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Thomas Schmid

The Irresistible Lure of Pheromone Traps

Courtesy of Borgwaldt Flavor GmbH

Common sense suggests that any tobacco company worth its salt should continuously monitor for tobacco beetle and tobacco moth. Pheromone traps are an excellent and cost-effective way to assess whether an infestation has occurred or not. Read more

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While global demand for oriental tobacco is constantly increasing, production is dropping drastically everywhere. The crop is deserving of more attention, opine some leading traders. Read more

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Phosphine fumigation remains the de rigueur pest control option in the tobacco industry. But, there certainly are other alternatives available. Tobacco Asia investigates this with German outfit ThermoNox GmbH. Read more

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Brand Security: The Future Is Now!

Courtesy of Rolling Optics AB

The counterfeiting of tobacco brands has grown into a worldwide problem. But a Swedish company has a sensational security product at the ready that can help tackle the issue in a stride. Read more

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Smokeless Tobacco: Perfect Alternative to Outwit Anti-Smoking Laws

courtesy of House of Oliver Twist A/S

Chewing tobacco and Swedish snus are going pretty much under the radar in a world awash with combustible tobacco products, yet they are fantastic alternatives to circumvent smoking restrictions. Read more

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IUOC heat not burn

Courtesy of Shenzhen Yukan Technology Co. Ltd. / IUOC

Heat-not-burn devices have matured into a great way for enjoying tobacco, settling somewhere between vaping and combustibles. Chinese companies, in particular, are displaying innovativeness and zest when it comes to the motto “back to tobacco." Read more

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As part of our continuing series on independent leaf suppliers we are introducing a Hong Kong-based company that has spread its wings around the globe and a Zimbabwean start-up attempting its first successful baby steps. Read more

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Something to Spare

Courtesy of HSI Tobacco Service & Spare-Parts GmbH

Whether new or obsolete tobacco machinery, they are all subject to considerable wear and tear. Spare part suppliers thus provide a crucial – indeed indispensable - service to keep lines running and prevent expensive production downtimes. Read more

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Draconic and rigid regulations, anti-tobacco lobbying, high production costs, and a host of other factors give German and French tobacco farmers headaches. Tobacco Asia talks to grower associations from both countries about their worries. Read more

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ITSA: Some Beef with TPD2

Courtesy of ITSA

The International Tax Stamp Association is warning that the EU’s TPD2 may not be compatible with the WHO’s FCTC as far as T&T requirements are concerned and that some adjustments may be sorely needed. Read more

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Star Agritech: Reaching for the Stars

Star Corporation

After rebranding its flagship company Star Tobacco International into Star Agritech International, the Star Corporation group of companies harbors quite exciting plans. Tobacco Asia talked to some of its executives to see where it is headed. Read more

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Forwarding and warehousing are two of the most important aspects to ensure a smooth production flow in the tobacco industry. Tobacco Asia picks the brains of some providers. Read more

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Conquering Counterfeiting with Security Printing

Florian Grunt

Counterfeited cigarettes have become an increasingly serious problem in many markets and cigarette manufacturers can protect their brands through various security printing solutions. Tobacco Asia looks at some remarkable options. Read more

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Flavoring industry veteran Eduardo Berea of Alternative Ingredients, and Polish company Chemnovatic fill in Tobacco Asia on the workings of nicotine manufacturers supplying the e-juice industry. Read more

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The United States’ FDA is set to eventually enact a new rule requiring all cigarettes sold in the country to have “minimally or non-addictive” nicotine levels. Read 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. Read more

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The United Arab Emirates is host to quite a few cigarette manufacturers that are becoming increasingly active global players. But one of them, BMJ Industries, has chosen a particularly challenging turf shunned by many others: the Near East. Read more

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With Bangladesh’s tobacco production ever increasing, the commodity contributes a sizeable portion of the world’s supplies. Tobacco Asia takes a look at the country’s industry and talks to two of the main players. Read more

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Courtesy of Parsian Tobacco AFZ

Iran is by far the largest cigarette market in the entire Middle East. Following the former state tobacco monopoly’s privatization, the ongoing economic liberalization has increasingly attracted foreign investment. Tobacco Asia takes a closer look. Read more

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The UAE is home to a surprisingly large number of both international and local cigarette companies. But what makes the country such an enticing base? A couple of major operators share their thoughts with Tobacco Asia. 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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