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
Heated tobacco
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.