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Japan Tobacco International

Dr. Iqbal Lambat, Star Agritech’s current c.e.o. and president of the Star Corporation group of companies, looks back at a long-spanning career. more

Features

Japan Tobacco Inc. agrees to acquire tobacco operations from Bangladesh’s Akij Group, expanding its presence in Asia. The purchase price is estimated at USD $1.5 billion. more

News

Japan Tobacco International is rejoining the Association of the Tobacco Industry of Cambodia after leaving it in mid-2016. more

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Japan Tobacco International has slashed the prices on its heated tobacco products after a similar move by rival Philip Morris, signaling increased competition in Japan’s market for alternative cigarettes. more

Products

Japan Tobacco International is investing US$100 million in a production plant in Stary Gostków for the production of its Ploom Tech tobacco capsules. more

Manufacturing

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

Features

Many interesting things happened for the industry in 2017. more

Features

Things are stirring at the multinationals as they’re gearing up to lead consumers into an era where smoke-free next-generation products will (perhaps) replace combustibles for good. But is it a realistic goal? more

Features

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

News


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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