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China National Tobacco Corporation witnessed an increase of 1.76 million boxes of cigarettes over the first 11 months of 2018. Read more

Features

A Case Study of Tobacco-Cultivation Areas in Guizhou, China Read more

Features

Thinner, Darker, Curved: The Evolution of Rolling Papers

Courtesy of Moon (Shanghai) International Trading Co. Ltd.

Paper is not just paper; and perhaps there is no other segment within the tobacco industry where this simple adage holds more truth than among rolling paper companies. TOBACCO ASIA peeks at what’s currently trending in the product segment. Read more

Features

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

News

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

News

India has signed a protocol to revive the export of tobacco leaf to China, in a bid to reduce its US$63 billion trade deficit. The first such agreement was signed in 2008. Read more

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IUOC heat not burn

Courtesy of Shenzhen Yukan Technology Co. Ltd. / IUOC

Heat-not-burn devices have matured into a great way for enjoying tobacco, settling somewhere between vaping and combustibles. Chinese companies, in particular, are displaying innovativeness and zest when it comes to the motto “back to tobacco." Read more

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

News

China National Tobacco Corp. announced in early November that it would reach its sales target for this year of 47.5 million crates of cigarettes. Read more

News

Hurricane Florence and US-China trade tensions are causing North Carolina farmers to worry. Read more

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Major merchants resort to various “singular tricks,” such as adopting “experiential marketing” and setting up offline experience stores, which are the main means for major brands to attract the attention of consumers. Read more

Features

In recent years, heat-not-burn tobacco products, with the significant advantage of reducing the release of harmful components, have gradually become an important r&d direction for Big Tobacco, leading HNBs’ market share to grow rapidly. Read more

Features

Tobacco products have been caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war after theTrump administration’s latest tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods which came into effect on September 24. Read more

News

As the Chinese market evolves, two trends have become very clear: one is the upgrading of consumption, and the other is the rationalization of high-end consumption. Read more

Features

China National Tobacco Corporation signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with China’s internet giants Alibaba Group and Ant Financial in a move has had a large impact on the industry. Read more

Features

GIMA TT has signed in an agreement with Shanghai Tobacco Machinery Co. Ltd. to supply lines for the packaging of cigarettes. Read more

Manufacturing

Nowadays, various types of innovative cigarettes have kept coming on to the market. Under the strong lead of the Chunghwa brand, medium-sized cigarettes have gradually come into public view, trendsetting the industry’s next tide. Read more

Features

More than 50,000 visitors, 1,500 brand owners, and 350 domestic and foreign media from 45 countries participated in the expo. Read more

Features

It is no longer just growers and associations seeking alternative crops to tobacco production. The industry itself has already surrendered to this transition. Read more

Features

The newly minted Tobacco Authority of Thailand plans to introduce its Chinese cigarettes to the market this October, targeting the increasing number of Chinese visitors to the country. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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