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Some Japanese quit with e-cigs, but most prefer willpower

16th May 2017 | Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing

E-cigarettes are more popular than they are successful as smoking cessation aids in Japan, according to a recent study which suggests they should therefore “not be recommended or promoted”.

Asia Pacific warms to heat-not-burn, but it’s not an easy road

20th February 2017 | Business briefing |

Asia
Australasia
Japan
New Zealand
South Korea
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris International are attempting to widen their distribution of heat-not-burn (HnB) products throughout Pacific Asia, but there have been problems along the way.

At last, a domestic e-cig market for China’s manufacturers

6th May 2015 | Business briefing |

Asia
China
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

The domestic Chinese market for e-cigarettes appears to finally be opening up, with a major manufacturer having started distribution of nicotine-containing cigalikes through convenience stores at the beginning of this year, and a number of others having plans to distribute their own products in 2015.

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