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The Global Trends in Nicotine reports establish the groundwork for the Foundation’s efforts in the area of industry transformation. Specifically, the series of reports identify the major players in nicotine delivery, outline their product organization and geographic focus, and quantify their relative output. Building on this work, the Tobacco Transformation Index ™ evaluates 15 of the largest nicotine delivery companies in the world over time.
The most recent report updates the record with data from 2020, finding that cigarettes remain the primary nicotine delivery mechanism. Production is dominated by the large global tobacco companies and, in some cases, the regional and/or state-owned tobacco companies. Nevertheless, the underlying dynamics are in flux due to technological innovation, notably in heated tobacco and vaping products.
Highlights from the 2021 report include:
For more details, read the reports.