Improving the TPD

Improving the TPD

| May 8, 2018

Japan Tobacco International’s vice president, reduced-risk products, has suggested a number of ways in which the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive might be improved in respect of vapor products.

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Shisha popular with young

Shisha popular with young

| May 8, 2018

Young people in Zimbabwe are bypassing cigarettes and heading for shisha, sometimes unaware of the risks involved.

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FDA submissions update

FDA submissions update

| May 8, 2018

An updated electronic document submission system is said to have taken into account industry feedback to the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.

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Diplomatic boost

Diplomatic boost

| May 7, 2018

Cigar manufacturers in the Dominican Republic are anticipating greater sales in the wake of their country’s diplomatic recognition of China.

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Digital tax stamps

Digital tax stamps

| May 7, 2018

The United Arab Emirates will introduce a new electronic tracking system for ensuring compliance on tobacco products.

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Dutch retreat

Dutch retreat

| May 7, 2018

The Netherlands is withdrawing from an international advisory committee, citing “massive influence” of the tobacco industry.

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Marlboro in Iran

Marlboro in Iran

| May 7, 2018

Philip Morris International has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iranian Tobacco Co. for the import and the joint production of Marlboro cigarettes.

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Time to take the initiative

Time to take the initiative

| May 4, 2018

Those with a stake in the health of the US have an ethical duty to speak out loudly and often about the different levels of risk posed by combustible and non-combustible products.

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Modest price increase

Modest price increase

| May 4, 2018

At least one observer believes that a modest price increase in the average price being paid to Zimbabwe growers for their flue-cured tobacco is down to concerns that the crop might be relatively small.

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Auctions to boost exports

Auctions to boost exports

| May 4, 2018

From the point of view of Vietnam, it makes perfect sense to auction the high-quality, illicit cigarettes that it intercepts – and to make sure they end up in a country far away.

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One appointment today

One appointment today

| May 4, 2018

To help it move forward with its recently-announced ‘One Tomorrow’ initiative, Alliance One International has taken on an executive vice president, global speciality products.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| May 4, 2018

CORESTA reports, methods and information on projects that the scientific organization has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Corrective statements online

Corrective statements online

| May 3, 2018

Applying the epithet ‘so-called’ to a low-tar cigarette seems to confuse rather than correct in a so-called ‘corrective statement’ that US tobacco manufacturers are having to make.

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Illegal trade rising

Illegal trade rising

| May 3, 2018

If governments believe they can force people to quit smoking completely by increasing the prices of cigarettes, they must believe also that tobacco addiction is not strong.

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Illegal trade alarming

Illegal trade alarming

| May 3, 2018

One of the consequences of tax ‘manipulation by certain players’ is that South Africa’s licit, tax-compliant tobacco sector is losing market share to the illicit sector ‘at an alarming rate’.

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Youngsters smoking less

Youngsters smoking less

| May 3, 2018

Anti-tobacco activists in Ireland believe that the Tobacco Free Ireland strategy can succeed – at least in respect of youngsters.

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PMI to webcast meeting

PMI to webcast meeting

| May 3, 2018

Louis C. Camilleri, chairman of Philip Morris International’s Board of Directors, will address shareholders and answer questions at the company’s annual meeting.

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Focus on NGPs

Focus on NGPs

| May 2, 2018

Next-generation products will feature prominently during InterTabac in Dortmund, Germany, this fall.

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Industry meddled in UNICEF

Industry meddled in UNICEF

| May 2, 2018

Whatever its intentions, the tobacco industry should realize that there is a big, flashing warning over anything even remotely connected with children.

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Youngsters targeted

Youngsters targeted

| May 2, 2018

Whatever its intentions, the nicotine industry should realize that there is a big, red, flashing warning over anything even remotely connected with children.

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