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Governor Gary Herbert signed the HB324 bill in late March 2019, making Utah the eighth state to enforce a smoking age of 21. Read more

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Hawaii is contemplating a new ban on flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco. It would be the first state to adopt such a ban under a bill before the Legislature. Read more

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Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner responsible for health, says the next European Commission will propose strengthening regulations, especially on e-cigarettes and next-generation products. Read more

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China National Tobacco Corporation witnessed an increase of 1.76 million boxes of cigarettes over the first 11 months of 2018. Read more

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A Case Study of Tobacco-Cultivation Areas in Guizhou, China Read more

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Cigarette filter manufacturing continues to change to meet consumer tastes, technology, and regulation, leading to the introduction of filters in different sizes, materials, tobacco concentration, and flavors. 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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Thinner, Darker, Curved: The Evolution of Rolling Papers

Courtesy of Moon (Shanghai) International Trading Co. Ltd.

Paper is not just paper; and perhaps there is no other segment within the tobacco industry where this simple adage holds more truth than among rolling paper companies. TOBACCO ASIA peeks at what’s currently trending in the product segment. Read more

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The World Health Organization says it is not buying into the idea that Philip Morris International is “healthier” than before, Read more

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A doctor specializing in lung concerns is saying a Senate bill seeking to double excise taxes on tobacco products will help halt the growing number of smokers in the country. 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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Releasing its fourth-quarter results, Altria Group Inc. said it sees US cigarette sales falling even faster than it had expected, validating the company’s outsize investment in e-cigarettes. Read more

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The launch of the new Toop-One started in Shenzhen and Hefei in China, allowing customers to closely experience a whole new mode of tobacco consumption. Read more

Products

A report by University of Bath academics is accusing four cigarette companies of consistently paying less than the headline rate of UK corporation tax while paying hundreds of millions of pounds in tax overseas. Read more

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JT Group has released its 2018 financial results. Read more

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Industrial holdings group, TSL which has operations in agriculture, logistics, and real estate, has recorded a 19% jump in revenue. Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) have both been recognized as Global Top Employers. Read more

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TOMRA commits to its long-term development in China and has further strengthened its set-up in this fast-growing market. Read more

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A recent study on global and regional tobacco packaging projects that the tobacco packaging market size will grow from US$14.30 billion in 2017 to US$17.69 billion by 2023. Read more

Manufacturing

United Cigars has announced its new measure to combat counterfeiting – adding a new secondary foot band to its Atabey line. Read more

Products

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. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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