JAPANESE lawmakers are just weeks away from proposing changes that could erode tax advantages for Big Tobacco's new hope: heat-not-burn products that deliver a nicotine hit without all the smoke...

A EUROPEAN Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc (BAT) up in arms about red tape, signalling that the bloc's promise of more...

NEW York boosted the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes by 24 per cent to US$13 and placed a cap on the number of tobacco sellers, part of the city's biggest crackdown on smoking in more than...

The chief executive of Philip Morris International (PMI) said he was "extremely encouraged" by the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) recent proposal to lower nicotine...

[NEW DELHI] The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with "punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation of the country's anti-smoking...

[SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic] Radhames Rodriguez is using a rare tobacco and special wrapper to roll 50,000 of his new premium cigars, the Pulita, in the Dominican Republic. US aficionados...

[JAKARTA] Japan Tobacco Inc on Friday said it has agreed to buy an Indonesian maker of "kretek" tobacco and clove cigarettes, together with its distributor, for US$677 million, giving it a...

SMOKER Takumi Itou is an example of how much Japan Tobacco needs to catch up as international rivals gain ground in a battle to offer the next generation of smoking alternatives.

[WASHINGTON] Tobacco use among American middle and high school students - especially electronic cigarette use - declined sharply in 2016 from the year before following several years of strong growth...

A PROPOSED Indonesian tobacco law will roll back regulations to discourage smoking in a country that already has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and open the floodgates to advertising...