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Tobacco Industry Market Share Tobacco companies will do everything possible to protect and grow their business. While transnational tobacco companies compete among themselves and with local companies for larger market share, they also unite through national manufacturers association to fight tobacco control collectively. Click on each country for information on main tobacco companies operating in …

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Hold TI accountable & liable for destroying the environment

13 June 2022 By Irene Reyes In the May edition of the Tobacco Reporter, one of its editors, George Gay, in an article on tobacco and ENDS products, arguing shared responsibility among regulators, manufacturers, and consumers in minimizing the environmental impact of these products. The author pointed out the lack of response from the industry to deal …

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Why PMI will continue selling cigarettes: “We are not going to necessarily hand market share to our competitors free of charge”

30 May 2022 Philip Morris International (PMI) at its recent annual shareholders meeting recorded a net revenue of  $31.4 billion in 2021. While steering the attention of its shareholders to its non-combustible business, cigarettes remain its core business as PMI shipped about 625 billion sticks which make up more than 70% of its revenue, amounting to US$22 billion. …

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Imperial Tobacco counts its profits, will continue to sell more cigarettes

7 February 2022 On February 2, UK-based tobacco company, Imperial Brands, held its 2022 annual general meeting celebrating its successes, outlining its plans for the next five years and assuring its shareholders of continued profits. Imperial reported an annual operating cash flows of more than £3bn (US$4bn) a year and over the next five years …

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China regulates e-cigarettes but different standards for tobacco products overseas

13 December 2021, China, the world’s largest manufacturer of vapor products, will regulate e-cigarettes under the jurisdiction of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration.  The government announced they have issued draft rules and will require all e-cigarette wholesalers and retailers to require a license to sell their products through an established unified national electronic cigarette transaction management …

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Regional vaping group bestows “Give the man a cigar” award to Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs

26 November 2021 Regional vaping group, CAPHRA, promotes smoking with “Give The Man A Cigar” Award given to Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary, who championed the tobacco industry during the recent ninth session of the WHO FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP9). While claiming “vaping has saved the lives of millions of ex-smokers,” Nancy Loucas, coordinator of CAPHRA, which champions …

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