Category: Markets

Well-off using illegal trade

Well-off using illegal trade

| September 28, 2017

In the UK, cigarette taxes are now so high – so unfair – that few smokers, it seems, feel any obligation about reporting illicit products or illegal trading in them.

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Flue-cured prices up sharply

Flue-cured prices up sharply

| September 27, 2017

Flue-cured sales in India have become a year-round activity as those in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka overlap in March and September.

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Pack size matters

Pack size matters

| September 27, 2017

The authorities in Malaysia have been accused of fiddling while increasing numbers of illicit cigarettes burn in the hands of smokers.

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Neutral-packaging challenge

Neutral-packaging challenge

| September 27, 2017

In attempting to dismiss Swedish Match’s neutral-packaging challenge as just another try-on by a tobacco company, the authorities in Norway are conflating snus and cigarettes – two very different products.

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Using science to reduce risk

Using science to reduce risk

| September 25, 2017

British American Tobacco is putting forward a scientific framework that would allow innovations in next generation products to move quickly, but with regulatory oversight, onto consumer markets.

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Stocking up in the UAE

Stocking up in the UAE

| September 25, 2017

With the prices of cigarettes about to double in the United Arab Emirates, it is hardly surprising that the distribution system is being put under strain.

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Cyprus to tax vapor

Cyprus to tax vapor

| September 25, 2017

Most sentient governments must by now be aware that vapor products can be used as a force for positive change, but they cannot resist taxing them – making them less attractive to consumers.

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New player in Fiji

New player in Fiji

| September 25, 2017

A new player on Fiji’s cigarette market is increasing competition by selling there the Ben Townsend brand of cigarettes.

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Smoking poleaxed

Smoking poleaxed

| September 22, 2017

During about the past 30 years, Poland’s smoking incidence has fallen from 42 percent to 24 percent, and, during about the past 20 years, smoking there has fallen by 60 percent.

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Growers left indebted

Growers left indebted

| September 21, 2017

Poor weather, poor yields and poor purchase prices are pointing tobacco producers in Bosnia-Herzegovina towards the illegal trade.

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Illegal trade targeted

Illegal trade targeted

| September 21, 2017

Tax should be one of the factors considered when a newly-formed committee in Brazil sits down to figure out how to combat the illegal trade in cigarettes.

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Costs taxing cheroot makers

Costs taxing cheroot makers

| September 20, 2017

The Man with No Name could soon be facing an even bigger identity crisis as he becomes, too, the man with no cheroot.

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Tracking tobacco costly

Tracking tobacco costly

| September 20, 2017

UK retailers are concerned that an EU tobacco-products tracking-and-tracing system could prove burdensome.

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Party poopers

Party poopers

| September 20, 2017

It would seem that, in Turkey at least, now is the time for all good vapers to come to the aid of the party.

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Mighty little market impact

Mighty little market impact

| September 19, 2017

It might have been a Mighty acquisition, but Japan Tobacco Inc.’s purchase of the Philippines’ only major indigenous manufacturer has had little impact on the balance of the market.

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WHO calls for more bans

WHO calls for more bans

| September 18, 2017

A tax increase that almost doubled the price of cigarettes in South Korea at the start of 2015 was apparently not enough to satisfy the World Health Organization.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| September 18, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by 13.0 percent during August, and its domestic cigarette revenue was down by 12.7 percent.

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Exhibitor numbers a record

Exhibitor numbers a record

| September 18, 2017

More than 500 companies have registered to exhibit at the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference, which is due to be held in France next month.

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Vuse is boycott target

Vuse is boycott target

| September 11, 2017

Vuse, the top-selling US electronic cigarette, is being targeted by a farmworker labor group unhappy with Reynolds American Inc’s attitude to tobacco-farmworker conditions of employment.

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Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

| September 8, 2017

If we didn’t know it previously, we certainly know now that, beyond the contents of very simple statements, there are few facts, only interpretations of data and observations.

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