Category: Markets

Zambia attracts production

Zambia attracts production

| October 4, 2017

Zambia’s excise tax regime is said to favor domestic manufacturers over importers to an extent that is making British American Tobacco Zambia think about building a factory there.

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Taiwan to stop growing

Taiwan to stop growing

| October 4, 2017

Yesterday on this site a story told how people might be paid to stop smoking. Today, below, there is a story about how tobacco growers are being paid not to produce the crop.

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Duty-rise welcomed

Duty-rise welcomed

| October 2, 2017

An increase in duties on unmanufactured tobacco and tobacco refuse has been welcomed by the Zambia Association of Manufacturers.

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Support for tobacco control

Support for tobacco control

| September 29, 2017

Sri Lanka is one of 15 priority countries that will receive support for implementing the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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IQOS pops up in London

IQOS pops up in London

| September 29, 2017

With the launch of a third IQOS store in London, Philip Morris is trying to deliver on its pledge to convert 100,000 UK smokers to heated tobacco technology.

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Well-off using illegal trade

Well-off using illegal trade

| September 28, 2017

In the UK, cigarette taxes are now so high – so unfair – that few smokers, it seems, feel any obligation about reporting illicit products or illegal trading in them.

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Flue-cured prices up sharply

Flue-cured prices up sharply

| September 27, 2017

Flue-cured sales in India have become a year-round activity as those in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka overlap in March and September.

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Pack size matters

Pack size matters

| September 27, 2017

The authorities in Malaysia have been accused of fiddling while increasing numbers of illicit cigarettes burn in the hands of smokers.

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Neutral-packaging challenge

Neutral-packaging challenge

| September 27, 2017

In attempting to dismiss Swedish Match’s neutral-packaging challenge as just another try-on by a tobacco company, the authorities in Norway are conflating snus and cigarettes – two very different products.

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Using science to reduce risk

Using science to reduce risk

| September 25, 2017

British American Tobacco is putting forward a scientific framework that would allow innovations in next generation products to move quickly, but with regulatory oversight, onto consumer markets.

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Stocking up in the UAE

Stocking up in the UAE

| September 25, 2017

With the prices of cigarettes about to double in the United Arab Emirates, it is hardly surprising that the distribution system is being put under strain.

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Cyprus to tax vapor

Cyprus to tax vapor

| September 25, 2017

Most sentient governments must by now be aware that vapor products can be used as a force for positive change, but they cannot resist taxing them – making them less attractive to consumers.

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New player in Fiji

New player in Fiji

| September 25, 2017

A new player on Fiji’s cigarette market is increasing competition by selling there the Ben Townsend brand of cigarettes.

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Smoking poleaxed

Smoking poleaxed

| September 22, 2017

During about the past 30 years, Poland’s smoking incidence has fallen from 42 percent to 24 percent, and, during about the past 20 years, smoking there has fallen by 60 percent.

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Growers left indebted

Growers left indebted

| September 21, 2017

Poor weather, poor yields and poor purchase prices are pointing tobacco producers in Bosnia-Herzegovina towards the illegal trade.

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Illegal trade targeted

Illegal trade targeted

| September 21, 2017

Tax should be one of the factors considered when a newly-formed committee in Brazil sits down to figure out how to combat the illegal trade in cigarettes.

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Costs taxing cheroot makers

Costs taxing cheroot makers

| September 20, 2017

The Man with No Name could soon be facing an even bigger identity crisis as he becomes, too, the man with no cheroot.

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Tracking tobacco costly

Tracking tobacco costly

| September 20, 2017

UK retailers are concerned that an EU tobacco-products tracking-and-tracing system could prove burdensome.

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Party poopers

Party poopers

| September 20, 2017

It would seem that, in Turkey at least, now is the time for all good vapers to come to the aid of the party.

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Mighty little market impact

Mighty little market impact

| September 19, 2017

It might have been a Mighty acquisition, but Japan Tobacco Inc.’s purchase of the Philippines’ only major indigenous manufacturer has had little impact on the balance of the market.

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