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A plethora of Big Tobacco launches to come

27 Aug 2019. The second half of the year looks as if it’s going to yield a bumper crop of new reduced-risk products from across the tobacco harm reduction spectrum.
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Compact with a big impact

27 Aug 2019. Every year, billions of cigarette butts get tossed as litter into gutters, in parks and onto sidewalks across the world. Recently, they have been named as one of the most littered single-use plastic items on European beaches. British American Tobacco and Japan International Tobacco have declared war on this type of pollution with a small, handy gadget: a portable ashtray.
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Loose tobacco on the rise in Germany

27 Aug 2019. In 2018, Germans spent almost EUR 20 billion on cigarettes. But the consumption of comparably expensive cigarettes is falling. Instead, consumers are increasingly turning to e-cigarettes or loose tobacco.
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Keep on rolling?

27 Aug 2019. People who roll their own cigarettes are less likely to try quitting smoking. And even those who want to quit only rarely manage to do so. These are the results of a study of almost 40,000 smokers living in England.
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Vype launches ePod

27 Aug 2019. British American Tobacco’s (BAT) e-cigarette brand Vype has launched the latest addition to its range of vaping products, the Vype ePod, which follows the brand’s successful and innovative ePen 3 device.
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A timeless trend

27 Aug 2019. While machine-made cigarettes sales have had ups and downs in recent years, a stable business – at least in Europe – is maintaining itself: the RYO market. TJI spoke with the Bulgarian company M Tobacco, an expert in this field, about current developments, advantages and the general outlook for the industry.
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Providing a one-stop shop for graphic supplies

27 Aug 2019. Gilles Michel is the head of the newly formed tobacco packaging and tipping paper unit at Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP), which was created shortly after MMP acquired Tann Group, one of the industry’s leading tipping paper experts, in 2019. Michel spoke to TJI about the benefits of offering cigarette packaging and tipping paper under one roof.
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Moving shisha West

27 Aug 2019. Asif Fazlani, managing director of the shisha tobacco expert Soex India, Pvt Ltd (Afzal Brand), recently spoke to TJI about how the shisha market has been developing in recent years and the future outlook for the global shisha market.
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Shisha through the ages

27 Aug 2019. Between old and new, tradition and innovation, the shisha industry is constantly faced with new challenges in the shape-shifting world of tobacco. Valued at around USD 130 million, the global shisha market enjoys ever-increasing popularity. In a short review, we tell you some interesting facts about the history of the water pipe.
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Legal loopholes

27 Aug 2019. The Russian shisha market was totally based on imported shisha tobacco from 2003 to 2008. Import substitution first began on the Russian shisha tobacco market in 2008, writes Maxim Korolev. In more recent years, new laws with major loopholes and higher taxes on shisha tobacco have helped contribute to a growing illegal market in the country. How will this segment continue to develop in coming years?
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