Altria Group Inc. introduced its heat-not-burn product, iQOS, to the market, five months after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave IQOS the greenlight in the United States. Read more


British American Tobacco is launching two new tobacco heating products, Glo Pro and Glo Nano, in Japan, following the earlier launch of the Glo Sens in Tokyo. Read more


British American Tobacco invests in research as the industry continues development of next-generation potentially reduced-risk products. Read more


When Recon Marries HNB

Star Agritech International

For decades, reconstituted tobacco has been an indispensable commodity used in numerous products. Now HNB was added to that list of applications. Tobacco Asia talked to one of the main suppliers of recon. Read more


The situation with cigarette counterfeiting and selling as well as smuggling in China has gone through tremendous changes. Read more


Mok is smaller, lighter, and more portable than competitors such as Philip Morris’ IQOS, British American Tobacco’s Glo, and KT&G’s Lil. Read more


While global demand for oriental tobacco is constantly increasing, production is dropping drastically everywhere. The crop is deserving of more attention, opine some leading traders. Read more


IUOC heat not burn

Courtesy of Shenzhen Yukan Technology Co. Ltd. / IUOC

Heat-not-burn devices have matured into a great way for enjoying tobacco, settling somewhere between vaping and combustibles. Chinese companies, in particular, are displaying innovativeness and zest when it comes to the motto “back to tobacco." Read more


In recent years, heat-not-burn tobacco products, with the significant advantage of reducing the release of harmful components, have gradually become an important r&d direction for Big Tobacco, leading HNBs’ market share to grow rapidly. Read more


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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