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Russia’s statistics agency says 24.4% more cigarettes were produced in June 2018 despite anti-smoking measures such as prices hikes and advertising bans. more

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Philip Morris International is reportedly planning new investments in Russia, according to Alexander Zhukov, first deputy speaker of the State Duma. 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. more

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Russian business ombudsman, Boris Titov, said in an annual report to the Russian president that 35-40% of tobacco products sold on the Russian market are illegally produced. more

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Russia, until recently a veritable paradise for smokers, is now a new battleground where over-eager politicians are attempting to legislate smoking out of existence. more

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Dmitry Nosov, a member of the State Duma Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption Measures, has submitted a bill to Russia's State Duma to ban the sale of tobacco and cigarettes at night and in the early hours of the morning. more

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Steep declines in the Russian ruble have dealt a blow to Japan Tobacco’s earnings, as the global cigarette company does a brisk business in the country and surrounding region. more

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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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