Category: Markets

Small retailers cry foul

Small retailers cry foul

| December 22, 2017

India’s small-scale retailers believe that their bigger rivals are working with anti-tobacco activists to take their customers.

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JT taking over in Ethiopia

JT taking over in Ethiopia

| December 21, 2017

The Japan Tobacco group says it is confident it can take Ethiopia’s National Tobacco Enterprise Share Company to a new level of growth.

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Menthol bans spreading

Menthol bans spreading

| December 19, 2017

Some people expect that the result of a June 2018 ballot in San Francisco on whether sales of menthol cigarettes should be banned will have repercussions far beyond that city.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

| December 19, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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Exports booming

Exports booming

| December 19, 2017

Depending on your definition of a multi-national tobacco company; either KT&G is one or is well on its way to becoming one.

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Decentralizing sales

Decentralizing sales

| December 14, 2017

Setting up auction sales floors outside Harare should help some tobacco farmers reduce their costs of transport, but some are concerned about whether there will be enough buyers to go around.

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BAT outperforming

BAT outperforming

| December 13, 2017

With an expected volume drop of four percent in 2017, British American Tobacco expects to have outperformed the industry.

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Smoking-rate rise in Mexico

Smoking-rate rise in Mexico

| December 12, 2017

The incidence of smoking in Mexico increased marginally between 2011 and 2016, while the average number of cigarettes consumed per smoker per day rose by about 12 percent.

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Myanmar to export cigars

Myanmar to export cigars

| December 11, 2017

Myanmar is to export a premium brand of cigars dedicated to the memory of the ‘Godfather of Cuban tobacco’, Don Alejandro Robaina.

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Plainly not working

Plainly not working

| December 8, 2017

Some people suggested that introducing standardized tobacco packaging would become easier as more countries did so. But that argument assumed that standardized packaging would work.

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Glowing in Romania

Glowing in Romania

| December 8, 2017

By launching in Romania, British American Tobacco is making its first foray into the EU with its tobacco heating device, glo™.

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Export award for BAT Korea

Export award for BAT Korea

| December 7, 2017

The Sacheon plant operated by British American Tobacco Korea has been presented with an award after doubling its exports within a year.

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Czech smokers on the rise

Czech smokers on the rise

| December 6, 2017

An increasing number of people are smoking cigarettes daily in the Czech Republic, in part because they are being presented with a distorted picture of less-risky alternatives.

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Sales falling in South Korea

Sales falling in South Korea

| December 5, 2017

A predicted drop in cigarette sales in South Korea this year is being put down to higher taxes, smoking restrictions and graphic health warnings.

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Vapers face jail

Vapers face jail

| December 4, 2017

Hong Kong’s Food and Health Secretary believes that vaping might be more harmful than smoking; so people there are free to smoke but risk jail if they vape with nicotine liquids.

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Vaping on the high street

Vaping on the high street

| December 4, 2017

Official support for vaping in the UK has been around for some time and has grown considerably this year; something that is being reflected on high streets.

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Azerbaijan to up production

Azerbaijan to up production

| December 4, 2017

Azerbaijan is looking to cut its annual bill for importing cigarettes by growing more leaf tobacco and increasing its manufacturing capability.

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Marking five-year failure

Marking five-year failure

| December 1, 2017

Since Australia was the first country to require standardized tobacco packaging, its policy initiative was largely a shot in the dark. Others now have evidence on which to judge such policies.

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KT&G ambitions grow

KT&G ambitions grow

| December 1, 2017

The cigarette manufacturer KT&G has ambitions to knock one of the multinationals out of the top four places of tobacco manufacturers by 2025.

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‘On fire’

‘On fire’

| December 1, 2017

Heat-not-burn products continue their conquest of Japan.

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