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Video: A guide to new tobacco legislation Video

30 Mar 2016

JTI explains forthcoming changes to tobacco legislation under the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2 and plain packaging.

First tobacco plain packs

Manufacturers reject claims plain packs will slash smoking rates

28 Apr 2017 | By Simon Banks

The Tobacco Manufacturers Association (TMA) has dismissed claims made by a recent study that plain tobacco packaging could lead to 300,000 less smokers in the UK by 2018.


Smokers struggle to identify imminent tobacco changes

14 Dec 2016 | By David Rees

Fewer than half of UK smokers can name a specific feature of tobacco regulations coming into force next year, despite 80% of them being generally aware of imminent changes to packs

Logic Pro Berry Mint 12mg

Fruit flavours added to Logic Pro capsule range

02 Dec 2016

Berry Mint and Strawberry flavours have been added to the Logic Pro capsule range, supplied by JTI.

IQOS heat not burn system

'Heat not burn' tobacco device arrives in the UK

30 Nov 2016 | By David Rees

Philip Morris has introduced heated tobacco systems to the UK with the opening of an IQOS store in London

plain packaging

JTI educates smokers on tobacco pack changes

21 Nov 2016 | By David Rees

JTI has launched an information campaign to educate existing adult smokers on the changes that new UK and EU regulations will have on tobacco packaging

Guide to tobacco legislation from P&H

P&H launches tobacco legislation guide for retailers

03 Nov 2016 | By David Rees

Palmer and Harvey (P&H) has published a guide for retailers to help comply with upcoming EUTPD2 tobacco legislation


E-cigarettes: Help flick the switch

07 Oct 2016

The number of UK vapers has almost doubled over the past two years as traditional tobacco smokers give the e-cigs category a try.

american spirit

JTI re-names Natural American Spirit tobacco

22 Sep 2016

JTI’s Natural American Spirit tobacco will be re-launched in legally compliant packs with the name ‘American Spirit’.

Marlboro new seal design

Marlboro launches fresh packaging innovation

04 Aug 2016

Philip Morris Limited (PML) has launched a unique product feature for Marlboro, designed to give the premium cigarette brand more of an edge in the plain packaging environment.

JPS new design

Imperial launches limited edition look for JPS

15 Jul 2016

Imperial Tobacco’s JPS cigarette brand is currently available in limited edition packs.

price marked cigarettes

Stocks of price-marked tobacco packs start to run dry

15 Jun 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

Convenience retailers are already finding out-of-stocks and variations in supply

New E-Lites advert

New e-cig nicotine rules "unlikely to slow sales"

16 May 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

New European Tobacco Products Directive (EUTPD) rules on electronic cigarette (e-cig) nicotine strength are unlikely to have much of a negative impact on sales, it is being claimed.

Tobacco gantry

Small store owners reject tobacco licensing scheme

11 May 2016 | By Robin Mannering

Nearly nine in 10 small store owners do not think a tobacco licensing scheme will reduce the size of the black market, according to a Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance (TRA) survey.

Tobacco gantry

Stores urged to maintain tobacco rrps as PMPs disappear

20 Apr 2016 Updated: 22 Apr 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

Retailers are being urged to stick to tobacco rrps once pricemarked packs (PMPs) start to disappear from 20 May. 


BAT reveals upgrades to Pall Mall range

14 Apr 2016

British American Tobacco is launching a series of upgrades to its Pall Mall single capsule range from May 2016.


Adult smokers unaware of new tobacco restrictions

24 Feb 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

Just under half of cigarette smokers (49%) and 60% of roll your own (RYO) tobacco smokers are totally unaware of the impending changes to tobacco pack sizes, formats and branding.


Stores seek ways to offset tobacco losses

23 Feb 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

With less than three months to go before new tobacco legislation is enforced across Europe, UK convenience retailers are starting to look for ways to offset the potential sales declines.

Manny Patel

JTI helps retailers navigate incoming tide of legislation

12 Feb 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

JTI is launching a new initiative to support retailers through the new EU Tobacco Products Directive (EUTPD).


New EU tobacco regulations will benefit e-cig market, says blu

11 Feb 2016 | By Nikki Cutler

E-cigarette brand blu has welcomed new regulations which it says will be good news for retailers. 


Menthol e-liquids to be banned in Germany

29 Jan 2016 | By Gaelle Walker

Germany is seeking to ban menthol e-liquids along with a variety of other flavours when it enforces the European Tobacco Products Directive (EUTPD) this May.

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