ending their IQOS commercialization agreement on April 30, 2024, after which PMI will have the exclusive right to see IQOS products in the US market. Read more

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An investment firm which acquired a minority stake in KT&G calls for the tobacco conglomerate to separate its ginseng business from its tobacco business, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read more

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Rom Soriano is a young Israeli who invented something that sounds just as crazy as it sounds intriguing: the self-igniting cigarette. But how does it work? Read more

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RLX Technology, known for its RELX-branded e-cigarette products, released its annual corporate social responsibility report Envisaging a Better Future recently, highlighting its efforts in market responsibility, r&d investment... Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed ban on menthol cigarettes may have even more of an impact as a new study conducted by the City University of New York and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found... Read more

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Californians will decide the future of the state's flavored tobacco business through a referendum vote on whether or not to uphold a 2020 state law that bans the sale of flavored tobacco products to anyone under 21 years of age. Read more

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Essentra PLC announced the sale of its filter business, the completion of the sale of its packaging business to Mayr-Melnhof Group, and the appointment of a new c.e.o. Read more

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Speculation is rife that the UK government will not be pursuing its anti-smoking plans announced this summer. Read more

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British American Tobacco (BAT) made another investment in cannabis by acquiring a non-controlling minority stake in one of Germany’s leading cannabis companies, Sanity Group GmbH. Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) announced it will be investing another PHP8.8 billion (US$150 million) in Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC), its Philippines affiliate... Read more

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Three months in his new role as the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) tobacco chief seems to have given Brian King a changed perspective on vapes. Read more

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In 2021, cigarettes and combustible tobacco were still the predominant product, making up around 95% of retail sales volume across the 15 largest tobacco companies, according to the second edition of the Tobacco Transformation Index. Read more

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Regulations governing the transshipment of e-cigarettes into Hong Kong hit the volume of air cargo leaving Hong Kong, threatening the SAR’s position as a regional transshipment hub. Read more

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Kathmandu Metropolitan City is once again trying to implement a ban on the consumption of tobacco products in public places starting September 17, after previous attempts had not succeeded. Read more

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