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Huge Quantities of Chinese Cigarettes Smuggled Into Ukraine

China Tobacco’s factory in Europe is selling hundreds of millions of cigarettes to companies in Ukraine under investigation for cigarette smuggling — one co-owned by a former border official with ties to the president. Key Findings China Tobacco has exported hundreds of millions of cigarettes to Ukraine from its European factory since 2013, even though...

China Tobacco ‘Very Discreetly’ Becomes Leaf-Buying Powerhouse in Brazil

China is complying with recommendations under a global treaty to decrease the amount of land under tobacco cultivation –– but its massive state-owned conglomerate is shifting production overseas. Brazil has become a major supplier, with farmers working under difficult conditions to grow tobacco for Chinese cigarettes. Key Findings Despite significant growth since it launched in...

Illegal Chinese Cigarettes Flooding Latin America Flow Through Panama

China Tobacco’s factory in Panama was shut down by authorities after its cigarettes kept making their way onto the black market there. A network of companies sprang up in its place — and have been shipping huge numbers of cigarettes from Panama around the region. Key Findings Countries from Mexico to Ecuador are seeing spikes...

What is China Tobacco?

What is China Tobacco? How is China Tobacco linked to the Chinese government? How is China Tobacco structured? How does China Tobacco differ from other multinational tobacco companies? How profitable is CNTC? Where in the world are China Tobacco’s cigarettes sold? What treaties regulate China Tobacco? I hear a lot about “Big Tobacco”...

China’s State Tobacco Company is Massive at Home. Now it’s Ready to Take Over the World

It’s the biggest cigarette company you’ve never heard of. While the China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) produces nearly half the world’s cigarettes, almost all of them have been consumed at home. Until recently. In 2015, state-owned CNTC jumped on China’s “Belt and Road” initiative, a global strategy for developing Chinese infrastructure and trade that built on the...

China Tobacco Goes Global

You’ve heard of Marlboro, Camel, and Lucky Strike, but what about Silver Elephant, Red Pagoda Mountain, and Double Happiness? China National Tobacco Corporation is the world’s largest tobacco company, accounting for nearly half of global cigarette production. The secretive state-backed giant holds a virtual monopoly over China’s vast tobacco market, the world’s largest, selling more...

New WHO report shows how manufacturers attempt to avoid regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products

A new WHO report “Litigation relevant to regulation of novel and emerging nicotine and tobacco products: comparison across jurisdictions” offers governments examples of the legal arguments that industry has used in attempts to evade or minimize regulation, as well as how courts have addressed those arguments. In recent years, regulation of novel and emerging nicotine...

Nigeria: Young student-smokers

Editorial We commend Ogun State’s actions to check the trend; others should follow It is commendable that the Ogun State government, disturbed by the prevalence of smoking among secondary school students in the state, has intensified its campaign against drug abuse and cigarette smoking. Commissioner for Health Dr Tomi Coker highlighted the state’s fight against smoking at...