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PMI issues research update

PMI issues research update

June 7, 2018

The latest scientific update from Philip Morris International (PMI) includes an assessment of each product in the company’s smoke-free portfolio.

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San Fran bans vapor flavors

San Fran bans vapor flavors

June 6, 2018

San Francisco voters voted yesterday in favor of Proposition E, a citywide ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products (68 percent/31 percent). The ban includes menthol cigarettes, candy-flavored tobacco products and flavored vaping liquids.

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E-cigs attracting excise tax

E-cigs attracting excise tax

June 6, 2018

Imposing excise tax on electronic cigarettes to curb tobacco consumption will work only if e-cigarettes are defined as – or deemed to be – tobacco products.

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Japan HNB market slowing, price cuts fuel competition

Japan HNB market slowing, price cuts fuel competition

June 6, 2018

Having harvested the low-hanging consumers, the suppliers of heat-not-burn products in Japan are having to cut prices to maintain consumer interest.

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Ban would impair FDA plan

Ban would impair FDA plan

June 5, 2018

Because California law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 21, San Francisco’s proposed ban on flavored e-liquids would impact only adults trying to quit smoking.

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Vapor, not taxes, helps quitters

Vapor, not taxes, helps quitters

June 4, 2018

A Summit on Harm Reduction held in the Philippines has been told of a stunningly successful support program for smokers wanting to quit by switching to vaping.

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San Fran vapor flavor vote looms

San Fran vapor flavor vote looms

June 4, 2018

If a proposed ban on flavored tobacco products is passed tomorrow; it will certainly have far-reaching negative consequences. They won’t be ‘unintended’ however.

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Flavors defended

Flavors defended

June 1, 2018

Especially if electronic cigarettes cannot legally be sold to youngsters; it is difficult to understand the point of banning the use of flavors in e-liquids

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HNB probe results due

HNB probe results due

June 1, 2018

The findings of an investigation by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety into heat-not-burn products are due to be announced shortly.

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Heated tobacco warning

Heated tobacco warning

May 29, 2018

An event under the intriguing title, ‘New Heated Tobacco Products: No Smoke, No fire?’, is due to be held at the European Parliament tomorrow.

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Communication at stake

Communication at stake

May 29, 2018

With experts offering radically different risk assessments of new generation products; consumers should be given all the information available so that they can decide.

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Vaping out of the shadows

Vaping out of the shadows

May 25, 2018

Canada is moving from an environment where the sale of nicotine e-liquid was technically illegal to one where it will be possible to advertise it.

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Imperial – a better offer

Imperial – a better offer

May 24, 2018

A new report sets out Imperial Brands’ position on next generation products; or as it describes such products – something better.

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E-cigs struggling in US

E-cigs struggling in US

May 23, 2018

In the US, electronic cigarettes are struggling to hold onto the people who try them. Only 3.2 percent of people admit to being daily or occasional users.

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Expanding cannabis

Expanding cannabis

May 22, 2018

An indirect subsidiary of Alliance One International is gearing up to satisfy expected increases in demand for medicinal and recreational cannabis in Canada.

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GFN registration open

GFN registration open

May 22, 2018

The organizers of the Global Forum on Nicotine are putting on the most ambitious event in its five-year history.

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Science losing to ideology

Science losing to ideology

May 21, 2018

Scientific issues are being subverted by ideology in the vital debate on using electronic cigarettes to replace combustible cigarettes.

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There can be only ‘one’

There can be only ‘one’

May 21, 2018

In devising regulations to govern heat-not-burn products, the Netherlands’ junior health minister seems to coming down on the side of a quit-or-die approach to smoking.

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