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Essentra has appointed Hugo Azinheira as global innovations director. Azinheira will bring 15 years of product and marketing innovation experience in the tobacco industry to the team. Read more

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The government in Singapore announces it would introduce new plain packaging measures early in 2019 when all tobacco products will be packaged in a standardized size, shape, and drab brown color, free of any logos or images. Read more

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The cigarette industry in Southeast Asia is on the wane with combined cigarette volumes sales declining by nearly 3% in 2017. Strong government regulations are key reasons for the reduced outlook. Read more

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Star Tobacco International has rebranded its corporate trade name Read more

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It is now illegal to buy, use, and possess “emerging and imitation tobacco products” such as smokeless tobacco products, chewing tobacco, and shisha in Singapore. Read more

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The Ministry of Health (MoH) has been seeking public feedback on the standardized packaging of tobacco products, including increasing the size of graphic health warnings by 25%, in a six-week consultation exercise. Read more

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Regulators in the Asia-Pacific region certainly are presented with a great opportunity to support smoke-free products, but will they recognize and grab it? Read more

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Singapore’s ministry of health says it is monitoring efforts in the United States to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in each cigarette. Read more

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The point-of-sale display ban on tobacco products – approved in Singapore’s parliament in March – took effect on August 1, 2017. Retailers have a one-year grace period before the ban goes into effect. Read more

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New data from travel retail specialists show that global duty free and travel retail sales fell for the first time since 2009. Read more

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With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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