Category: Editorial Archives

Buckling up

Buckling up

| October 1, 2017

Manufacturers of belting solutions are successfully navigating the industry’s transition.

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The new endgame

The new endgame

| October 1, 2017

Some strategies to phase out combustible cigarettes are more sensible than others.

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Brave new world

Brave new world

| October 1, 2017

New “tobacco” products will alter the cigarette paper market in the long run. In the meantime, suppliers must deal with everyday challenges.

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Modest markets

Modest markets

| October 1, 2017

Tobacco consumption is growing in Laos and Cambodia, but not at the rates that were once common in Southeast Asia.

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Smooth operator

Smooth operator

| September 1, 2017

Advances in processes, materials and technologies are reducing requirements for spare parts.

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Riding high

Riding high

| September 1, 2017

Aiger Engineering thrives as new products continue to disrupt the traditional tobacco business. 

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An opportunity for health

An opportunity for health

| September 1, 2017

David Sweanor on the taxation of new ‘tobacco’ products.

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Outstanding innovations

Outstanding innovations

| September 1, 2017

New filter technologies are helping cigarette manufacturers set their products apart.

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How low can you go?

How low can you go?

| September 1, 2017

Scandinavia’s market for combustibles shrinks as consumers look for less-harmful alternatives.

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Fiscal cacophony

Fiscal cacophony

| September 1, 2017

In the absence of a clear category definition, NGPs are subjected to a bewildering array of tax policies.

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The smart money

The smart money

| August 1, 2017

Capitalizing on its industry roots, Challenger aims to help tobacco companies raise finance as banks have stepped back.

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The ties that bind

The ties that bind

| August 1, 2017

Henkel continues to innovate to stay on top of the tobacco industry’s rapidly evolving adhesives requirements.

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Rollback

Rollback

| August 1, 2017

Lawmakers want to end the tax advantage enjoyed by roll-your-own products.

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Exquisitely crafted

Exquisitely crafted

| August 1, 2017

Science-based regulations may be appropriate for most tobacco products; fine cigars deserve to be regulated as an art.

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Unintended consequences

Unintended consequences

| August 1, 2017

The U.K.’s new anti-tobacco measures may not achieve their stated objectives.

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On the map

On the map

| July 1, 2017

Malawi moves to get a handle on its leaf volumes.

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New pastures

New pastures

| July 1, 2017

Retiring from Mane, Roger Penn will continue to serve tobacco companies as a consultant.

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Patching the pouch

Patching the pouch

| July 1, 2017

By reducing snus’s sting, an inventor wants to make it easier for smokers to go smokeless.

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Gathering steam

Gathering steam

| July 1, 2017

Tobacco harm reduction took center stage at the recent Global Forum on Nicotine in Poland.

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Looking sharp

Looking sharp

| July 1, 2017

HTMS revamps a venerable tobacco cutter to meet modern-day requirements.

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Also in Tobacco Reporter

Buckling up

Buckling up

Manufacturers of belting solutions are successfully navigating the industry’s transition.

| October 1, 2017
The new endgame

The new endgame

Some strategies to phase out combustible cigarettes are more sensible than others.

| October 1, 2017
Smooth operator

Smooth operator

Advances in processes, materials and technologies are reducing requirements for spare parts.

| September 1, 2017
Riding high

Riding high

Aiger Engineering thrives as new products continue to disrupt the traditional tobacco business. 

| September 1, 2017
An opportunity for health

An opportunity for health

David Sweanor on the taxation of new ‘tobacco’ products.

| September 1, 2017
Outstanding innovations

Outstanding innovations

New filter technologies are helping cigarette manufacturers set their products apart.

| September 1, 2017
How low can you go?

How low can you go?

Scandinavia’s market for combustibles shrinks as consumers look for less-harmful alternatives.

| September 1, 2017

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Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017
Creating momentum

Creating momentum

The VTA took the fight to legislators firsthand.

| September 2, 2017
Battery battle

Battery battle

Sub-par production materials and user error are the main causes for battery failure.

| September 1, 2017
A shot in the foot

A shot in the foot

Is it contradictory for a university to ban vaping but allow handguns?

| August 30, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

| December 29, 2017

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