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Young Chinese less keen to smoke

Young Chinese less keen to smoke

| February 12, 2016

A decline in smoking among young males could be a pointer to an eventual fall in China’s overall smoking incidence.

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Time to celebrate fine cigars

Time to celebrate fine cigars

| February 12, 2016

The 50th anniversary of Cohiba is due to be celebrated as part of the 18th Habanos Festival, a five day celebration of fine cigars in Havana, Cuba, starting on February 29.

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JT suffers domestic volume fall

JT suffers domestic volume fall

| February 12, 2016

A long-term decline in cigarette consumption in Japan was reflected in a modest drop in Japan Tobacco’s January volume.

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JT buys Brazil distributor

JT buys Brazil distributor

| February 12, 2016

Although it has only a modest share of Brazil’s cigarette market, JT has demonstrated its Brazilian ambitions by buying a local distributor.

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Manila publishes health-warning rules

Manila publishes health-warning rules

| February 11, 2016

The Philippine government has published its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on cigarette health warnings, The IRR define the space requirements for graphic health warnings, including photographic images on packaging and warnings in text, as well as the corresponding penalties for violations.

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KT&G expands in Iran

KT&G expands in Iran

| February 11, 2016

KT&G is expanding its business in Iran in the wake of relaxing sanctions against that country, according to a report in The Korea Herald. The company’s products have benefited from pricing, bold marketing and the popularity of Korean culture in the Islamic Republic.

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