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Cigarettes in Belgium

In the context of declining domestic consumption, with smoking prevalence increasing but Belgian smokers smoking less, the excise duty rise that took effect in 2013 resulted in a significant price increase. This had two major effects. Firstly, the ...

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Cigars in Belgium

Belgium has a long tradition of cigar smoking, in particular standard cigars and cigarillos, and is one of the biggest cigarillo consumers in Europe. The country used to be an important cigar producer. The cigar category in Belgium is dominated by ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Belgium

Smoking tobacco had a mixed performance in Belgium in 2013, with accelerating volume growth for RYO tobacco contrasting with the shrinking sales of pipe tobacco. Pipe smoking is popular among older consumers in Belgium, while RYO tobacco used to be ...

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Tobacco in Belgium

The excise duty rise in 2013 on cigarettes had a very significant impact on the tobacco industry in Belgium. With domestic consumption of cigarettes declining, the most important growth driver in 2012 was cross-border trade. As cigarette prices in ...

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Cigars in Iran

The smoking of cigars is not common in Iran and volume sales in the category remained very low during 2013. Cigars can be found for sale in tobacco specialists and kiosks. Cigars are sold mainly in single unit packaging, although some tobacco ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Iran

The traditional Iranian water pipe known as the ghalioun has for a long time enjoyed high levels of popularity throughout the country. The use of the ghalioun dates back centuries to the time of the Safavid dynasty and the Ghajar Empire. Initially, ...

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Cigarettes in Iran

After the sudden jump recorded in the average unit price of cigarettes during 2012, the average unit price of the category decline substantially during 2013 as the unit prices charged for the majority of cigarette brands either remained unchanged or ...

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Tobacco in Iran

The number of smokers in Iran continued to grow during 2013 despite widespread advertising in the mass media highlighting the negative health effects of smoking. Young Iranians face a complete ban on alcoholic drinks and many find smoking attractive ...

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Cigars in the Czech Republic

There is a long tradition of smoking cigars in the Czech Republic. The first cigars appeared in Bohemia in the 18th century and became popular very quickly. During the communist era, cigars from Cuba were mainly available in the country. Since that ...

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Tobacco in the Czech Republic

The trend of the declining consumption of cigarettes, which started in the country in 2008, continued in 2013 and is expected to persist towards 2018. The volume sales drop within cigarettes is mainly attributable to the reduction of smoking among ...

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Smoking Tobacco in the Czech Republic

Smoking tobacco in the Czech Republic was dominated by RYO tobacco which accounted for 96% of overall volume sales, while pipe tobacco remained a relatively small product area with a 4% share in 2013. Traditional smoking tobacco habits and the ...

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Cigarettes in the Czech Republic

Factors that shaped the cigarettes category in the Czech Republic in 2012 continued to be of influence in 2013. Firstly, consumption of cigarettes continued to decline in the country, while further price increases of cigarettes drove value sales ...

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Cigars in Slovakia

Cigar smoking has never had a strong tradition in Slovakia. Smokers prefer standard cigarettes because of their availability, wider range and lower prices. Cigars are preferred by nice consumers who consider cigar smoking as a social matter and like ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Slovakia

RYO tobacco has been recording higher popularity since 2007 which resulted in the highest growth seen during Slovakia’s economic crisis years. RYO is becoming a choice of many smokers as unit prices are lower compared with that of cigarettes and ...

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Cigarettes in Slovakia

In 2013 what resonated the most for the cigarettes industry was new EU legislation which entered into the force or will in the near future. In Slovakia the law protecting non-smokers entered into the force in July 2013. Since 1 July smoking in ...

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Tobacco in Slovakia

Newly amended legislation on tobacco products passed through the EU parliament will come into force in Slovakia in 2016. It will require 60% of the packaging on cigarettes, RYO tobacco and other tobacco products to be covered with daunting ...

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Tobacco in Costa Rica

Sources used during research include the following:

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Cigarettes in Costa Rica

The approval of tobacco control legislation during the second half of 2012 significantly impacted cigarettes in 2013, with new taxes and a smoking ban changing smokers’ consumption habits in Costa Rica. Besides the sudden increase in the unit price ...

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Cigars in Costa Rica

Due to the lack of a cigar tradition in the country, exclusive Cuban high-end products and locally manufactured alternatives (which are offered at significantly lower prices) are mainly targeted at the large number of tourists who visit the country ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Poland

The tradition of pipe smoking has been present in Poland for several decades. Pipe smokers organise competitions, events and pipe clubs for pipe fans. There are about 200,000 people who smoke pipes as a hobby in Poland. Moreover, in past years there ...

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Cigarettes in Poland

The increase in retail prices is the most important factor affecting the cigarette market in Poland. In 2014, the Polish Ministry of Finance introduced a specific tax increase from PLN188 per 1,000 sticks in 2013 to PLN206.76 in 2014. Ad valorem tax ...

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Cigars in Poland

Cigars became more available in the 1990s, although they were still not popular in Poland. Polish consumers were not familiar with the philosophy of smoking cigars and they were buying the cheapest products. Over the years this awareness grew and ...

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Tobacco in Poland

Further increases in excise duty have caused a significant rise in the price of tobacco products. Cigarette volume sales were the most influenced by price growth in 2013 as this category is seeing the most considerable price rises. Consequently, an ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in the US

Smokeless tobacco has been present in the US since the earliest days of the country’s founding. Native Americans and early settlers cultivated and traded chewing tobacco, which remained the most prevalent type of tobacco in the US until the early ...

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Smoking Tobacco in the US

Pipe smoking has a long history in the US, with the habit being more common among the elderly. The practice was more popular during the early-to-mid 20th century before cigarette smoking became widespread and volume sales of pipe tobacco continued to...

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Cigarettes in the US

Flavour capsule cigarettes were first introduced in the US during August 2008 by RJ Reynolds with the launch of Camel Crush. Camel Crush is a brand of cigarettes with capsules installed in the filter which, when crushed, release menthol flavour. ...

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Cigars in the US

Cigars is a category with a long history in the US and the stereotypical public image of the cigar tends to be one of premium handmade products smoked by powerful, wealthy and usually older men, often from the Dominican Republic or Cuba, although it ...

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Tobacco in the US

Over the course of the past decade, tobacco usage in the US has declined substantially. Anti-smoking campaigns and increased regulation aimed at restricting the legal smoking environment have turned public opinion against tobacco usage and ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Traditionally, Herzegovina is the region where the largest concentration of RYO tobacco smokers in the country is found. Tobacco is grown in this region, and most RYO tobacco consumed there is from people’s own production or bought directly from ...

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Cigarettes in Bosnia-Herzegovina

During 2013 cigarettes in Bosnia-Herzegovina recorded the strongest volume sales decline in the review period – 16%. The continued tax hike, the price increase, the unstable economic environment, the further penetration of RYO tobacco and illicit ...

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Cigars in Bosnia-Herzegovina

There is no widely popular tradition of cigar/cigarillo smoking in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cigars/cigarillos are considered status symbols. Regular cigar/cigarillo smokers are few, making the category unprofitable and unattractive for large distributors.

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Tobacco in Bosnia-Herzegovina

During the review period in Bosnia-Herzegovina, tobacco operated in an extremely hostile environment. The economy was adversely affected by the global economic downturn and public financing crisis, but this was the least of tobacco manufacturers’ ...

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Tobacco in Guatemala

Illicit trade remained a major problem in the Guatemalan tobacco market in 2013, most notably in the dominant category of cigarettes. Growth in illicit volume sales in this category was up on 2012, and stronger than growth in retail volume sales. ...

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Tobacco in Ecuador

There are two different cases to show how smoking habits of the younger population make a difference. The first is in cigarettes, where according to survey results from the National Council of Control of Psycotropic Substances minors have reduced ...

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Tobacco in Morocco

All tobacco categories continued to post positive growth in 2013 despite increased prices. The young population, peer pressure and innovative products from leading companies contributed to this growth. Pipe tobacco or shisha, which is an inherent ...

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Cigarettes in Guatemala

Cigarettes in Guatemala continued to develop positively in 2013, with growth in the total number of adult smokers in the country sustaining growth in retail volume sales. High tar, mid-to-low-priced brands such as Tabacalera’s Rubios Sabor Original ...

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Cigars in Guatemala

Cigars were first brought to Guatemala by European settlers during the country’s colonial period. They never gained widespread popularity among the native population, however, and the local cigar smoking culture remains underdeveloped. According to ...

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Cigarettes in Ecuador

According to CONSEP (the National Council of Control of Psychotropic Substances), which conducts constant surveys and investigations (with children and teenagers) to calculate the smoking prevalence amongst minors, the smoking prevalence of minors ...

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Cigars in Ecuador

Traditionally, cigars have been consumed mainly by middle-high and mainly high-income men who tend to be about 50 years old and above. Cigar consumption has been linked for many years to a luxurious habit created by the high price of the main brands ...

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Cigars in Morocco

Cigars used to be considered luxury tobacco products for affluent and older consumers who appreciate the finer things in life. The category’s consumer base also includes wealthy foreign expatriates as well as tourists and hotel guests. However, ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Morocco

Pipe smoking is ingrained in Moroccan culture. The majority of pipe smokers do so in so-called water pipe cafés as part of socialising with friends and acquaintances. Pipe smoking at home is not prevalent, which also explains more moderate sales ...

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Cigarettes in Morocco

Following a rise in the Interior Consumption Tax (TIC), operators responded by increasing the prices of standard cigarettes which registered significant sales. Prices rose by Dh0.50 to Dh3.00 for the cigarettes most in demand. However, manufacturers ...

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Tobacco in Canada

The overall smoking prevalence in Canada continued to gradually decrease, although rates of decline flatlined somewhat as hardcore smokers sustained their habit. Nonetheless, an ageing population and ongoing health campaigns to draw attention to ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Canada

Smokeless tobacco fell by 3% in retail volume sales in 2013 reaching 266 tonnes. Different types of smokeless tobacco all suffered from loss more or less. In Canada, smokeless tobacco is niche offering limited products and an increasingly limited ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Canada

Overall in Canada, consumers are losing interest in smoking tobacco. Relevant products were difficult to find. The retail volume sales of smoking tobacco continued to decline in 2013 due to multiple factors – preference for more affordable and ...

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Cigarettes in Canada

The overall smoking prevalence in Canada continued to gradually decrease. However, smoking rates stagnated somewhat after years of strong decline. In 2013, the smoking prevalence decreased to 16%. In addition, according to the latest results from ...

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Cigars in Canada

Cigars declined by 2% in value and by 1% in volume sales in 2013, reaching 227 million sticks and C$666 million. Industry sources indicate that the ageing population and the preference for more affordable tobacco products, such as cigarettes, ...

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Cigarettes in Dominican Republic

A draconian fiscal austerity package implemented by the government since 1 January 2013 led to increases in absolutely all types of taxes collected by the government, including the elimination of valued added tax exemptions to many staple food items....

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Cigars in Dominican Republic

The tradition of cigar/cigarillos smoking in the Dominican Republic is a longstanding one. Since colonial times, tobacco is at the core of the Dominican economy. One reflection of that is that one of the only five tobacco factories in the whole ...

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Tobacco in Dominican Republic

On 1 January 2013, the Dominican government implemented the most draconian fiscal austerity package in recent history, which triggered the worst economic slowdown in a decade. A wide range of public spending cuts was implemented. All types of taxes, ...

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