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Philip Morris International reports a 1.1% increase in cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipment for the first quarter in 2019. Read more

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Africa’s marketing season has not brought good news for Zimbabwean tobacco growers, according to the latest International Tobacco Growers’ Association Crop Monitor report, leading to call for a meeting of all industry stakeholders. Read more

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The American Cancer Society is opposing Iowa’s proposed bill to raise the minimum age for buying and using tobacco products to 21. Read more

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A new study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published in The Lancet, has found that unhealthy diets is responsible for roughly one in five deaths worldwide, more than any other known health risk, including tobacco use. Read more

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Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as ‘green bioreactors’ to produce an anti-inflammatory protein with powerful therapeutic potential. Read more

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Laser Perforation, the Filter Ventilation Solution of Choice

Courtesy of Micro Laser Technology GmbH

Manual needle rolling of tipping paper perforations is pretty much out-of-date. Laser perforation is the modern cigarette manufacturer’s preferred solution. Tobacco Asia talks to one of the leading equipment providers. Read more

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New research suggests that cigarettes will be stubbed out in Britain by 2050. Read more

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Latest figures from the State Revenue Committee show that the customs value of cigarettes exported by Armenia in 2018 grew by 9.3% from the previous year to $266.2 million. Read more

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In 2018 Turkey saw its highest figures of cigarette consumption to date, with a study revealing 1,400 cigarettes were consumed for every person. Read more

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A team of the field office of the National Board of Revenue busted a fake cigarette factory in Tangail. The factory had been running its operations under the guise of a rice mill. Read more

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The year 2018 saw a growing number of Chinese consumers using e-cigarettes, especially young people in their 20s and 30s, who accounted for more than 30% of the total consumption, and this number is still rising. Read more

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Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue raided and sealed an illegal cigarette manufacturing factory in Buner allegedly run by the family of the vice chairman of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment. Read more

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Imperial Brands Plc. says it expected annual net revenue growth to be at or above the upper-end of its forecast range. Read more

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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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Francois van der Merwe, chair of the Tobacco Institute of South Africa,  has defended the institute’s tobacco company members, saying none of its members have ever fallen foul of their tax obligations in South Africa. Read more

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British American Tobacco is expanding its facilities with the construction of a US$9 million tobacco processing factory in Votualevu, Nadi. Read more

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Sustainability and innovation were the keywords at the WT Middle East’s first conference held in Dubai during April 3-4, 2019. Read more

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Tobacco farmers are calling on political parties to help ease the impact of the 40% excise tax rise on cigarettes that is scheduled to come into effect October 1 this year. Read more

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It is indisputable that cannabis is the next big thing, gaining more attention from consumers, governments, as well as related businesses. Read more

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An Italian-owned company that makes high-tech machinery for producing and packaging tobacco products is expanding its operations in Virginia with the state’s help. Read 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. 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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