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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...

Kenya: BAT rejects Health ministry’s guide on nicotine pouches

British American Tobacco (BAT) has lamented plans by Kenya’s Health ministry to classify its nicotine pouches as tobacco products regulated under the tobacco control law. The Health ministry in early February ruled the sale and distribution of BAT nicotine pouches, trading under Lyft brand, be done under the Tobacco Control Act —a move that would...

BAT Interested in Entering Cannabis Business

Global tobacco company launched its first CBD vapor product in the U.K. LONDON —British American Tobacco (BAT) plc is looking to get in the cannabis business—and has already started a pilot cannabidiol (CBD) vaping product in the U.K. The company’s chief marketing officer, Kingsley Wheaton, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” in February that CBD is one...

BAT’s PR agency tried to bribe Bureau’s Kenyan reporter

An employee of a Kenyan PR agency working for British American Tobacco (BAT) offered a bribe to a journalist to leak details of the Bureau’s investigation into how the company has targeted young non-smokers. BAT has parted company with the agency, Engage BCW, with immediate effect and is investigating the incident. Engage, which is affiliated...

BAT Korea Focuses on Promoting Its Heated Tobacco Product on Its 30th Anniversary

Speaking at a press event held in central Seoul for the firm’s 30th anniversary, BAT Korea’s country manager Kim Eun-ji, focused on promoting their heated tobacco product: Glo. The slogan of the BAT Group, ‘A better tomorrow,’ represents [the company’s ambition] to create a better future by reducing the harm our business imposes [on people’s...

British American Tobacco wins approval to test Covid vaccine on humans

British American Tobacco has moved a step closer to producing a vaccine for coronavirus using tobacco plants, as it won approval in the US to begin testing on humans. The company behind cigarette brands including Lucky Strike, Rothmans and Benson & Hedges said the US Food & Drug Administration had given it clearance to begin...

British American Tobacco Launches VapeExplained.com To Educate Public On Vaping

British American Tobacco (BAT), the tobacco giant that owns vape brands like Vuse and Vype, told Vaping Post in an email that the company has launched a brand new website to educate consumers on vaping and to address the increase in demand for smoke-free tobacco products like vapes. The website is called VapeExplained.com. “BAT is committed...

Court strikes out BATN’s suit against FCCPC

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Monday, struck out a suit filed by the British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN), against the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC). DAILY POST reports that BATN had asked the court to prevent FCCPC from investigating it for anti-consumer protection, public health and anti-competition violations that the...

British American Tobacco says Covid will cost it less than previously thought thanks to overturning of South African cigarette sales ban

BAT's brands include Dunhill, Lucky Strike and vaping brands Vuse and Vype  Global industry cigarette and THP volumes are forecast to drop by 5% this year  The coronavirus has brought further worries over the harms of smoking tobacco British American Tobacco has lowered its predicted blow from the Covid-19 pandemic despite taking a significant hit...