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Iran is by far the largest cigarette market in the entire Middle East. Following the former state tobacco monopoly’s privatization, the ongoing economic liberalization has increasingly attracted foreign investment. Tobacco Asia takes a closer look. Read more


Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that up to 40% of all cigarettes consumed in the country are smuggled. Read more


Turkey was the biggest exporter of tobacco to Iran during the 11 months to February 19, worth more than US$42.35 million. 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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