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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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Mongol Tobacco SO Co. Ltd. has announced a tender of a minimum of 19% of its company shares. Read more

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Altria Group, Inc. has announced it signed and closed a US$12.8 billion investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. Altria's investment represents a 35% economic interest in JUUL, valuing the company at $38 billion. JUUL will remain fully independent. Read more

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A global pact to battle the illicit tobacco trade began in September with the World Health Organization hailing it as “game-changing” in eliminating widespread health-hazardous and criminal activity. 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 US Food and Drug Administration will restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Read more

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The Canadian government is considering putting a cancer warning label on every individual cigarette stick sold in the country. If passed, this will make Canada the first country in the world to do so. Read more

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

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A November report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that cigarette use among American adults is at the lowest it’s been since CDC started collecting data in 1965. Read more

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The UK branch of Philip Morris International launched its “Hold My Light” anti-smoking campaign with ads in several newspapers late October. Read more

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A recent analysis found the market for cigarettes with flavor capsules in the filter had 'grown exponentially since being introduced in 2007.' 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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The Jordanian government has limited the importation of cigarettes and “mu‘assel” production machinery and their “non-retail” production inputs to only established and licensed factories. Read more

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According to Middle East experts in the black market trade, UAE’s landmark 100% tobacco tax has led half the smoking population to turn to cheaper, illicit cigarettes. Read more

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A scientific advisory committee of the US Food and Drug Administration advanced R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s efforts to communicate reduced-risk information to consumers regarding its Camel Snus products. Read more

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Study indicates the change is because teens are smoking cigarettes and drinking less while the numbers for marijuana have held steady. Read more

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The World Health Organization ignores its own treaty which obliges signatories to adopt the harm reduction approach of encouraging safer nicotine products. Read more

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According to the latest study published by Fact.MR, the smoking cessation products market is expected to witness impressive a 12% year-to-year volume growth in 2018 over 2017. 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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