New legislation to make it easier to prosecute tobacco smugglers will go to the Senate for debate after passing the lower house. Read more


Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that up to 40% of all cigarettes consumed in the country are smuggled. Read more


More than six million cigarettes, 22 boxes of loose tobacco, cash and a small amount of cocaine and methylamphetamine were seized by the Australian Border Force in Sydney’s southwest in August. Five men have been charged. Read more


Banning e-cigarettes in India will increase smuggling of such products, which have no assurance of source and quality standards, says the Tobacco Institute of India. Read more


From the Associate editor

Reflections and Resolutions

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

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