Category: Editorial Archives

Beware the nanny state

Beware the nanny state

| July 1, 2016

Plain-packaging laws infantilize adult consumers.

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Staying sharp

Staying sharp

| July 1, 2016

Spikker Specials continues to reinvent itself.

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Rethinking rebuilts

Rethinking rebuilts

| July 1, 2016

Equipment rebuilders are adapting to changing market conditions.

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Blending nature and technology

Blending nature and technology

| July 1, 2016

With Ploom Tech, Japan Tobacco ups the ante in heated-tobacco products.

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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

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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