Tag: japan

Japan opting for restrictions

Japan opting for restrictions

| June 20, 2018

Japan seems to be taking the route toward inclusive public-places smoking restrictions, rather than exclusive smoking bans.

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Cigarette sales falling

Cigarette sales falling

| June 15, 2018

Despite the apparent slowdown in demand for heat-not-burn products in Japan, domestic sales of Japan Tobacco’s traditional cigarettes are still falling freely.

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Price increase in Japan

Price increase in Japan

| June 13, 2018

A manufacturer price-increase on cigarettes will be ushered in along with a tax rise in Japan later this year.

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HNB prices cut

HNB prices cut

| June 6, 2018

Having harvested the low-hanging consumers, the suppliers of heat-not-burn products in Japan are having to cut prices to maintain consumer interest.

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Fast-changing climate at JT

Fast-changing climate at JT

| May 21, 2018

After achieving its greenhouse gas emissions reduction-target three years ahead of schedule, Japan Tobacco has committed to continuing to develop its Long-Term Environment Plan.

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Cigarette sales fall

Cigarette sales fall

| May 18, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume and domestic cigarette revenue during April were each down by about 13 percent on those of April 2017.

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New product promised

New product promised

| May 1, 2018

In reporting its first-quarter results, Japan Tobacco Inc said that it was looking to launch a new heated tobacco product in under a year.

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Elevating passive smoking

Elevating passive smoking

| April 18, 2018

An Ikoma city-government office worker needs to smoke only about 10 cigarettes a day to ensure that she doesn’t have to visit her desk.

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Cigarette sales fall

Cigarette sales fall

| April 13, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume and domestic cigarette revenue during March were each down by about 14 percent on those of March 2017.

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| March 16, 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume continued to fall in February as Japan’s smokers continued to embrace heated-tobacco products.

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Smoking bill adopted

Smoking bill adopted

| March 12, 2018

Traditional cigarettes and heat-no-burn cigarettes are being treated differently in a new smoking-restrictions bill about to be laid before the Japanese parliament.

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Ploom sales heating up

Ploom sales heating up

| March 9, 2018

Sales of Ploom TECH, Japan Tobacco’s heated-tobacco device, are being expanded further in Japan.

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Debating smoking bans

Debating smoking bans

| February 21, 2018

Public places tobacco smoking bans in Japan have been and are still the subject of fierce debate, unlike in many other countries where such bans are simply imposed by the majority on a minority.

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Volume down, share up

Volume down, share up

| February 16, 2018

January saw Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette sales volume fall by 14.3 percent, year-on-year, but its market share was up on that of January 2017.

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JT aims to catch up

JT aims to catch up

| February 7, 2018

Japan Tobacco plans to spend big during the next three years in a race to get ahead in the reduced-risk product category.

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JTI volumes down in 2017

JTI volumes down in 2017

| February 6, 2018

Japan Tobacco’s combustible-cigarette volume fell by 12.5 percent between 2016 and 2017, but the company outperformed the market so its share rose marginally.

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Japan inches toward ban

Japan inches toward ban

| January 31, 2018

Japan seems to be trying to introduce balance into the public-places smoking debate by refusing to disregard the needs of smokers and even making a distinction between smoking and vaping.

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Mevius blossoms in Japan

Mevius blossoms in Japan

| January 24, 2018

In Japan, it is still possible for a cigarette manufacturer to issue special-edition packs; and what could be more uplifting in the Japanese spring than the sight of cherry blossom?

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JT’s domestic volume down

JT’s domestic volume down

| January 19, 2018

Last year, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic cigarette volume fell by 12.5 percent from that of 2016, but its market share was up marginally.

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Ploom sales expanding

Ploom sales expanding

| January 10, 2018

After having suffered manufacturing-capacity issues with its Ploom TECH device, Japan Tobacco has indicated that it is ready to start expanding sales of this heat-not-burn product.

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