In its July 2014 issue, Tobacco Reporter is pleased to introduce the Global Tobacco Networking Forum advisory board and the majority of anticipated speakers. George Gay takes a look at evolving regulation, which is struggling to keep up with the rapid developments in tobacco-related products. Tim Donahue examines the controversy surrounding tax-free cigarettes sales from Indian Nations in the United States. We also interpret the most recent statistics from Euromonitor, which show that, in 2013, global cigarettes sales declined for the first time even when including China.
Introducing the 2014 Global Tobacco Networking Forum advisory board
LOOK WHO IS TALKING
Meet the participants in this year’s Global Tobacco Networking Forum.
It’s time for a different approach to the regulation of tobacco and tobacco-related products.
In 2013, global cigarette volumes for the first time decreased even when including China. Yet reports of the industry’s demise remain premature.
WANTED: NEW ICONS
Manufacturers of vapor products are struggling to build brand loyalty and create their own iconic brands.
The addition of Zandera further strengthens Japan Tobacco’s position in the rapidly growing category of alternative tobacco-related products.
The controversy surrounding tax-free cigarette sales by Indian Nations in the United States
U.S. tobacco production remains profitable despite continued volume declines.
A change in tax rules has boosted India’s short cigarette segment.
A MIXED BAG
Machinery rebuilders are adjusting to changing demand.
THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE
Steeped in the mindset of the tobacco wars, the World Health Organization and related bodies are having difficulty keeping up with challenges and opportunities presented by novel tobacco-related products.
Aquarius Shipping strengthens its commitment to the tobacco industry.
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