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The View From Down Under

The View From Down Under Source

In the Shadow of War

In the Shadow of War Source

New South Africa Urged to Tackle Illicit Trade

New South Africa Urged to Tackle Illicit Trade Source

Trade Group Suggests Changes to U.K. Vapes Bill

Trade Group Suggests Changes to U.K. Vapes Bill Source

Tobacco Asia Podcast #34: Guilherme Costa, Vice President of Sales at SWM International

Thomas Schmid interviews Guilherme Costa, vice president of sales at SWM International. Source

New Zealand Halves HTP Taxes

New Zealand Halves HTP Taxes Source

KT&G C.E.O Compensation Scrutinized

Activist fund Flashlight Capital Partners (FCP) is proposing to change the compensation system for KT&G’s c.e.o. Source

FDA OKs Vuse Alto Tobacco-Flavored Pods

FDA OKs Vuse Alto Tobacco-Flavored Pods Source

Thailand Limits Tobacco Components and Byproducts

The Thai Cabinet has greenlit a draft ministerial regulation regarding the components and combustion byproducts of tobacco products. Source

Surprisingly Low Adult Pouch Use: Study

Surprisingly Low Adult Pouch Use: Study Source

Nicotine Pouches Not as Popular as Thought

According to a recent study published in JAMA, the use of nicotine pouches among US adults remains relatively low, despite a staggering 641% increase in product sales from 2019 to 2022. Source

Smoking Behavior Linked to Personality

Smoking Behavior Linked to Personality Source

Cigarette Smuggling Complicating Gaza Aid

Cigarette Smuggling Complicating Gaza Aid Source

More “Comprehensive and Effective” Vape Laws Coming

According to prime minister and finance minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian government is taking steps to regulate vape products more comprehensively. Source

Belgian Retailers Required to Hide Tobacco Next Year

Belgian Retailers Required to Hide Tobacco Next Year Source

Japan, the World’s Most Dynamic HTP Market

Japanese consumers have always embraced new tobacco product technologies. Arguably, it was Japan where the first charcoal filters were commercialized. Source

Secondhand Exposure Lower for Vaping: Study

Secondhand Exposure Lower for Vaping: Study Source

Co-Cropping and Crop Rotation in Africa, Indonesia, and Europe

Co-cropping, also known as crop diversification, is an agricultural technique where plots of the main crop – in our case, tobacco – alternate with plots planted… Source

Jochamp Upgrades Shisha Equipment

Jochamp Upgrades Shisha Equipment Source

Cut Rag Processors to Open Factory in Harare

Cut Rag Processors to Open Factory in Harare Source

Machine Sale Ban Extends to Vapes

Machine Sale Ban Extends to Vapes Source

BAT Expanding in Serbia

BAT Expanding in Serbia Source

‘Boris Johnson’ to Keep Vaping Legislation on Agenda

‘Boris Johnson’ to Keep Vaping Legislation on Agenda Source

CTP Updates Compliance Website

CTP Updates Compliance Website Source

VLN Relaunch in Korea

VLN Relaunch in Korea Source

UKVIA Applies for Approved Code Scheme

UKVIA Applies for Approved Code Scheme Source

North Carolina Tweaks Rules for Cigar Bars

North Carolina Tweaks Rules for Cigar Bars Source

Filtrona Launches Plastic-Free RYO Filter

Filtrona Launches Plastic-Free RYO Filter Source

‘Vaping Innovation Just Getting Started’: Hon Lik

‘Vaping Innovation Just Getting Started’: Hon Lik Source

Voters Want ‘Reasonable’ Regulation: Poll

Voters Want ‘Reasonable’ Regulation: Poll Source

Greenbutts to Manufacture at 22nd Century

Greenbutts to Manufacture at 22nd Century Source

The Way Forward

The Way Forward Source

Ireland to Raise Tobacco Sales Age

Ireland to Raise Tobacco Sales Age Source

Delayed Payments for Malawi Growers

Delayed Payments for Malawi Growers Source

Pakistan Urged to Block Small Pack Exports to Sudan

Pakistan Urged to Block Small Pack Exports to Sudan Source

Activists Lament Tax Plans

Activists Lament Tax Plans Source

Maldives to Ditch Tobacco Import Duty Exemptions

Maldives to Ditch Tobacco Import Duty Exemptions Source

Smoking Rates Still High in Switzerland

Smoking Rates Still High in Switzerland Source

The Best of Both

The Best of Both Source

Reynolds Launches Non-Nicotine Vape

Reynolds Launches Non-Nicotine Vape Source

PMI Accused of ‘Manipulating Science’

PMI Accused of ‘Manipulating Science’ Source

WHO Wants Cambodia to Raise Tobacco Taxes

WHO Wants Cambodia to Raise Tobacco Taxes Source

Biden Asks Judge to Drop Menthol Ban Suit

Biden Asks Judge to Drop Menthol Ban Suit Source

WHO Releases Guideline for Cessation

WHO Releases Guideline for Cessation Source

Swedish Match Presents to FDA on General Snus

Swedish Match Presents to FDA on General Snus Source

CAT on the Brink?

Over the decades, tobacco manufacturers have proven extraordinarily adept at quickly adjusting to ever changing legislature. Source

Supreme Court to Hear Triton PMTA Denial Order Suit

Supreme Court to Hear Triton PMTA Denial Order Suit Source

New York City Wants Wholesalers to End Vape Sales

New York City Wants Wholesalers to End Vape Sales Source

Age Verification for HTP and NGP

In most developed countries, purchasing and consuming cigarettes, heated tobacco products (HTP), nicotine-containing vapes, and/or pouches… Source

Imperial Tobacco Canada Certified as Great Place to Work

Imperial Tobacco Canada Certified as Great Place to Work Source

US Supreme Court Ruling Changing FDA’s Regulatory Authority

The US Supreme Court overturned the Chevron deference, a 1984 landmark Supreme Court ruling which granted federal agencies broad authority… Source

Altria Submits PMTA for ‘On! Plus’ Pouches

Altria Submits PMTA for ‘On! Plus’ Pouches Source

FDA Pushes to Dismiss Lawsuit Demanding Menthol Ban

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by anti-smoking groups demanding it end… Source

KT&G Supports Farmers

KT&G Supports Farmers Source

STG Acquires Mac Baren

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) agreed on the terms and conditions for the acquisition of all the shares of Mac Baren Tobacco Company from Halberg. Source

Scandinavian Tobacco to Acquire Mac Baren

Scandinavian Tobacco to Acquire Mac Baren Source

Australia Eases Vape Ban

The Albanese government will water down its proposed world-first vaping ban after the Greens party’s opposition led the government to amend the bill. Source

Reynolds Files PMTA for Age-Gated Vuse Pro

Reynolds Files PMTA for Age-Gated Vuse Pro Source

Zimbabwe Leaf Sales Reach $721 Million

Zimbabwe Leaf Sales Reach $721 Million Source

Major Australian Pharmacies Against Vape Sales

Major Australian Pharmacies Against Vape Sales Source

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Chevron Deference

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Chevron Deference Source

India’s Tobacco Sector Calls for Pragmatic Policies

Tobacco, being an important cash crop, generates enormous socio-economic benefits in India in terms of remunerative agricultural employment… Source

The Wrong Answer

The Wrong Answer Source

US Menthol Ban Shelved

The US government is changing its stance on its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, following a review by the White House of the possible health advantages of banning mint-flavored cigarettes… Source

Health Ministers Debate EU-wide Flavor Ban

Health Ministers Debate EU-wide Flavor Ban Source

KT&G Hit with US$2 Billion Lawsuit

KT&G is being sued for US$2 billion by a former employee who asserted that the company did not adequately compensate him… Source

Brazilian Flood Damage Assessed

Brazilian Flood Damage Assessed Source

Menthol Marketing Orders ‘Significant Step’

Menthol Marketing Orders ‘Significant Step’ Source

Former STMA Leader Expelled

Ling Chengxing, the former head of China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA), was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC)… Source

Durbin Decries Menthol Vape Order

Durbin Decries Menthol Vape Order Source

UKVIA Briefs Chinese Vape Companies on UK Regulatory Landscape

UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) director general, John Dunne, traveled to Shenzhen, known as the vaping capital of the world, to deliver regulatory compliance training… Source

Australia Softens Prescription Mandate

Australia Softens Prescription Mandate Source

The TA Q&A: Christian Adi Njoto Njoo, Besuki Raya Cigars

Under its current president Christian Adi Njoto Njoo, Indonesian outfit PT. Mangli Djaya Raya (MDR) has become one of East Java’s best known leaf suppliers. Source

PCA Names Habursky as Executive Director

PCA Names Habursky as Executive Director Source

CNTC Launches QR Code Reform

China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) in early May 2023 announced labelling QR codes on cigarette packs… Source

SindiTabaco Celebrates 77 Years with Publication of Tobacco Paper

SindiTabaco Celebrates 77 Years with Publication of Tobacco Paper Source

Tobacco Asia Podcast #31: Tadas Lisauskas, Founder & CEO, Greenbutts

Tadas Lisauskas is the founder and CEO of San Diego-based Greenbutts. Source

Estonia Smoke-Free Spaces Expanding

Estonia Smoke-Free Spaces Expanding Source

Thailand to Recriminalize Cannabis

Thailand’s prime minister announced he plans to recriminalize cannabis by year-end, allowing only “usage for health and medical purposes”. Source

Pyxus Emission Targets Validated

Pyxus Emission Targets Validated Source

NGO Debates Smoking Cessation

NGO Debates Smoking Cessation Source

Vietnam Authorities Divided Over E-Cigs, HTP

It appears the Vietnamese government is at a crossroads as it considers how to handle e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTP)… Source

Romania Bans E-cig and Pouch Advertising

Romania Bans E-cig and Pouch Advertising Source

The TA Q&A: Kyung-man Bang, C.E.O., KT&G

On March 28, 2024, Kyung-man Bang was elected KT&G’s new chief executive officer during the annual general shareholder meeting, replacing his predecessor, Baek Bok-in. Source

Vape Registry Rule Slipped Into NC Bill

Vape Registry Rule Slipped Into NC Bill Source

Heated Tobacco Trailblazers

As brand owners continue to heavily invest in heated tobacco product (HTP) r&d, almost no month goes by without an exciting new device… Source

Cigarette Smuggling Impeding Gaza Aid

Cigarette Smuggling Impeding Gaza Aid Source

Ireland First in EU to Raise Age of Sale of Tobacco to 21

According to Ireland’s health minister Stephen Donnelly and public health, wellbeing, and the national drugs strategy minister Colm Burke, the country’s cabinet has approved legislation to raise the legal age for tobacco sales to 21. Source

‘Trading Standards Underfunded’

‘Trading Standards Underfunded’ Source

Illicit Trade in ASEAN

A recent report from the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) and the EU-ASEAN Business Council revealed the current state of illicit tobacco trade within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. Source

BAT to Introduce Vape Vending Machines

BAT to Introduce Vape Vending Machines Source

Germany Revokes Shisha Packaging Rules

Germany Revokes Shisha Packaging Rules Source

Zimbabwe, Brazil Shortfalls Turns Boon for Indian Exporters

It appears that tobacco supplies simply don’t get out of the hole. First, there was Covid-19 that decreased harvests… Source

Zimbabwe Cigar Tobacco Marketing Season Opens

Zimbabwe Cigar Tobacco Marketing Season Opens Source

A Potpourri of Anniversaries

Regardless of industry, companies are rightfully proud when they reach milestone anniversaries. Source

FDA Authorizes NJOY Menthol Products

FDA Authorizes NJOY Menthol Products Source

Tobacco Asia Podcast #32: Justin Tarbell, Ohserase Manufacturing

Thomas Schmid talks to Justin Tarbell, vice president of strategy and business development of Ohserase Manufacturing… Source

‘Carcinogens Among Permitted Additives’

‘Carcinogens Among Permitted Additives’ Source

BAT May Leave Pakistan

British American Tobacco (BAT) warned that it may cease investments in Pakistan if the government raises taxes on cigarettes in the upcoming budget. Source

Warnings Over Liquids in Medicine Bottles

Warnings Over Liquids in Medicine Bottles Source

Indonesian Teens Vape More, Smoke Less

The Indonesian Health Survey (SKI) 2023 reports that the smoking rate among those aged 10-18 in Indonesia dropped to 7.4% in 2023… Source

South Africa Urged to Beef Up Tobacco Laws

South Africa Urged to Beef Up Tobacco Laws Source

Industry Cheers Tax on Acetate Tow

Industry Cheers Tax on Acetate Tow Source

Former STMA Deputy Chief Sentenced to Death

He Zehua, former deputy chief of China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA), has been sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve… Source

Breast Milk Nutrients from Tobacco-like Plant

Breast Milk Nutrients from Tobacco-like Plant Source

Push to Legalize Vapes in Australia

Australia’s Labor government has rejected calls to lift its strict ban on recreational vaping, despite industry projections of a significant tax windfall… Source

Pouches Scrutinized

Pouches Scrutinized Source

2Firsts and Tobacco Asia Alliance

Vaping industry media and consultancy 2FIRSTS and Tobacco Asia announced a strategic alliance, establishing comprehensive and in-depth cooperation… Source

Disappointing Quit Rates in Philippine Program

Disappointing Quit Rates in Philippine Program Source

Tobacco Asia Podcast #33: Rodolfo Maria Salvi, Salvarat s.r.l.

Rodolfo Maria Salvi is the sustainability and international relations manager of Salvarat s.r.l., a company specializing in post-harvest pest control for the tobacco industry. Source

New Insights into Youth Vaping

New Insights into Youth Vaping Source

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Arcus Compliance Buys VapeClick

Arcus Compliance Buys VapeClick Source

FDA, DOJ Slammed Over Vape Plans

Democrat and Republican senators took the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to task during a US Senate… Source

PMI Suspends Online Zyn Sales Due to DC Probe

PMI Suspends Online Zyn Sales Due to DC Probe Source

Tobacco Asia

Tobacco Asia

KT&G C.E.O. Nominee Facing Shareholder Opposition

KT&G’s largest shareholder expressed its opposition to the company’s c.e.o. nominee, citing concerns over declining profitability… Tobacco Asia

Positive Outlook after BAT Sells ITC Shares

British American Tobacco Plc., via its affiliate Tobacco Manufacturers (India) Ltd, sold 436.9 million shares in Indian tobacco giant ITC Limited… Tobacco Asia

Brookline’s Generational Ban Upheld

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled in favor of a town bylaw in Brookline that bans the sale of tobacco to anyone born after January 1, 2000… Tobacco Asia

Malaysia Vape Industry Blindsided by Proposed Regulations

According to deputy health minister Datuk Lukanisman Awang Sauni, the government plans to treat vapes like conventional tobacco… Tobacco Asia

COP10 Recap

The Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) finally took place in Panama City during February 5-10… Tobacco Asia

Cytisine Gains UK Approval as Cessation Aid

Despite being used in central and eastern Europe for decades as a smoking cessation aid, cytisine pills just recently gained regulatory approval in the UK… Tobacco Asia

Generational Tobacco Bans Strike Out

The end of 2023 was probably not what anti-tobacco advocates would say was ending the year on a high-note as two legislations in different countries that would have introduced generational smoking bans went awry. Tobacco Asia

Are Vape Bans Gaining Momentum Globally?

Following the emergence of the first vape devices a little over 2 decades ago, they were almost universally feted by stakeholders as “the world’s best opportunity for forever banishing the big demon, tobacco”… Tobacco Asia

US Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to California Flavor Ban

The US Supreme Court refused to consider R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s challenge to California’s ban on flavored tobacco products in the most populous US state, Reuters reported. Tobacco Asia

Tobacco Asia Podcast #28: Reimund Ameskamp, J.W. von Eicken

Reimund Ameskamp (Ray) is head of international business at 250-year-old J.W. von Eicken, which is located in the old Hanseatic city of Lubeck… Tobacco Asia

US Teen Cigarette Use Drops

Cigarette consumption among US adolescents significantly declined over a span of three decades. Tobacco Asia

Extra Funding for Crackdown on Australia’s Illicit Tobacco

The Australian Border Force (ABF) will be receiving A$188.5 million extra funding to combat the country’s A$3 billion illicit tobacco trade. Tobacco Asia

Lee Calls for Lift of Singapore’s Vape Ban

Lee Hsien Yang, prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s estranged younger brother and youngest son of Lee Kuan Yew, called for the Singaporean government to lift its ban on e-cigarettes. Tobacco Asia

Industry Veterans at WT Middle East

Among those representing India’s tobacco industry at the recent WT Middle East were (from left to right) Biju Joseph, general manager – PMD of VST Industries Ltd. Tobacco Asia

US Menthol Ban Still Used as Political Tool

A conservative advocacy group is planning on using the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed menthol cigarette ban as a tool to sway Black Americans from president Joe Biden and Democrats, according to CNN. Tobacco Asia

NZ Minister Under Fire For Tobacco Tax Freeze

New Zealand’s associate health minister, Casey Costello, is being attacked by anti-smoking advocates after it became known she was considering a three-year freeze on tobacco excise tax. Tobacco Asia

Ohio Sides with Flavored Tobacco

The Ohio Senate voted to override governor Mike DeWine’s veto on a provision that would ban local governments from enacting regulations on the sale of tobacco as well as banning flavored tobacco products. Tobacco Asia

NJOY Lawsuit Dismissed

A US District Court in California dismissed a lawsuit filed by NJOY, Altria Group’s vape subsidiary, against multiple manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of disposable vapes. Tobacco Asia

Russia Sanctions a Boon for Asian Suppliers

A long line of economic and geopolitical analysts have noted on multiple occasions that the sanctions slapped on Russia by the European Union (EU) actually harm EU companies more than they do Russian businesses. Tobacco Asia

The Quest for the Non-Acetate Filter

Before cellulose acetate tow (CAT), cigarettes either were filter-less or tipped with simple, rather ineffective paper filters. Tobacco Asia

EVO NXT: the ‘Place to Be’ for the NGP Scene Again in 2024

Sabine Loos, Managing Director of Messe Dortmund, gives a preview of speakers and programme Tobacco Asia

Tobacco Asia Podcast #29: Christian Adi Njoto Njoo

Christian Adi Njoto Njoo is the president of well-known Indonesian leaf merchant, PT. Mangli Djaya Raya. Tobacco Asia

BAT Shares Jump on ITC Stake Sale

British American Tobacco (BAT) saw its share price rise by over 7% after announcing it was “actively working” to sell some of its shares in ITC Ltd. ITC share prices dropped 4%. Tobacco Asia

KT&G Reports Record-High Revenue

KT&G posted revenue of KRW1.451 trillion (US$1.01 billion) and operating profit of KRW198.6 billion (US$149.2 million) in the fourth-quarter. Tobacco Asia

IQOS Overtakes Marlboro in Revenue

Philip Morris International (PMI) revealed its IQOS products outperformed its Marlboro cigarettes in net revenue… Tobacco Asia

Australia Youth Vaping Jumps to 30%

Data from the 2022/23 Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug survey found that vaping among Australia’s youth jumped from 13% in 2014 and 14% in 2017 to 30% Tobacco Asia

Global Tobacco Majors’ Russian Business

Global tobacco multinational players have taken different steps in regards to their Russian business amid ever-tightening sanctions and Russia’s growing isolation in the international arena. Tobacco Asia

Tobacco’s Role in Thailand’s Economy

Contributions from Thailand’s tobacco industry has long been woven into the fabric of the country’s economic and social tapestry. Tobacco Asia

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North Macedonia: A Reliable Oriental Tobacco Supplier

Randomly ask about major tobacco growing countries and names such as India, Pakistan, Turkey, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Brazil, or the US will roll off tongues quite readily. Tobacco Asia

New Zealand Repeals Tobacco Sales Ban

The New Zealand Parliament commenced the first reading of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Amendment Bill… Tobacco Asia

Malaysia’s Illicit Trade Lowest Since 2020

In 2023, the prevalence of illicit cigarettes in Malaysia decreased to 55.6%, reaching its lowest point since peaking at a record high of 63.8% in 2020. Tobacco Asia

Over 30% Tax Hike for Hong Kong

The tobacco tax in Hong Kong increased by nearly 32% as the government aims to provide additional motivation for smokers to quit. Tobacco Asia

Australia Hires Anti-Vape Influencers

Australia’s government launched a new campaign targeting young people aged 14-20 to combat youth vaping. Tobacco Asia

Growing Concerns Over Flailing WHO FCTC

The World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), originally designed two decades ago to be the first international treaty to address the perceived harms of combustible tobacco… Tobacco Asia

This Crystal-Clear Colada Can Be Yours, No Clarification Necessary

This two-ingredient highball recipe from New York bar Sip & Guzzle is easy to make despite its layered, tropical flavor. Here's how. PUNCH

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