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Manufacturers of heat-not-burn products fire back, following government study on the safety of HNB products. more

Products

Things are stirring at the multinationals as they’re gearing up to lead consumers into an era where smoke-free next-generation products will (perhaps) replace combustibles for good. But is it a realistic goal? more

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TOMRA Sorting Food has launched a Korean language website, which provides a dynamic online resource for its Korean-speaking customers. more

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For global players like Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco, South Korea is a lucrative market which sits amongst its top five Asia Pacific markets in terms of volume contribution. more

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KT&G’s figures for 2015 has shown that the company is now the world’s fifth largest tobacco manufacturer, having sold 46.5 billion cigarettes overseas, for the first time exceeding the 40.6 billion sold domestically. more

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Despite influencing factors, the two leading tobacco manufacturers in the East Asia market has been able to increase their overseas markets while handling challenged domestic ones. more

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South Korea’s leading tobacco company has met success in new overseas markets beyond its traditional markets in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia. 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. more

Features

Tobacco Asia Profile: The Total KARDIEN Solution

Image courtesy of KARDIEN Co., a subsidiary of KT&G

A relative newcomer, Korean company KARDIEN, a subsidiary of KT&G, has nevertheless already made promising inroads in providing a broad range of easy-to-use yet very reliable tobacco product testing equipment. more

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Manufacturing

It would seem that South Korea is jumping on the e-cigarette bandwagon as more of its population turns to e-cigarettes instead of traditional tobacco cigarettes. 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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