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The World Tobacco Growers' Day was marked this year by initiatives carried out throughout the month of October with the goal of promoting a consistent and comprehensive diversification agenda. more

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

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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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A report by the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa conducted by Ipsos on the market share of illicit cigarettes in the country has revealed illicit cigarettes are South Africa’s biggest tobacco brand. more

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The US Food and Drug Administration’s new policies to restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted stores and pursue bans on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is unlikely to hurt the tobacco industry. more

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The 1998 Master Settlement Agreement, which requires the tobacco companies to pay out annually in perpetuity to bankroll tobacco control and cancer research programs seem to have gone up in smoke. more

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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. more

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The International Tax Stamp Association brings together leading industry companies and stakeholders to promote a better understanding of the benefits of tax stamp programs and the highest professional standards within the sector. more

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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

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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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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