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A recent report by Research and Markets projects that the Asia Pacific heat-not-burn market will grow at a CAGR of 14.6% during 2019-2025. Read more

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From May 20, 2020, all menthol and skinny cigarettes as well as rolling tobacco will be banned in the UK, along with all other tobaccos which have flavors added to them, as a result of new EU Tobacco Product Directive laws. Read more

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The World Health Organization’s latest warning on e-cigarettes has met strong pushback from public health experts in the UK. Read more

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A new device, Voke, has been launched and claims to be safe even for pregnant women. Read more

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Japan Tobacco International has added menthol cigarillos to its portfolio with the launch of the Sterling Dual Capsule Leaf wrapped cigarillos. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) announced will amend the recommended retail price of the Ploom TECH+ Starter Kit. Read more

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Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization, Muhammadiyah, has issued an edict stating that e-cigarettes are haram and banned them among the organization’s 22 million followers. Read more

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Starting this September, cigarette prices in Australia are expected to go up by 12.5%. This will be the eighth consecutive year of price hikes as part of the federal government’s bid to curb smoking. Read more

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The US Surgeon General has sent a mixed message on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes in a recently released 30-year update on smoking-cessation efforts. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the marketing of two new tobacco products manufactured by 22nd Century Group Inc. –  Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol, which are combusted, filtered cigarettes that contain a reduced amount of n Read more

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A New York judge struck down the state’s emergency ban on flavored e-cigarettes, in part ruling that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and authorities exceeded their authority in an attempt to curb teen vaping. Read more

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RJ Reynolds is seeking US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval that its e-cigarette Vuse is safer than traditional cigarettes Read more

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The New York City Council has passed a bill to ban all flavored e-cigarettes and liquid flavors except for tobacco, making New York the largest US city to ban flavored e-cigs. Read more

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Assam’s state government has imposed a complete ban on the sale, manufacture, storage, distribution, transportation, and display of gutka, pan masala, and chewing materials containing tobacco and nicotine for one year. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces it is amending the recommended nationwide retail price of the Ploom S Starter Kit. Read more

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Apple has announced that as of November 15, it has removed all apps related to e-cigarettes and vaping from its app store, citing health concerns. Read more

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India’s parliament has passed a bill which prohibits the production, trade, transport, storage, and advertisement of e-cigarettes in the country. Read more

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Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. president Denis Gorkun announces the Philippine launch of the company’s smoke-free product, IQOS, in the first half of 2020. Read more

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The Tobacco Institute of Japan will be implementing rules for collecting used heated tobacco devices that use lithium-ion batteries as multiple cases of fire believed to be caused by discarded tobacco cartridges. Read more

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President Rodrigo Duterte says the use and importation of e-cigarettes will soon be outlawed in the Philippines, and ordered authorities to arrest people caught using them. Read more

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