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    In Print


    Generational Change

    Human rights and the environment are at the core of Universal’s social and sustainability goals.

    In The Crossfire

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has wreaked havoc on the regional tobacco market.

    Hear, Hear!

    Participants in the Forest Summer Lunch event lament the continuing assaults on personal choice and personal responsibility.

    All in the Paper

    Republic Technologies strengthens its lead in the world of RYO and MYO.

    Tools Of The Trade

    At a summer event in London, JTI showcases some of the devices that may help England achieve its smoke-free ambitions.

    Making a Splash

    A small water filter and a biodegradable sample bag may help reduce the environmental impact of tobacco production.

    Smart Sachets

    Amplicon presents the first pouch with controlled nicotine release.

    Staying the Course

    KT&G continues to make progress toward its ambition of becoming a top-tier global player.

    Craving Normalcy

    Climate change, war and a lingering pandemic exacerbate the typical challenges presented by leaf tobacco supply and demand.

    Tobacco Reporter August 2022

    In Tobacco Reporter’s August 2022 issue we examine the impact of the war in Ukraine on the tobacco industry. What has the conflict meant for cigarette production, distribution and consumption? And how are the multinationals making good on their commitment to extract themselves from the Russian market?

    Clive Bates urges a rethink of nicotine policies now that the legal recreational drug is available with minimal harm to health, and George Gay reports from Forest’s summer event in London, where speakers lament the continuing assaults on personal choice and personal responsibility.

    Stefanie Rossel describes a groundbreaking technology from Sweden that allows tobacco companies to control the dose of nicotine released from pouches, and Tim Donahue has the latest on Universal’s sustainability initiatives.

    Also in this issue: a report on the market for tobacco-related instrumentation.

    Clive Bates

    A regular contributor to Tobacco Reporter, Clive Bates is the director of Counterfactual Consulting and the former director of Action on Smoking and Health (U.K.).

    In this section, we present a selection of his articles.


    The Takeaways

    What lessons should regulators learn from the United States?

    Fighting The Wrong War

    The automatic criticism of everything associated with tobacco is not merely misguided; it has the potential to do real harm.

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    Fit for the Future

    Thanks to its agility and relentless focus on personal service, Hail & Cotton remains in excellent shape even after a century in business.

    Choppy waters

    Machinery makers navigate supply chain challenges and customers’ changing product portfolios.

    Inching Closer

    The FDA has taken a major step toward banning menthol cigarettes in the U.S., but there’s still a long way to go.

    Plain in Vain

    Standardized packaging is not a miracle cure for reducing smoking prevalence, studies suggest.

    Coming Clean

    Stakeholders debate the challenges presented by cigarette litter.

    Out of the Box

    Roya Ghafele believes the industry should think more creatively about intellectual property.

    In the CatBird Seat

    A pioneer in nicotine reduction, 22nd Century is well-placed as FDA mulls a mandate for minimally addictive cigarettes.