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Releasing its fourth-quarter results, Altria Group Inc. said it sees US cigarette sales falling even faster than it had expected, validating the company’s outsize investment in e-cigarettes. Read more

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Data from South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance show that sales of cigarettes in the country fell 1.5% in 2018 from a year earlier. Read more

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Data from South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance show that sales of cigarettes in the country fell 1.5% in 2018 from a year earlier. 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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The Thai Corrections Department director-general announced that a new regulation will ban the sale of cigarettes and tobacco at all prisons across the country. Read more

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A report by the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa conducted by Ipsos on the market share of illicit cigarettes in the country has revealed illicit cigarettes are South Africa’s biggest tobacco brand. Read more

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Russia’s statistics agency says 24.4% more cigarettes were produced in June 2018 despite anti-smoking measures such as prices hikes and advertising bans. Read more

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The cigarette industry in Southeast Asia is on the wane with combined cigarette volumes sales declining by nearly 3% in 2017. Strong government regulations are key reasons for the reduced outlook. Read more

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A pack of 20 Marlboro cigarettes cost around US$19.82 in Australia, with New Zealand a close second at $17.54. Read more

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Previously, the minimum allowed price per pack was $10.50. Read more

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Plain packaging with graphic images will not change customer habits, New Zealand shop owners say. Read more

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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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The managing director of the state-run Thailand Tobacco Monopoly says the agency is required to buy domestic tobacco at “unusually high prices.” Read more

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Kiev-based Imperial Tobacco Production Ukraine’s net loss fell by 77.3% in 2017. Read more

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Japan Tobacco saw a 7.3% increase in international cigarette sales volume in the first quarter of 2018, having shipped 98 billion units. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on, hurt by a sharp drop in domestic cigarette sales as more smokers switch to vaping products and more smokers are quitting than expected. Read more

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Imperial Brands stemmed the decline in cigarette sales volumes in the second half of this year by focusing on key brands and controlling price hikes. Read more

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For years, Indonesia defied the global cigarette trend but that narrative changed in 2016. The market lost its resilience, and for the first time in nine years, cigarette sales in Indonesia declined. Read more

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Niche cigarette products have turned out to be powerful weapons for China’s tobacco industry in their efforts to revive cigarette sales and reverse an unprecedented sales slump last year. Read more

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The tobacco industry in Japan is suffering from demographic changes. The decreasing and aging population of Japan is reducing smoking prevalence. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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