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The World Health Organization unveils a new global strategy to scale up the tobacco control agenda over the next few years and to “prevent further interference by tobacco industry” in public health policies. 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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Anja Cord

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, InterTabac once again was established as the international forum of the industry. more

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PMI denies the adverts are illegal and claims it wants to help smokers by providing them with better tobacco alternatives. more

Products

Good Times will be launching a new line of products in Q4 2018. The company will also be introducing redesigned, attractive packaging for its existing products. more

Products

The group Premium Cigar Retailers of Canada has launched “The Better Cigar Plan”, a new portal that allows Canadian citizens and businesses to easily contact their member of parliament in support of an exemption for premium cigars. more

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The Ministry of Health and Welfare said this September or October it plans to announce a measure pushing to enlarge the size of graphic warning images on cigarette packs. more

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As the Chinese market evolves, two trends have become very clear: one is the upgrading of consumption, and the other is the rationalization of high-end consumption. more

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The American Academy of Family Physicians and other health agencies sent a joint letter to the Food and Drug Administration pushing for a tough stance on combating black market tobacco. more

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Traders, farmers, and unionized workers have joined the industry pushback against the government’s proposed new tobacco laws, saying they will harm businesses and lead to thousands of jobs lost. more

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This was the first successful strike by a task force bringing together agencies including the Australian Tax Office and Australian Border Force. more

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China National Tobacco Corporation signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with China’s internet giants Alibaba Group and Ant Financial in a move has had a large impact on the industry. more

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Growers debated the challenges the sector is facing during the gathering in Zimbabwe. 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. more

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Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales reached a record high signaling that controversial land reforms could be working and raising hopes that it could help ease the country’s severe dollar shortage. more

Leaf

The project investment will cost about US $2.28 million. more

Manufacturing

A recent New York University study finds that aldehydes are the major carcinogens in tobacco smoke. more

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Russia’s statistics agency says 24.4% more cigarettes were produced in June 2018 despite anti-smoking measures such as prices hikes and advertising bans. more

Manufacturing

In a rare exclusive interview, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly’s managing director Daonoi Suttiniphapunt grants Tobacco Asia some insights into the organization’s future plans and the manifold challenges that lie ahead for the state-owned outfit. 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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