EU: Sweden Retains Right to Set Snus Tax

    A European Commission spokesman reiterates Sweden’s exemption from the EU snus ban.

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    In Print


    Differential Progress

    Will the valuable insights revealed in the Tobacco Transformation Index accelerate tobacco harm reduction?

    Moving Forward

    Habanos and its partners remain committed to boosting the global reputation of all Cuban cigar brands.

    Moving Backward

    If enacted, Spain’s proposed regulations on vaping products will hamper tobacco harm reduction.

    Show of Support

    Speakers at the InterTabac/InterSupply trade shows expect steady growth for next-generation products.

    A Clean Sheet

    Cigarette paper manufacturers are reconfiguring production processes to reduce their environmental impact.

    Banned for Life

    Harm reduction activists worry about New Zealand’s plan to phase out tobacco use.

    Failure to Launch

    Zimbabwe’s attempt to diversify into cannabis is proving more challenging than some anticipated.

    Poised for Growth

    After the win of its merits case against the FDA, Kaival Brands and Bidi Vapor are back on track.

    Solid Foundation

    Sarah Bostwick discusses the significance of materiality assessments in PMI’s strategy.

    Tobacco Reporter November 2022

    In Tobacco Reporter’s November 2022 issue, we look back on another successful GTNF. Under the theme “Accessing Innovation,” the conference debated, among many other topics, the challenges and opportunities for tobacco harm reduction.

    While technological breakthroughs have made it possible to develop nicotine products that present a fraction of the health risks presented by combustible cigarettes, such products remain inaccessible to consumers in many markets due to a combination of underinvestment and ill-conceived regulation.

    George Gay evaluates the latest Tobacco Transformation Index and questions to what extent the valuable information in the report will accelerate tobacco harm reduction worldwide. Cheryl Olson explores the role of consumer choice and Stefanie Rossel reports from Spain, where proposed legislation threatens to kill the independent vaping sector.

    Also in this issue, we reveal the winners of the 2022 Golden Leaf Awards.

    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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    Dropping Names

    After rooting out ENDS flavors, regulators may turn their attention to flavor names, writes Neil McKeganey.

    The PMTA Mystery

    How effective must a product be in helping adult smokers quit to overcome the theorized level of harm to youth?

    The Eye of the Beholder

    Not all smokers will be put off by the “dissuasively” colored cigarette papers promoted by health activists.

    Key Takeaways

    Tobacco growers reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing their business.

    Thank You!

    The GTNF 2022 is made possible by the generous support of these sponsors.

    On a Mission

    The EUBAM supports Moldova and Ukraine in their fight against illicit cigarette trade.

    The Perfect Match?

    A takeover of Swedish Match would give PMI a comprehensive portfolio of reduced-risk products.

    Smart Connection

    Koehl Machinenbau’s new communication platform connects field-level tobacco machinery with the Cloud.