Globally Reported Tobacco Industry Interference during COVID-19 Pandemic - December 2020

From TobaccoUnmaskedSouth.Asia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a continuation of our page on Globally Reported Tobacco Industry Interference during COVID-19 Pandemic and summarises the incidents reported during the month of December 2020. This page will be continuously updated as and when incidents related to the month of December are reported.

The Summary of Interference Reported as of 31st December 2020

Table 1 summarises the incidents reported since 13th March 2020, the date of initiation of Lock Down in Sri Lanka, the day we started monitoring Globally Reported Tobacco Industry Interference during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Table 1: Summary of reported TII during COVID-19 Pandemic

Tobacco Company Reported Countries Number of Incidents
British American Tobacco (BAT) South Africa, United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Brazil, Kenya, Bangladesh, Croatia, Mexico, Nigeria, Honduras, Russia, Malaysia, Zimbabwe 78
Philip Morris International (PMI) Brazil, Costa Rica, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Philippines, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, Russia 40
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) United Kingdom (UK), Bangladesh, Turkey, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Zambia 35
Altria group United Sates of America (USA) 36
Imperial Tobacco Russia 27
ITC Limited India India 12
Korea Tobacco Ginseng Corporation (KT&G) Indonesia, Turkey, Russia 6
Reynolds American United Sates of America (USA) 4
VMR Products United Sates of America (USA) 2
Godfrey Phillips India India 3
Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) Sri Lanka 3
DJarum Indonesia 2
PT HM Sampoerna Indonesia 1
Hongyunhonghe Tobacco (Group) - 2
7 HILLS Manikchand Products Private Limited India 2
Deccan Tobacco India 1
Vinataba Tobacco Company Vietnam 1
International Tobacco Company Nigeria 1
LT Group Philippines 1
China Tobacco China 2
Gamucci United Kingdom, United States of America (USA), Asia and Africa 1
Barco Trading Company Angola 1
Pan Africa Tobacco Group Angola 1
Company not specified or interference via Front Groups United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Australia, Lebanon, Senegal, Sri Lanka, France, Myanmar, India, Chile, South Africa, Kenya, Bhutan 38

Week 38: 30th November 2020- 6th December 2020

None reported as of January 2021.

Week 39: 7th - 13th December 2020

Week 40: 14th - 20th December 2020

  • British American Tobacco (BAT) published a report on the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on human rights on UN Human Rights Day. It highlighted the company’s activitiesrelated to the pandemic including developing a potential COVID-19 vaccine candidate, producing personal protective equipment and sanitisers and activities like financial donations and distribution of various items including the above.[4]
  • Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) praised the Western Cape High Court for indicating that the ban on tobacco products during lockdown as “unnecessary”. FITA is a front group of South African cigarette manufacturers observed to be highly active on matters related to the cigarette sales ban in South Africa during the lock-down.[5][6]
  • Media reported that United Sates Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the approval to Bio Processing of British American Tobacco (BAT) to initiate the phase I clinical trials on COVID-19 vaccine.[7]
Image 1: Media reporting the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval to start clinical trials for BAT’s vaccine[7]
  • This week, market research institutes issued 8 reports mentioning COVID-19 impact on the tobacco industry. The reports are summarised in the Table 2.

Table 2: Summary of published market research reports during week 40

Market research institute Title of the report Tobacco companies mentioned
Reports Monitor Global E-cigarette and Vaping Market Report 2020 Altria Group, British American Tobacco (BAT), Imperial Brands, International Vapor Group, Japan Tobacco International (JTI), NicQuid, Philip Morris International (PMI), R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, Shenzhen IVPS Technology Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen KangerTech Technology Co., Ltd. [8]
A2Z Market Research Global Dipping Tobacco Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) American, Manikchand Group, British American Tobacco (BAT), International, Dharampal Satyapal Group, Kayak Outdoors, Imperial Brands, Tobacco International(JTI), JMJ Group, American Snuff Co, Altria Group, Inc., Swedish Match and Pinkerton Tobacco.[9]
Credible Markets Global Pipe Tobacco Market Report 2020 By Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast To 2026 (Based On 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) Altria Group, Japan Tobacco International(JTI), Mac Baren, British American Tobacco (BAT), Universal Corporation, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Gallaher Group Plc, R.J. Reynolds, Reynolds American Tobacco Company and Imperial Brands.[10]
Report Ocean Covid-19 Outbreak-Global Tobacco And Hookah Industry Market Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities And Competitive Landscape In 2020 Reynolds Tobacco Company, Starbuzz Hookahs, Evolution Hookahs, Anahi Hookahs, Regal Hookahs, Imperial Brands, Japan Tobacco International(JTI), Tobacco, Mya Hookah, British American Tobacco (BAT) and Altria Group.[11]
Hing Chun Research Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor Market Size 2020, Share, Global Industry Analysis and Competitive Landscape (Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic) Philip Morris International (PMI), British American Tobacco (BAT), Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Imperial Brands, MCIG Inc,JUUL Labs, Altria Group, NJOY, Turning Point Brands.[12]
HTF Market Intelligence Global Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) Philip Morris International (PMI), British American Tobacco (BAT), Japan Tobacco International (JTI), https://www.imperialbrandsplc.com/index.html Imperial Brands], MCIG Inc, JUUL Labs, Altria Group, NJOY and Turning Point Brands. [13]
A2Z Market Research Global Tobacco Additives Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) Altria Group, Imperial Brands, VMR Products, Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Philip Morris International (PMI), Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation (KT&G), Reynolds Tobacco Company, Liggett Group, Inc., China Tobacco, American electronic cigarette company, British American Tobacco (BAT), Brown and Williamson. [14]
HTF Market Intelligence COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Out-of-home Food and Beverage Industry Market Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Competitive Landscape in 2020 Imperial Brands and Philip Morris International (PMI).[15]

Week 41: 21st - 27th December 2020

  • Media reported a statement from the biotechnology division of British American Tobacco (BAT) declaring they will explore the production and extraction of COVID-19 antibodies from tobacco plants with the approval of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).[16]
  • This week, one report was observed mentioning COVID-19 impact on the tobacco industry. The reports are summarised in the Table 3.

Table 3: Summary of published market research reports during week 41

Market research institute Title of the report Tobacco companies mentioned
HTF Market Intelligence Global Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) Philip Morris International (PMI), British American Tobacco (BAT), Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Imperial Brands, MCIG Inc, JUUL Labs, Altria Group, NJOY and Turning Point Brands. [17]

TobaccoUnmasked Resources

Notes

  1. Business Insider SA. Cigarette market in SA: Winston won share, but other big brands lost after ban, survey shows, 11 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  2. Reuters. British American Tobacco boosts revenue outlook for 2020, 9 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  3. Nehal. Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor: Market Integration of Latest Technologies into Existent Offerings with Key Players | Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco (BAT), Japan Tobacco Inc., Imperial Brands plc, December 2020, accessed January 2021
  4. The Financial. BAT launches tobacco industry-first Human Rights Report, December 2020, accessed January 2021
  5. Khulekani Magubane. hails court ruling on 'unnecessary' tobacco sales ban, 14 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  6. Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association. official website, undated, accessed January 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 GuiliaBottaro. British American Tobacco to start clinical trials on COVID-19 vaccine candidate, 17 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  8. Husain. Impact of Covid-19 On E-Cigarette and Vaping Market 2020 – Revenue Status & Forecast Report 2025 | Altria Group, Inc., British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Etc, 18 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  9. LionLowdown. Impact of COVID-19 on Dipping Tobacco Market 2021 | Size, Growth, Demand, Opportunities & Forecast To 2027 | Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), Manikchand Group, British American Tobacco PLC (BAT), Swisher International, Inc., 19 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  10. Credible markets. Pipe Tobacco Market Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2020-2026, 20 December 2020, January 2021
  11. Report Ocean. Report on Tobacco and Hookah Industry Market by global COVID-19 impact analysis, industry trends, business strategies, opportunities and forecast to 2025, 20 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  12. J Grey. Global Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor Market Research Report 2020 by COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Emergency Analysis, Industry Size, Future Growth Analysis by 2026, 22 January 2021, accessed January 2021
  13. HTF Market Intelligence. Global Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread), December 2020, accessed January 2021
  14. A2Z Market Research. Impact of COVID-19 on Tobacco Additives Market by 2026 | Altria, Imperial Brands, VMR Products, Japan Tobacco, Philip Morris International, 18 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  15. HTF Market Intelligence. OUT-OF-HOME FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKET IS BOOMING WORLDWIDE | MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL, GENERAL MILLS, MARS, PEPSICO, COCA COLA, NESTLE, 19 December 2020, accessed January 2021
  16. Luke Daniel. SA company gets R900 million to develop rapid Covid-19 test – using tobacco plants, 27 December 2020, accesses January 2021
  17. HTF Market Intelligence. Global Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Vapor Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread), December 2020, accessed January 2021