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JPS competition supports brand upgrades

16 Jan 2018

Imperial is offering retailers the chance to make their dreams come true with a new competition.

e-cig smoker

Long-term e-cig trial shows no negative health impact

18 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Regular use of e-cigarettes (e-cigs) does not have any negative health impact on smokers, a new 24-month clinical trial has revealed.

IQOS heat not burn system

Heat Not Burn tobacco is 'less harmful' than cigarettes

13 Dec 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

Heat Not Burn (HNB) tobacco products pose less of a health risk to smokers than conventional cigarettes, an advisory panel to the government has confirmed

Cigarette production

ACS raises concerns over tobacco 'track and trace' plans

19 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Association of Convenience Stores has raised concerns about the impact on retailers of proposals to track the progress of legitimate tobacco products through the supply chain.

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Government tobacco strategy commits to high tax rates

18 Jul 2017 | By David Rees

The government has unveiled its latest Tobacco Strategy document, which promises to maintain high levels of taxation on tobacco products and a review of penalties available against retailers who sell to the underaged.

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Philip Morris to exchange tobacco stock at roadshows

01 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Convenience stores stuck with Philip Morris tobacco packs they can no longer legally sell will be able to swap them for compliant products at cash and carries across the UK


Up to 20% of c-store tobacco stock still branded

22 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Up to 20% of tobacco packs sold in convenience stores were still branded just days before the sell-through period for branded products expired on Saturday (20 May), new research reveals.

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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

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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.

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