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

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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. more

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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. more

Manufacturing

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

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An EU ban on the sale of Swedish Match’ snus, is valid, an adviser to the European Union’s top court said in early April 2018. more

Products

Schur now offers a fully automatic weighing/closing system for packing shisha tobacco into bags. more

Manufacturing

The European Commission has decided not to propose a harmonized approach for excise taxation of e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products until further information about these products is available. more

Products

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. 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. more

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The Global Taskforce for Tobacco Free Portfolios has met with resistance from European fund managers. more

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The latest cigarette trafficking reports have shown the tobacco industry has been right all along. more

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A new report says that 53 billion illegal cigarettes were consumed in member states last year. more

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EU countries are preparing to tax e-cigarettes under the same regime as normal cigarettes, in a move likely to increase prices and to prompt a fight by lobbyists in Brussels. more

E-Cigs

Legislation to control tobacco products is becoming more stringent and operating in this sector is increasingly complex with new ever-changing legislative requirements. 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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