Breaking News

Flue-cured harvesting set to begin

Flue-cured harvesting set to begin

| November 16, 2016

Zimbabwe is close to the start of harvesting its irrigated flue-cured crop, the production of which was hampered by a long dry spell that dried up some watercourses.

Read More

Fluid control systems previewed

Fluid control systems previewed

| November 16, 2016

A number of new products have been previewed by C.B. Kaymich, which specializes in adhesive application and fluid control systems.

Read More

A bright future

A bright future

| November 15, 2016

Trade group expects continued demand for effective security devices in 2017.

Read More

Internal dissent at CoP meeting

Internal dissent at CoP meeting

| November 15, 2016

Last week’s proceedings of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control were stalled by parties who questioned the principles of the treaty itself.

Read More

No place for farmers at CoP meetings

No place for farmers at CoP meetings

| November 15, 2016

Tobacco farmers are sometimes prevented by circumstances beyond their control from making a profit from their operations, but now they have been condemned for thinking about making a profit.

Read More

Illicit tobacco factory raided in UK

Illicit tobacco factory raided in UK

| November 15, 2016

Three lorry-loads of tobacco had to be removed from an illicit factory in Birmingham, UK, after a raid; and it took three days to remove the machinery.

Read More

RAI moves to unite brand strategy

RAI moves to unite brand strategy

| November 15, 2016

A new wholly-owned company is being put in place to accelerate the marketplace momentum and long-term growth of RAI operating company brands.

Read More

TMA relaunches website

TMA relaunches website

| November 15, 2016

SIte provides comprehensive information on the tobacco and e-vapor industries, in a newer, faster format, allowing users to access and receive critical data contoured to their individual needs.

Read More

FDA castigated over vaping policies

FDA castigated over vaping policies

| November 14, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration’s de facto policy of forcing small- and medium-sized companies to quit the vaping sector seems to be working.

Read More

WHO condemned for vaping stance

WHO condemned for vaping stance

| November 14, 2016

The World Health Organization has been condemned by a new trade body for its stance on vaping, for which, it is said, it has no mandate.

Read More

CoP7 recommends litigation pathway

CoP7 recommends litigation pathway

| November 14, 2016

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control seems to have been in litigious mood during its secret meeting in India last week.

Read More

Snus can facilitate smoking cessation

Snus can facilitate smoking cessation

| November 11, 2016

The attitudes to snus taken by the EU Commission, the US Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization appear increasingly untenable.

Read More

Trump might reset vaping policy

Trump might reset vaping policy

| November 11, 2016

While many are concerned about what a Trump presidency might mean for US public health care in general, at least it might lead to a more sensible regulatory strategy for vaping products.

Read More

Distribution of VUSE VIBE expanded

Distribution of VUSE VIBE expanded

| November 11, 2016

The tanks on R.J. Reynolds Vapor’s closed tank VUSE VIBE system, distribution of which is being expanded, hold four times the amount of liquid as do VUSE SOLO’s tanks.

Read More

JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| November 11, 2016

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume and revenue were both down in October, but its January-October domestic cigarette revenue was ahead of that of the same period of 2015.

Read More

Canada’s smoking rate at 13 percent

Canada’s smoking rate at 13 percent

| November 10, 2016

Although Canada’s smoking prevalence fell by two percentage points between 2013 and 2015, the rate of smoking among young people was unchanged.

Read More

WHO forum is a closed system

WHO forum is a closed system

| November 10, 2016

A regulatory and market intelligence gatherer for the electronic cigarette sector has been denied the opportunity of attending an international forum where sector policies are likely to be formulated.

Read More

Linx expanding in Africa

Linx expanding in Africa

| November 10, 2016

Linx Printing Technologies is expanding its sales territory into Mauritania and Mali where increasing automation is fueling demand for effective and efficient coding systems.

Read More

PMI to webcast conference session

PMI to webcast conference session

| November 10, 2016

A consumer and retail conference presentation and question-and-answer session by Philip Morris International’s CFO Jacek Olczak is due to be webcast on November 16.

Read More

‘WHO pursuing stealth prohibition’

‘WHO pursuing stealth prohibition’

| November 9, 2016

Japan Tobacco International has criticized the World Health Organization’s (WHO) approach toward so-called next-generation products.

Read More

Leaf demand remains ‘soft’

Leaf demand remains ‘soft’

| November 9, 2016

Although demand for leaf tobacco remains soft after years of supply/demand imbalance, Universal Corporation reports that it has maintained a ‘very strong’ balance sheet.

Read More

Smoking worker’s sacking upheld

Smoking worker’s sacking upheld

| November 9, 2016

A man who worked for a Turkish company for more than seven years but was sacked for smoking in a restroom will not be reinstated, following a Supreme Court ruling.

Read More

No price rise for Japan’s growers

No price rise for Japan’s growers

| November 9, 2016

Japan’s growers are to receive ¥1,877.57 per kg for their 2017-season tobacco, the same price as they received in 2016 but down by 1.5 percent on what they received in 2013.

Read More

BAT launching heat-not-burn product

BAT launching heat-not-burn product

| November 8, 2016

Japan has been selected as the launching-pad for a new heat-not-burn device that British American Tobacco describes as a revolution in simplicity.

Read More

SM expanding ZYN distribution

SM expanding ZYN distribution

| November 8, 2016

ZYN, a tobacco-free pouch from Swedish Match, is being made more widely available in the US following ‘strong results’ in its introductory launch.

Read More