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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces it is amending the recommended nationwide retail price of the Ploom S Starter Kit. Read more

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The Tobacco Institute of Japan will be implementing rules for collecting used heated tobacco devices that use lithium-ion batteries as multiple cases of fire believed to be caused by discarded tobacco cartridges. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. will launch the Camel Box, its latest Camel product nationwide on Jul 26, 2019. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced the nationwide launch of its Natural American Spirit Agate to be in late July 2019. Read more

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More and more people in Japan are turning to heat-not-burn products over conventional cigarettes. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. has announced the nationwide launch of two new products from its Mevius brand. Read more

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JT Group has released its 2018 financial results. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the leaf tobacco deliberative council released its annual determinations for domestic leaf tobacco cultivation area and grower prices for 2019. Read 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. Read more

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After slower sales of its IQOS product, Philip Morris International is trying on a new strategy to appeal to more conservative smokers in Japan who aren’t willingly exchanging their cigarettes for high-tech gadgets. Read more

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Despite a weaker pound and a slowing market for tobacco-heating devices in Japan, British American Tobacco (BAT) expects to report “good” earnings growth for the full year. Read more

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The Ikoma city government in Japan's Nara Prefecture is forcing smokers to undergo a “decontamination” period before they can enter elevators, a health rule praised by some but described as draconian by others. Read more

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Japan Tobacco saw a 7.3% increase in international cigarette sales volume in the first quarter of 2018, having shipped 98 billion units. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. will launch two new Camel products nationwide this June – Camel Lights Box and Camel Menthol Lights Box. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces that the group has agreed to acquire Donskoy Tabak, reinforcing its leading position in Russia, the third largest tobacco market in the world. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced the nationwide launch of 15 limited edition packages from Mevius in late March 2018. Read more

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Regulators now have heated tobacco products in their crosshairs, preparing to expand the scope of their rules against passive smoking. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced its plans to launch a new heat-not-burn product in Japan as early as the end of this year. Read more

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Since February 5, 2018, Ploom Tech starter kit and tobacco capsules have expanded their sales area to Sapporo, Sendai, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Hiroshima. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on, hurt by a sharp drop in domestic cigarette sales as more smokers switch to vaping products and more smokers are quitting than expected. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Reflections and Resolutions

An eventful year for an industry undergoing changes, and more to come.

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