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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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The European Commission implemented delegated acts to specify the technical details regarding track and trace, authentication, tamper verification, and security features on tobacco products. more

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Operatives of the Philippine Criminal Investigation and Detection Group raided a factory producing counterfeit cigarettes in the RIS Compound Barangay Tabe, Guiguinto. more

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An international trade body urges a “redoubling” of global authentication strategies. more

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Counterfeits made out to be genuine brands are being sold by people using fake profiles on Facebook’s marketplace pages and offer hand delivery, the BBC reports. more

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Lumina Cigarette Tipping: A Stylish New Safety Feature

Image courtesy of Tannpapier GmbH, a subsidiary of Trierenberg Holdings

Cigarette manufacturers are always looking for effective ways to protect their products against counterfeiting. Innovative Austrian company TANNPAPIER’s ingenious “Lumina Tipping” technology not only achieves that. more

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As counterfeiters of brand cigarettes are becoming increasingly skilled in perfecting the art of emulating cigarette packaging, TOBACCO ASIA explores what tobacco companies can do to stem the tide and how packaging manufacturers assist them. more

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Law enforcement agencies continued the crackdown on fake cigarettes as more traders of the contraband were arrested in separate operations in Quezon province and Zamboanga City. more

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The trade body for the global hologram industry has welcomed a new United Nations report that reaffirms the technology’s important role in anti-counterfeiting. more

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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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