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Philip Morris International plans to remove all its cigarettes from New Zealand shelves over the next few years. Read more

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A lawmaker has suggested in parliament that Malaysia impose a total import ban on cigarettes and make Malaysia the world’s first smoke-free country. Read more

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Philip Morris International reports a 1.1% increase in cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipment for the first quarter in 2019. Read more

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Drinking a bottle of wine a week may have the same cancer risk as smoking 5-10 cigarettes in the same time period. Read more

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The American Cancer Society is opposing Iowa’s proposed bill to raise the minimum age for buying and using tobacco products to 21. Read more

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Senate Bill 38, a proposed California bill to ban flavored tobacco products, was shelved on May 23 after the author said it had been watered down so much with exemptions that it was now opposed by public health groups. Read more

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Laser Perforation, the Filter Ventilation Solution of Choice

Courtesy of Micro Laser Technology GmbH

Manual needle rolling of tipping paper perforations is pretty much out-of-date. Laser perforation is the modern cigarette manufacturer’s preferred solution. Tobacco Asia talks to one of the leading equipment providers. Read more

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New research suggests that cigarettes will be stubbed out in Britain by 2050. Read more

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A team of the field office of the National Board of Revenue busted a fake cigarette factory in Tangail. The factory had been running its operations under the guise of a rice mill. Read more

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Latest figures from the State Revenue Committee show that the customs value of cigarettes exported by Armenia in 2018 grew by 9.3% from the previous year to $266.2 million. Read more

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Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue raided and sealed an illegal cigarette manufacturing factory in Buner allegedly run by the family of the vice chairman of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment. Read more

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In 2018 Turkey saw its highest figures of cigarette consumption to date, with a study revealing 1,400 cigarettes were consumed for every person. Read more

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Imperial Brands Plc. says it expected annual net revenue growth to be at or above the upper-end of its forecast range. Read more

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Sustainability and innovation were the keywords at the WT Middle East’s first conference held in Dubai during April 3-4, 2019. 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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Rock River Manufacturing, a factory on the Winnebago Tribe’s reservation, has been operating a 15,000-square-foot plant produces 5,000 cigarettes a minute, or 1.1 billion per year, available nationwide. Read more

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Scott Gottlieb’s resignation from his post as US Food and Drug Administration commissioner sent shockwaves across the industry followed by much speculation what this meant for the future of tobacco and next-generation products. Read more

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The Tobacco Authority of Thailand is lobbying for a license to produce cannabis-based cigarettes, hoping that if it can get the go-ahead to do so, the cannabis cigarettes would be as available in convenience stores as normal tobacco cigarettes 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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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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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

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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