Category: Markets

Burley in short supply

Burley in short supply

| August 4, 2017

Overall, tobacco crop qualities are good and Burley looks like being in short supply.

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AOI volume stable

AOI volume stable

| August 4, 2017

Alliance One International says that it is well positioned to supply tobacco both for traditional-tobacco products and for new-generation products being developed.

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NZ to legalize smokeless

NZ to legalize smokeless

| August 3, 2017

The log jam that had been slowing the flow of tobacco harm-reduction seems to be clearing slowly. New Zealand is one of the latest countries to announce some bold new initiatives.

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JT’s volume plummets

JT’s volume plummets

| August 2, 2017

The Japanese market for traditional cigarettes dropped like a stone during the first half of this year, partly in line with long-term trends but also because of the switch by smokers to heated-tobacco products.

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Earnings hit in Indonesia

Earnings hit in Indonesia

| August 2, 2017

A perfect storm of tax increases, anti-tobacco regulations and fierce competition have taken their toll on the earnings of Indonesia’s big cigarette manufacturers.

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Qualified support for FDA

Qualified support for FDA

| August 1, 2017

In announcing on Friday its plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, the US Food and Drug Administration proved that it’s not possible to please all the people all the time.

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HNB status unclear

HNB status unclear

| August 1, 2017

In the Czech Republic, as in many other countries, regulatory authorities are having to get to grips with another nicotine device – heat-not-burn products.

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Illegal trade targeted

Illegal trade targeted

| August 1, 2017

UK travellers are this summer being warned about the consequences of becoming involved in the illegal trade in tobacco products.

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Nicotine takes Center stage

Nicotine takes Center stage

| July 31, 2017

Most observers have welcomed the announcement on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration is focusing on nicotine and recalibrating its approach to harm reduction.

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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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