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In recent years, heat-not-burn tobacco products, with the significant advantage of reducing the release of harmful components, have gradually become an important r&d direction for Big Tobacco, leading HNBs’ market share to grow rapidly. more

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Tobacco products have been caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war after theTrump administration’s latest tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods which came into effect on September 24. more

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Since August 10, the US Food and Drug Administration requires new warning labels on e-cigarettes and certain other tobacco products. more

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World Health Organization wants to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products, and Fiji would benefit greatly from the ratification. more

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Altria is creating two new divisions, one for core tobacco products like cigarettes another unit for innovative products like vaping devices. more

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Exports of tobacco products in 2017 accounted for 42% of Romania’s total exports of food, beverages, and tobacco, and about 6% of total exports of consumer goods. more

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Oman’s ministry of information announced that advertising for tobacco products on social media and billboards has been banned. more

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Stanford University researchers have discovered another problem for Facebook: the “widespread” promotion of tobacco products on the Facebook platform. more

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Japan Tobacco saw a 7.3% increase in international cigarette sales volume in the first quarter of 2018, having shipped 98 billion units. 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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A survey by Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department, done between June and September 2017, shows that more citizens have tried electronic smoking devices, including e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products, compared to a survey in 2015. more

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The US Food and Drug Administration publishes revised gudelines for listing ingredients in tobacco products. more

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Farmer associations and industry figures shared mixed views on issues related to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector in a meeting called by the commerce and industry ministry. more

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The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved a proposal submitted by Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, minister of health, to introduce plain packaging on tobacco products. more

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British American Tobacco recently launched its glo tobacco heating product in Italy, making it the seventh market after Japan, South Korea, Russia, Romania, Canada, and Switzerland. more

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The Food and Drug Administration is being sued by seven public health groups and several pediatricians for delaying regulation of e-cigarettes and some tobacco products. more

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Cambodian authorities raided and shut down a cigarette manufacturing company in Tbong Khmum province after discovering it had not complied with a sub-decree requiring warning labels to be included on tobacco products. more

Manufacturing

A Wellington court dismissed a case against the New Zealand unit of Philip Morris International, allowing it to sell its HEETs heated tobacco sticks used in iQOS devices. more

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The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at premium cigars, asking for more information which would be used to decide how it should regulate them. Anti-tobacco groups fear this could weaken regulations. 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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