Category: Editorial Archives

A Remarkable Journey

A Remarkable Journey

| July 21, 2016

Tanzania’s transformation into a prominent leaf tobacco supplier has been a process rather than an event—and it continues today. By Taco Tuinstra When Tobacco Reporter first traveled to Tanzania in 1997, the road from Dar es Salaam, the country’s administrative capital, to Morogoro, its tobacco capital, was in poor shape, with potholes deep enough to […]

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The limits of People Power

The limits of People Power

| June 1, 2016

Consumers are being heard more than ever, but we might be overestimating the implications.

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Kicked out of COP

Kicked out of COP

| June 1, 2016

Ejected from COP6, Johnson hopes this year’s gathering won’t be quite so physical.

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All eyes on iQOS

All eyes on iQOS

| June 1, 2016

After a promising test-marketing phase, iQOS is moving into additional markets.

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First among equals

First among equals

| June 1, 2016

Despite its unrivaled scale, China shares many characteristics with markets elsewhere.

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Let in the light

Let in the light

| June 1, 2016

Tobacco companies demand more transparency and accountability in the FCTC’s policymaking processes.

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Enduring legacy

Enduring legacy

| May 1, 2016

The cigar industry continues to thrive in Cuba, with or without the possible opening of the U.S. market.

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Revival market

Revival market

| May 1, 2016

U.S. cigarette makers’ 2016 prospects are remarkably bright.

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Bending over backward

Bending over backward

| May 1, 2016

For machinery suppliers, flexibility is key,

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Balancing act

Balancing act

| May 1, 2016

Leaf tobacco flavor styles are getting scarce.

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Tackling Hydra

Tackling Hydra

| March 1, 2016

Despite the countermeasures, the illicit trade in tobacco products continues to thrive.

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Slim fit

Slim fit

| March 1, 2016

New tracking-and-tracing solutions help smaller tobacco companies comply with TPD2.

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Golden opportunity

Golden opportunity

| March 1, 2016

The Boka Growers Forum helps tobacco farmers improve crop quality and sustainability.

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Active innovation

Active innovation

| March 1, 2016

Celanese’s latest filter technology uses active carbon to reduce toxicants.

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Multiple roads

Multiple roads

| March 1, 2016

Leaf merchants are trying unconventional business models, with varying levels of success.

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Seeking the silver lining

Seeking the silver lining

| February 14, 2016

As the economic crisis in their country persists, Russians turn to cheaper smokes.

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A FULL ‘180’

A FULL ‘180’

| February 14, 2016

USTC now markets some of the world’s best and most sustainably produced tobaccos.

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Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

| February 1, 2016

Attempts to restrict shisha consumption of may push smokers to cigarettes.

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Stuck on tobacco

Stuck on tobacco

| February 1, 2016

As the tobacco industry undergoes structural change, suppliers of adhesives face new challenges.

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Fun in, harm out

Fun in, harm out

| February 1, 2016

Glo iFuse is the latest innovation in BAT’s expanding next-generation products portfolio.

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Losing oomph

Losing oomph

| February 1, 2016

The promise offered by emerging tobacco markets begins to fade.

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Digging deeper

Digging deeper

| February 1, 2016

Yunnan scientists believe tobacco roots are the key to higher leaf quality.

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Feeling the chill

Feeling the chill

| January 1, 2016

The changing global cigarette market has left its mark on the classical oriental tobacco sector.

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A compelling intersect

A compelling intersect

| November 1, 2015

Convening in Bologna, industry stakeholders detect a win-win-win scenario—provided that certain conditions are met. By Taco Tuinstra   Held Sept. 15–17 in Bologna, Italy, the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) took place shortly after Public Health England’s remarkable acknowledgment that e-cigarettes are substantially safer than their combustible counterparts—the strongest such recognition yet by a […]

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

| November 1, 2015

Tobacco Reporter announces the recipients of its 2015 Golden Leaf Awards. TR Staff Report Tobacco Reporter announced the winners of its 2015 Golden Leaf Awards during the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum gala dinner on Sept. 16 in Bologna, Italy. Recipients accepted trophies for their accomplishments in five different categories—Most impressive public service initiative, Most […]

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