Tobacco Reporter‘s March 2015 issue features Contref-Nicotex-Tobacco’s (CNT) new joint venture, which is supplying nicotine to the emerging vapor market. With vapor product regulation looming, we take a look into the risk of illegal trade in the vapor market. We also sit down with Ewan Duncan, head of British American Tobacco’s (BAT) anti-illicit trade intelligence unit, to discuss his views on smuggling and counterfeiting, among other industry initiatives.
A MEAN STREAK
In light of many smokers’ addiction to nicotine, measures such as plain packaging and excessive taxation border on being cruel.
LONG WAY TO GO
It will take years before the much-touted global anti-illicit trade initiatives will be ready to enter into force.
Overregulation of the vapor market could boost illicit trade.
AT THE FRONTLINE
Ewan Duncan, head of BAT’s anti-illicit trade intelligence unit, shares his views on smuggling, counterfeiting and “illicit whites”—and on the industry’s initiatives to contain the problem.
FROM BRANDING TO PROTECTION
What the European Commission’s revised Tobacco Products Directive means for brand owners
Backed by the considerable resources of G.D, Sasib aims to become the reference point for medium-speed machinery.
A long-time staple in the Greek tobacco industry, Nicos Gleoudis Kavex is determined to remain a prominent player in a rapidly changing business environment.
Brazil’s integrated system has worked wonders for Brazil’s leaf-tobacco industry. Now, it should focus on the plight of those at the very bottom.
FIT FOR THE FUTURE
With its new joint venture, Contraf-Nicotex-Tobacco has started supplying nicotine products for the vapor industry.
Introduced only eight years ago, capsule cigarettes continue to gain momentum.
Who’s who among manufacturers of vapor products
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