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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

Photo: Taco Tuinstra Shenzhen’s vapor hardware manufacturers have resumed operations, but it’s hardly business as usual. TR Staff Report The Covid-19 outbreak hit Shenzhen hard.

Stay of Execution

The postponed PMTA due date is unlikely to help those who weren’t ready for the May 12 deadline.

Tobacco Reporter May 2020

Tobacco Reporter’s May 2020 issue further explores the ongoing disruption to the nicotine business brought about by the coronavirus crisis.

Will the industry live up to its reputation as a haven in times of crisis or will it be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the pandemic?

Also in this issue: The new deadline for submitting premarket tobacco product applications, British American Tobacco’s preparations for a radically different future and a look at e-cigarettes in India after that country banned vapor products.

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Double Whammy

First, vapor companies selling in China lost the internet. Then the coronavirus closed their physical stores.

Cigar Spectacular

Perhaps the most successful iteration yet, the 22nd Habanos Festival featured many highlights.

Going Greener

Cigarette companies step up efforts to reduce their environmental footprint.

Reducing the Footprint

Paula Birch of Parkside Flexibles reflects on ways to minimize the environmental impact of tobacco packaging.


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