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New research by Gallup has found that US smoking rates have reached a record low at 16%, and that e-cigarettes seem to have played a major role in this. more

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The Levant, and by extension also Iraq, is quite a rollercoaster ride when it comes to cigarette marketing;  but a ride that suppliers are willing to take. Tobacco Asia talked to active players in the region. more

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Tamil Nadu is the only South Indian state to report a higher prevalence of tobacco usage across different age groups when compared to GATS 1. more

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The campaign is meant to inform the public about smokeless tobacco and warn teenagers about the dangers of underage vaping. more

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The National Tobacco Administration says the Philippines’ tobacco output could decrease because of the declining number of tobacco areas and farmers nationwide. more

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A group of Democrat senators is encouraging the new head of the Motion Picture Association of America to ensure “responsible” practices when it comes to displaying the use of tobacco in films. more

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Only one in four smokers in the UAE have changed their habits after the government introduced a 100% excise or “sin tax” last year. more

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Two leading Canadian anti-tobacco groups that campaigned against smoking and tobacco products are preparing to close their doors after the money they expected to see in the most recent federal budget failed to materialize. 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. more

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A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel decides that Philip Morris International should not be able to claim its new heat-not-burn device iQOS is safer than smoking. more

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InterTabac, the world’s largest trade fair for tobacco products and smoking accessories, will this year take over the Westfalenhalle Arena, in addition to the halls that had housed the exhibition last year. more

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We all know that tradeshows can be hard work, but they are also a great opportunity to connect and reconnect with friends, partners, and distributors. more

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For years, Indonesia defied the global cigarette trend but that narrative changed in 2016. The market lost its resilience, and for the first time in nine years, cigarette sales in Indonesia declined. more

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An annual Japan Tobacco Inc. smoking rate survey shows 18.2% of Japanese adults are smokers. more

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Contrary to what has been happening in other parts of the world, Israel’s Health Ministry recorded the biggest single-year rise in smoking in more than a decade. more

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A recent report by Reportbuyer is estimating that organic tobacco in the RYO market segment will generate more revenue compared to the smokeless segment. more

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Caroline Bronckers

Conventional wisdom says nicotine is highly addictive and thus has harmful effects on our health. There have also been numerous studies and research that have reached the opposite conclusion – that nicotine, in fact, has beneficial qualities. 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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The emergence of electronic cigarettes as a substitute for traditional cigarettes in China may have a great impact on the country’s traditional markets, even as the safety of vaping remains controversial in China and the rest of the world. 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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