Groups are demanding the Trump administration “pump the brakes” on the Food and Drug Administration’s crackdown on e-cigarettes, arguing the anti-vaping efforts will hurt “an innovative industry that is helping American smokers quit.” Read more


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. Read more


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started imposing a 100% tax on tobacco and its derivatives starting since June 10. Energy drinks will also be taxed 100% while soft drinks will have a lower tax of 50%. Read more


From the Associate editor

Reflections and Resolutions

An eventful year for an industry undergoing changes, and more to come.

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