Category: Next-generation products

E-cig message a struggle

E-cig message a struggle

| January 23, 2018

Even in a country where the authorities generally embrace harm reduction, it can be difficult to convince much of the population about the benefits of switching from smoking to vaping.

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E-cig, HNB excise opposed

E-cig, HNB excise opposed

| January 22, 2018

The EU Commission has done the right thing in opposing for now the imposition of excise tax on electronic cigarettes and HNB devices, both of which seem to offer health benefits.

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iQOS due for discussion

iQOS due for discussion

| January 18, 2018

Scientific aspects of Philip Morris Products’ modified risk tobacco product applications are due to be discussed at a meeting next week, which will be webcast by the Food and Drug Administration.

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HNB products less risky

HNB products less risky

| January 17, 2018

It is difficult not to agree with Action on Smoking and Health that the relative risks of traditional cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and electronic cigarettes should be investigated.

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Blunt instruments preferred

Blunt instruments preferred

| January 15, 2018

In its quest to get people to quit smoking, the New Zealand government seems to be reverting to its tax-increase stick after having flirted briefly with the idea of e-cigarette carrots.

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Juul in the crown

Juul in the crown

| January 12, 2018

The electronic cigarette, Juul, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in sales since it first entered the US’ mainstream retail marketplace in 2015

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Ploom sales expanding

Ploom sales expanding

| January 10, 2018

After having suffered manufacturing-capacity issues with its Ploom TECH device, Japan Tobacco has indicated that it is ready to start expanding sales of this heat-not-burn product.

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KT&G increases HNB price

KT&G increases HNB price

| January 10, 2018

Government-imposed taxes and sundry levies are pushing the prices of heat-not-burn products higher in South Korea.

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Graphic HNB warnings?

Graphic HNB warnings?

| January 5, 2018

It will be interesting to see what will be depicted if, as suggested, South Korea requires ‘stronger pictorial warnings’ on heat-not-burn products.

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Interesting times

Interesting times

| January 5, 2018

The biggest challenge facing Japan Tobacco Inc’s new CEO will involve getting to grips with the evolving, complex issues surrounding next-generation products.

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PM’s New Year resolution

PM’s New Year resolution

| January 3, 2018

Philip Morris’ New Year resolutions on quitting smoking comprise a much-needed and practical attempt to stimulate debate and offer helpful guidance.

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Thailand faces vapor issues

Thailand faces vapor issues

| December 27, 2017

If the makers of heat-not-burn devices want to promote their products while distinguishing them from combustible and electronic cigarettes, they need to come up with a better category name.

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Science exposed

Science exposed

| December 21, 2017

Given the huge opposition that has been mounted against electronic cigarettes, which contain no tobacco, heat-not burn devices seem to have been given a smooth ride. Until now perhaps.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

| December 19, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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HNB prices to rise in Korea

HNB prices to rise in Korea

| December 18, 2017

Recent levies imposed in South Korea on heat-not-burn products has caused Philip Morris to raise the retail price of HEETS.

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Thai e-cig ban challenged

Thai e-cig ban challenged

| December 15, 2017

If 15 countries ban electronic cigarettes while 160 don’t, and your country is one of the 15; it stands to reason that you might want your government to look again at the reasoning behind its policy.

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Government not the answer

Government not the answer

| December 15, 2017

In fact, the lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that the US doesn’t want to solve the smoking problem.

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Vaping forum announced

Vaping forum announced

| December 15, 2017

In no small part because of government policies, the UK vaping industry has had a good 2017, and it is hoping to build on that momentum with a forum next year.

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Range of products needed

Range of products needed

| December 13, 2017

A new report is likely to open up the debate around heat-not-burn products, and that can only be a healthy development.

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Taxes on taxes on taxes…

Taxes on taxes on taxes…

| December 11, 2017

It must say something for their past or future profits if the suppliers of heat-not-burn refills don’t raise retail prices following a 72 percent increase in the taxes imposed on these products.

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