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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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Cigarette filter manufacturing continues to change to meet consumer tastes, technology, and regulation, leading to the introduction of filters in different sizes, materials, tobacco concentration, and flavors. 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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The World Health Organization says it is not buying into the idea that Philip Morris International is “healthier” than before, Read more

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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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A report by University of Bath academics is accusing four cigarette companies of consistently paying less than the headline rate of UK corporation tax while paying hundreds of millions of pounds in tax overseas. Read more

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JT Group has released its 2018 financial results. Read more

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A growing number of states have been introducing new legislation raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco to 21, also known as Tobacco 21 bills. Read more

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Mike Ridgway of the Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance supports the recent Local Government Association warning that millions of fake cigarettes are entering the UK and undermining efforts to cut smoking. Read more

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Cigarette manufacturer King Mountain Tobacco asks the US Supreme Court review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision ordering the company to pay about US$58 million in unpaid federal excise taxes. Read more

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Hawaii is considering a bill that bans cigarette sales to those under 100. Read more

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The Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue started the year by destroying various illegally operated cigarette-making equipment and fake cigarettes in mid-January to show the government’s commitment to fight tobacco smuggling and counterfeiting. 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

Products

The study published shows e-cigarettes beat both nicotine patches and gum when it comes to smoking cessation tools. Read more

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A United States’ Food and Drug Administration committee concludes Altria Group’s U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company’s proposed modified risk claim is scientifically accurate. Read more

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British American Tobacco does not believe there is scientific evidence to support a ban on menthol cigarettes in the US, its c.e.o. says. Read more

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A new study confirms that e-cigarettes beat both nicotine patches and gum when it comes to smoking cessation tools. People who use e-cigs as a quitting aid are twice as likely to stop smoking cigarettes than those who used gum or patches. 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., 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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In a rare exclusive interview, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly’s managing director Daonoi Suttiniphapunt grants Tobacco Asia some insights into the organization’s future plans and the manifold challenges that lie ahead for the state-owned outfit. 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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