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KT&G, the world’s fifth-largest tobacco company, has leased a 72,800 square feet space in Fort Worth, TX for its US headquarters and distribution center. Read more

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Rock River Manufacturing, a factory on the Winnebago Tribe’s reservation, has been operating a 15,000-square-foot plant produces 5,000 cigarettes a minute, or 1.1 billion per year, available nationwide. Read more

Manufacturing

Dr. Norman E. Sharpless has been named as the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s resignation. Read more

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Scott Gottlieb’s resignation from his post as US Food and Drug Administration commissioner sent shockwaves across the industry followed by much speculation what this meant for the future of tobacco and next-generation products. Read more

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An April 2019 report revealed that the number of tobacco shops in Minneapolis more than doubled after the sale of menthol products was restricted to adult-only establishments in 2018. Read more

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Some entities in the tobacco control movement are lying to the public by exaggerating the risks of safer alternatives such as e-cigarettes, a tobacco control expert says. Read more

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A new Indio Cigar Factory recently opened in Charleston, IL, offering a variety of tobacco products for sale and a cigar lounge for customers’ enjoyment. Read more

Manufacturing

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives in late March is seeking to exempt premium cigars from burdensome FDA regulations. Read more

Products

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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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

Products

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

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

Products

Hawaii is considering a bill that bans cigarette sales to those under 100. Read more

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A growing number of states have been introducing new legislation raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco to 21, also known as Tobacco 21 bills. Read more

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Cigarette manufacturer King Mountain Tobacco asks the US Supreme Court review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision ordering the company to pay about US$58 million in unpaid federal excise taxes. Read more

Products

US farmers are facing a new threat: the growing use of e-cigarettes that get their nicotine from processed tobacco grown much more cheaply in emerging markets. Read more

Leaf

The study published shows e-cigarettes beat both nicotine patches and gum when it comes to smoking cessation tools. Read more

Products

A United States’ Food and Drug Administration committee concludes Altria Group’s U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company’s proposed modified risk claim is scientifically accurate. 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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