Category: Markets

Bidis to be phased out

Bidis to be phased out

| July 31, 2017

Bangladesh is to phase out bidis and cheap cigarettes from its market as international cigarette brands take over.

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PM USA’s volume down

PM USA’s volume down

| July 28, 2017

While Altria reported cigarettes sales down in the three months to the end of June, its sales of cigars and smokeless tobacco products were up.

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Beijing sales down

Beijing sales down

| July 28, 2017

Beijing, which in June 2015 introduced a public-places smoking ban, last year experienced its biggest fall in cigarette sales in recent years.

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BAT’s volume down

BAT’s volume down

| July 27, 2017

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume was down sharply in the first six months of this year, but it says it has made good progress with its next-generation-product business.

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Japan’s smoking rate falls

Japan’s smoking rate falls

| July 27, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc’s latest smoking-rate survey, which it has been conducting annually for more than 50 years, has confirmed that the long-term decline in the prevalence of smoking is continuing.

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Viceroy on way out

Viceroy on way out

| July 26, 2017

Viceroy Red cigarettes are to make way for Rothmans in Argentina.

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PLOOM in Switzerland

PLOOM in Switzerland

| July 25, 2017

As capacity issues are overcome, more and more consumers are going to find themselves with a range of heat-not-burn products from which to choose.

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HEETS capacity building

HEETS capacity building

| July 25, 2017

If, as seems logical, the expansion of the capacity of HEETS production is reflecting increasing demand for these products, then demand must be strong.

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CNTC, Habanos sign deal

CNTC, Habanos sign deal

| July 25, 2017

Cuba’s cigar exports to China are expected to increase following the signing of an agreement by the China National Tobacco Corporation and Habanos S.A.

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PMI’s volume down sharply

PMI’s volume down sharply

| July 21, 2017

A sharp drop in Philip Morris International’s second-quarter shipments of cigarettes was mitigated by a good increase in shipments of heated tobacco units.

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Itching to fine smokers

Itching to fine smokers

| July 21, 2017

Tobacco-control advocates in Cambodia are desperate for the first fines to be issued to smokers breaking the rules. They seem to forget that smokers are penalised already through the tax system.

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2045 smoke-free target

2045 smoke-free target

| July 21, 2017

Compared with the targets being set by some other countries, Malaysia’s target of becoming tobacco-smoke-free by 2045 seems less than ambitious, but at least it’s something to aim at.

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Illegal trade increasing

Illegal trade increasing

| July 20, 2017

In Greece, where a relentless pursuit of austerity has imposed financial hardships on ordinary people, it was only to be expected that the illegal trade in cigarettes would increase.

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You can’t please everybody

You can’t please everybody

| July 19, 2017

The UK government’s new Tobacco Control Plan for England has been welcomed by at least one vapers’ organization, but it has not gone down well with a smokers’ group.

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New end game in sight

New end game in sight

| July 18, 2017

Talk of the tobacco-smoking end-game has been around for some time, but lately it has taken on a different form: one that offers smokers alternative products rather than nothing.

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Tracking questions

Tracking questions

| July 14, 2017

With time running out, questions are being asked about where the EU’ s tobacco-products tracking and tracing initiatives are heading.

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DIY smoking ban

DIY smoking ban

| July 14, 2017

It appears that in the Philippines businesses and other establishments are being asked to comply with the provisions of a smoking ban that are not yet in place.

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IQOS aimed at GCC states

IQOS aimed at GCC states

| July 14, 2017

Philip Morris International is aiming to introduce IQOS to Gulf Co-operation Council states, subject to capacity.

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France is smoking

France is smoking

| July 14, 2017

It sounds like the start of a joke: How do you stop a Frenchman from smoking? But it seems to be a serious question without an easy answer.

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JT’s June sales decimated

JT’s June sales decimated

| July 14, 2017

In June, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette sales volume was down by just over 10 percent, while its domestic cigarette revenue was down by just under 10 percent.

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