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February 2015

Tobacco Reporter‘s February 2015 issue turns the spotlight to the oriental tobacco market, in the wake of the privatization of Turkey’s former state monopoly, Tekel, and Greece’s EU subsidy decoupling. Following up on our Australia plain-packaging coverage in December, we also feature an interview with Simon Chapman, one of the country’s strongest plain-packaging advocates. We also highlight London as part of a series on that city in preparation for TABEXPO 2015.

Contents

A WORLD WITHOUT CIGARETTES
While its attempts to draw cigarette smokers toward less-risky snus make sense from a harm-reduction viewpoint, Swedish Match should expect no applause from the public health community.

CONSISTENT QUALITY
R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co.’s approach to automated e-cigarette manufacturing.

THE SCREW TIGHTENS
Tax hikes and new laws make life even more difficult for India’s beleaguered cigarette manufacturers.

PLEASED AS PUNCH
One of Australia’s strongest advocates for plain tobacco packaging, Professor Simon Chapman, says the measure is achieving its objectives.

BUMPY ROAD
After a peak in 2013, production of classical oriental tobacco is now back to normal.

CONSTANT CHANGE
Even as it has gained popularity in recent years, the fine-cut tobacco market continues to face challenges.

GOING STRONG
A pioneer in adhesive- and flavor-application systems, Kaymich continues innovating.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Julius Glatz celebrates 130 years of supplying the tobacco industry with high-quality cigarette papers.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Who’s who among the suppliers of equipment for the primary department
 

 

 

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