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AR Packaging Consolidates Brands

The move is in line with its corporate strategy as the company prepares for further growth organically and through acquisitions.


In Print this month

Sourcing Success

Based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belaprom obtains its materials from the EU to deliver high-quality cigarette tubes at an affordable price.

The Endgame Revisited

It is time to confront the fundamental confusion about the public health aims for tobacco and nicotine policy.

No Baggage

Unburdened by the legacy of traditional tobacco products, nicotine pouches are starting to catch on in a variety of markets.

Unidentical Twins

South Korea and Japan, the world’s leading heat-not-burn markets, have different views on the technology’s potential for tobacco harm reduction.

Two-Stage Tobacco

By separating their product into two components, ASUK and ASI can offer U.K. consumers shisha at a considerably lower price.

Up And Coming

KT&G prepares to join the world’s premier league of tobacco companies.

Tobacco Reporter July 2020

Tobacco Reporter’s July 2020 issue profiles KT&G of South Korea, which operates in one of the world’s most sophisticated tobacco markets. KT&G has traditionally kept a low profile, but it’s a world-class operation with grand ambitions that could very well become one of the world’s top four cigarette manufacturers within the next few years.

Also in this issue: how leaf manufacturers are rethinking their business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a look at the world’s most prominent heat-not-burn markets and an examination of the nicotine pouch phenomenon that has caught the world by storm.



Now available

KT&G Launches Miix Combo

New stick allows consumers to experience two flavors at once by changing the taste from traditional tobacco to “a different coolness.”

Also in TR

Silent Auction

Rules on social distancing make for a very different tobacco marketing season in Zimbabwe this year.

Knowing The Ropes

Harnessing decades of experience in process instrumentation, Ian Benson sets out on his own.

Minting Substitutes

Cigarette manufacturers are offering alternatives to smokers left in the cold by the EU menthol ban.

Feeling Their Pain

The International Tobacco Growers Association is campaigning to help noncontracted farmers cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Shots on Goal

Two tobacco plant-based vaccine candidates have entered the race for a serum against Covid-19.

The New Normal

Shenzhen’s vapor hardware manufacturers have resumed operations, but it is hardly business as usual.

A Seismic Shock

Erik Bloomquist assesses the coronavirus crisis’ impact on the nicotine business.

An Ill Wind

Famous for its resilience in crises, the tobacco industry may be facing its toughest challenge yet.