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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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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

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

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

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Forwarding and warehousing are two of the most important aspects to ensure a smooth production flow in the tobacco industry. Tobacco Asia picks the brains of some providers. more

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Results from a Global Adult Tobacco Survey report has shown the use of tobacco has declined in the last 8 years. 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

Rain in eastern North Carolina has hit the state’s tobacco farmers particularly hard. more

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A special committee of the Pakistan Senate met early August to look into the decline in revenue from the tobacco industry. more

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The global packaging solutions group is selling its Instrumentation & Tobacco Machinery division to G.D SpA for £30million (US$38.3 million). more

Manufacturing

New legislation to make it easier to prosecute tobacco smugglers will go to the Senate for debate after passing the lower house. more

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Though the overall global consumption of tobacco is decreasing, certain parts of the industry are growing. more

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The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union claims the New Zealand government is choosing to pursue tax revenues instead of helping smokers quit. more

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Over the past three years, land under tobacco cultivation in India has been shifted to other crops under the government’s crop diversification program. more

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Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg donates to a trio of anti-tobacco organizations to up their game against the tobacco industry. 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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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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