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The International Tax Stamp Association has lodged an appeal against the European Union Court of Justice’s decision to dismiss its legal claims surrounding the Tobacco Products Directive. Read more

Manufacturing

Diet Tobacco Europe Kft is installing a new DIET (dry iced expanded tobacco) production line which will triple the current capacity,  enabling DTE  to better serve their customers. Read more

Leaf

The European Union’s TPD2 is now in effect, and perhaps it approached a bit too fast for some to make their track and trace (T&T) procedures compliant. Tobacco Asia talks to a Croatian outfit which offers an intriguing solution that can help struggle Read more

Features

KPMG’s “Stella Report,” commissioned by Philip Morris International, reported that Greece has the highest rate of contraband cigarettes in the European Union, costing governments €690 million in revenues last year. Read more

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All the major parties in the European elections broadly support the idea of e-cigarette regulation instead of bans. Read more

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All the major parties in the European elections broadly support the idea of e-cigarette regulation instead of bans. Read more

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Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner responsible for health, says the next European Commission will propose strengthening regulations, especially on e-cigarettes and next-generation products. Read more

Products

Nevada-based Illusione Cigars has signed a distribution deal with Oettinger Davidoff AG to have its cigars distributed in a variety of European countries. Read more

Products

Honeywell has announced that its track-and-trace product had been nominated by tobacco manufacturers to help them find suitable suppliers who are part of the tobacco supply chain and comply with the EU Tobacco Products Directive II (TPD2). Read more

Manufacturing

Draconic and rigid regulations, anti-tobacco lobbying, high production costs, and a host of other factors give German and French tobacco farmers headaches. Tobacco Asia talks to grower associations from both countries about their worries. Read more

Features

ITSA: Some Beef with TPD2

Courtesy of ITSA

The International Tax Stamp Association is warning that the EU’s TPD2 may not be compatible with the WHO’s FCTC as far as T&T requirements are concerned and that some adjustments may be sorely needed. Read more

Features

Automation specialist will launch compact versions of its existing large-scale systems to ensure all tobacco manufacturers can comply with the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Read more

Manufacturing

US tobacco farmers might be getting hit hard as trade threats bounce between the US and partners all around the world. Read more

Leaf

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

Features

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld an anonymous complaint saying that advertisements encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes as safer alternatives are against EU law. Read more

Products

Since May, tobacco products placed on the market in EU countries have had to comply with the Tobacco Products Directive. Japan Tobacco International says that this is over-regulation and someone needs to be held accountable. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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