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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. more

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The US Food and Drug Administration’s new policies to restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is unlikely to hurt the tobacco industry. more

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Anja Cord

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, InterTabac once again was established as the international forum of the industry. 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. more

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The American Academy of Family Physicians and other health agencies sent a joint letter to the Food and Drug Administration pushing for a tough stance on combating black market tobacco. more

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Ex-smokers and medical associations are threatening legal action to get “too unhealthy” cigarettes that exceed European norms for nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide banned. more

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A July Gallup poll found that Americans say cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, and pipes are much more harmful to people who use them than marijuana and e-cigarettes. 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. more

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The House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction measures as part of its National Tobacco Control Strategy. more

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Though the overall global consumption of tobacco is decreasing, certain parts of the industry are growing. more

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

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Researchers have conducted two clinical trials to study why smokers avoid warnings on cigarette packs, and whether said avoidance was associated with more forgoing or butting out of cigarettes. 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. more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. agrees to acquire tobacco operations from Bangladesh’s Akij Group, expanding its presence in Asia. The purchase price is estimated at USD $1.5 billion. more

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Conquering Counterfeiting with Security Printing

Florian Grunt

Counterfeited cigarettes have become an increasingly serious problem in many markets and cigarette manufacturers can protect their brands through various security printing solutions. Tobacco Asia looks at some remarkable options. more

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Teen “Juuling” Crisis, Approval for PMI’s IQOS, and Other Products Draw on Agency Resources more

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The Levant, and by extension also Iraq, is quite a rollercoaster ride when it comes to cigarette marketing;  but a ride that suppliers are willing to take. Tobacco Asia talked to active players in the region. more

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The United States’ FDA is set to eventually enact a new rule requiring all cigarettes sold in the country to have “minimally or non-addictive” nicotine levels. 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. 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. more

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From the Associate editor

Marketing 101

There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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