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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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The US is reportedly moving ahead with plans to ban all flavored vaping products other than those with tobacco and menthol flavors. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes. This marks the government’s first backing of a  reduced-risk tobacco product. Read more

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Thailand has become the first country in Asia, and 16th in the world, to roll out plain packaging. Read more

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InterTabac has set a new visitor record with 13,800 guests this year. Approximately 42% of the visitors came abroad, including from the US, China, Chile, South Africa, Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Read more

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Philip Morris International has called off talks about a US$200 billion merger with Altria Group, Inc. Read more

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British American Tobacco will cut 2,300 jobs as it creates a “more efficient, agile, and focused” company as it shifts away from traditional cigarettes to new products. Read more

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British American Tobacco is launching two new tobacco heating products, Glo Pro and Glo Nano, in Japan, following the earlier launch of the Glo Sens in Tokyo. Read more

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An internal UN document that appears to question an existing ban on tobacco company engagement with the United Nations is raising a few eyebrows, following its publication by journalist Colum Lynch at Foreign Policy. Read more

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New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation recently signed into law. The change, which takes effect after 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Read more

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Cuba began the preparations for the next tobacco harvest in the western province of Pinar del Río, the largest producer and supplier of the aromatic leaf for making the island’s most famous cigar brands. Read more

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US researchers have genetically engineered tobacco plants that can produce medical and industrial proteins in the field. This successful move outdoors from a laboratory setting could provide the opportunity to grow in bulk. Read more

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19i4_KTI Independent Successful

KT International

In the highly competitive segment of cigarette manufacturing, Bulgaria’s KT International (KTI) is the country’s most successful independent cigarette company. Read more

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Some Tennessee tobacco farmers are turning to hemp for financial stability, with an estimated 38,000 acres of hemp expected to be farmed in Tennessee in 2019. Only 4,700 acres were farmed in 2018. Read more

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The International Tax Stamp Association has lodged an appeal against the European Union Court of Justice’s decision to dismiss its legal claims surrounding the Tobacco Products Directive. Read more

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R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company recently announced it is expanding its innovative Modern Oral portfolio with VELO, a line of tobacco leaf-free and spit-free nicotine pouches. Read more

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WT Asia returns to Indonesia for the seventh time this October and finds a new home in Surabaya. WT Asia will take place at the Grand City Convex Convention Hall from 16-17 October 2019. Read more

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Flavors: Innovation within Boundaries

Hertz Flavors

The vaping industry has exploded in the past few years, and with it has come a tidal wave of new flavors. While the number of smokers worldwide has been slowly falling, the number of vapers is on the rise. Read more

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Myriad challenges are plaguing Zimbabwe’s tobacco sector and threatening its viability in spite of the fact that tobacco is one of the country’s top foreign currency earner. Read more

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Facebook is rolling out a new policy to restrict sales and limit content related to alcohol and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Read more

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NewCo Global Tobacco Service & Trade GmbH has appointed a new team now working at its new German offices, following a decision to create a NewCo team with all departments under one roof. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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