• September 26, 2023

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H.I.E. Handelsgesellschaft is appointed as Greenbutts’ exclusive distributor for Poland in the European Union.

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Party Time

The industry will not be present as the FCTC parties debate future tobacco and nicotine policies in Panama this autumn.

Eyes on the Ball

Officials should approach COP10 with clarity about their national goals and with tough questions about trade-offs, unintended consequences and evidence.

Under the Gun

Sanctions, fraud and the rising popularity of vaping weigh down Russia’s traditional tobacco market.

The Bigger Picture

The FDA is fiddling with menthol and nicotine while undermining some of the most powerful tools in the tobacco harm reduction armory.

A Common Thread

Filter manufacturers face higher prices and tow shortages, though not everybody has been equally affected.


Germany’s comparatively high smoking rate shows that cessation-only policies are insufficient to end cigarettes.

At Your Service

Tobacco Reporter’s Publisher, Elise Rasmussen, is Installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers & Tobacco Blenders.

Tobacco Reporter September 2023

In its September 2023 issue, Tobacco Reporter looks ahead at the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) and the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which are scheduled to take place this northern-hemisphere fall.

Both gatherings seek to reduce the health problems associated with tobacco consumption, but they will be advocating markedly different solutions. While the delegates at COP10 will be touting product bans, tax hikes and legal action, participants in the GTNF are likely to emphasize the opportunities presented by new technologies to help smokers transition to less-harmful products.

Grant Churchill of Oxford University explains why nicotine is not the culprit in tobacco-related disease, and Clive Bates, a former U.K. senior civil servant, offers COP10 delegates suggestions to make the most of their participation.

Cheryl Olson explores the question of how to communicate tobacco products’ relative risks more effectively, and Ian Fearon of McKinney Regulatory Science Advisors examines the potential impact of China’s new rules on vape manufacturing.

Further in this issue: an analyses of the acetate tow market, which has been suffering from shortages, and a critical look at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans to set nicotine limits and ban menthol as a tobacco flavor.

We also reveal the winners of the Golden Leaf Awards.

Also in TR

Party Time

The industry will not be present as the FCTC parties debate future tobacco and nicotine policies in Panama this autumn.

Special Report: COP10

Image: Maksym Yemelyanov From Nov. 20 to Nov. 25, delegates representing the countries that have signed to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will

Special Report: Innovation

Photo: peshkova Until recently, few people would have mentioned the words “tobacco” and “innovation” in the same sentence. Even as other legacy industries started disrupting

Peddling Trivia

A Japanese government survey ‘reveals’ that nonsmokers find smoke unpleasant while smokers like it.

Doctor’s Orders

Medical licensing of e-cigarettes and nicotine pouches should be an urgent priority, writes Derek Yach.

The Heat is On

Competition in South Korea’s heated-tobacco products market is intensifying.

Stepping Up

Newcomer Marskiss aims to offer heated-tobacco consumers an improved user experience.

A Mixed Bag

Growers continue to struggle with rising production cost, but demand for tobacco remains firm.