Mar 23, 2016

France orders plain packaging for cigarettes; Japan Tobacco to appeal

France published a decree on Tuesday that requires cigarette manufacturers to introduce plain packaging by the end of the year. Japan Tobacco International immediately said it would challenge the measure. The publication of the decree was the culmination of government efforts launched in 2014 ...

Feb 17, 2015

Japan Tobacco acquires rights to U.S. firm Ploom Brand

Japan Tobacco Inc. said Tuesday its international division, Japan Tobacco International, has acquired patents and trademarks related to the tobacco vaporization device business from U.S. company Ploom Inc. The value of the deal was not disclosed. Ploom will buy back the 27 percent equity ...

JT seeks smokeless product tie-ups

Oct 7, 2013

JT seeks smokeless product tie-ups


Japan Tobacco Inc. plans to expand its range of smokeless tobacco products and is looking at tie-ups or acquisitions as consumers demand alternatives and regulations tighten worldwide. “There are many ways to enjoy tobacco, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be cigarettes,” Akira Saeki, ...

Jul 24, 2013

U.S. regulator cites menthol cigarette risks

The Food and Drug Administration said for the first time Tuesday that menthol-flavored cigarettes appear to pose a greater risk to public health than standard smokes, largely reaffirming the findings of an agency advisory committee two years ago and potentially laying the groundwork for ...