A special committee of the Pakistan Senate met early August to look into the decline in revenue from the tobacco industry. more


With Bangladesh’s tobacco production ever increasing, the commodity contributes a sizeable portion of the world’s supplies. Tobacco Asia takes a look at the country’s industry and talks to two of the main players. more


Tobacco cultivation provides employment opportunities to 75,000 farmers’ families in rural areas and over one million direct and indirect employment to the rest of the population in Pakistan. more


The Competition Commission of Pakistan advises the Federal Board of Revenue to lower the qualification criteria to hire firms for installing a new trace and tracking system at cigarette production plants. more


Tobacco cultivating areas in Swabi are expected to soon receive a total of Rs256 million from a tobacco cess development fund for the fiscal year 2016-17. more


Philip Morris Pakistan Limited has installed solar panels at its manufacturing facilities in Kotri and Sahiwal with combined capacity of 458.6 kilowatt peak. The solar panels are also capable of CO2 emission reduction by up to 362 tons per annum. more


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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