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Data from the 2022/23 Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug survey found that vaping among Australia’s youth jumped from 13% in 2014 and 14% in 2017 to 30% Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) revealed its IQOS products outperformed its Marlboro cigarettes in net revenue... Read more

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KT&G posted revenue of KRW1.451 trillion (US$1.01 billion) and operating profit of KRW198.6 billion (US$149.2 million) in the fourth-quarter. Read more

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British American Tobacco (BAT) saw its share price rise by over 7% after announcing it was “actively working” to sell some of its shares in ITC Ltd. ITC share prices dropped 4%. Read more

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A US District Court in California dismissed a lawsuit filed by NJOY, Altria Group’s vape subsidiary, against multiple manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of disposable vapes. Read more

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The Ohio Senate voted to override governor Mike DeWine’s veto on a provision that would ban local governments from enacting regulations on the sale of tobacco as well as banning flavored tobacco products. Read more

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New Zealand’s associate health minister, Casey Costello, is being attacked by anti-smoking advocates after it became known she was considering a three-year freeze on tobacco excise tax. Read more

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A conservative advocacy group is planning on using the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed menthol cigarette ban as a tool to sway Black Americans from president Joe Biden and Democrats, according to CNN. Read more

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Among those representing India’s tobacco industry at the recent WT Middle East were (from left to right) Biju Joseph, general manager - PMD of VST Industries Ltd. Read more

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Lee Hsien Yang, prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s estranged younger brother and youngest son of Lee Kuan Yew, called for the Singaporean government to lift its ban on e-cigarettes. Read more

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The Australian Border Force (ABF) will be receiving A$188.5 million extra funding to combat the country’s A$3 billion illicit tobacco trade. Read more

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Cigarette consumption among US adolescents significantly declined over a span of three decades. Read more

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