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China, home to the majority of the world’s e-cigarette manufacturers, is planning to regulate e-cigarettes. Read more

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WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, blocked all public accounts that posted tobacco service information and policy guidance as well as corporate accounts of the tobacco industry. Read more

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Tobacco Asia recently had the chance to talk about the current situation on e-cigarettes, vapor, and heat-not-burn products in China with Fox Guo, founder of IUOC, and Jackie Zhuang, a vapor industry consultant. Read more

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The situation with cigarette counterfeiting and selling as well as smuggling in China has gone through tremendous changes. Read more

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The year 2018 saw a growing number of Chinese consumers using e-cigarettes, especially young people in their 20s and 30s, who accounted for more than 30% of the total consumption, and this number is still rising. Read more

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Chu Shijian, the former chairman of Hongta Group and Yuxi Hongta Tobacco passed away at the age of 91 on March 5, 2019. Read more

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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

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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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From the Associate editor

Thai Policy Burns

Sometimes it seems regulators are just in a race to outdo each other in coming up with the new policies makes you shake your head in amazement. The latest doozy is from Thailand.

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