Tobacco Reporter’s October 2014 issue focuses on the role of science, which should be the basis of any policimaking relating to tobacco or vapor products—or any other product for that matter. We also evaluate the state of the spare parts market and examine the plight of U.S. leaf growers, 10 years after the tobacco buyout. Using arguments frequently put forward by anti-tobacco activists, our writer George Gay comes to the conclusion that cigarette filters should be banned.
SOURCE OF WISDOM
Whether you are trying to reverse deforestation or determine the merits of electronic nicotine-delivery systems, any decisionmaking should be based on sound science.
A new tobacco consumption device aims to do away with secondhand smoke.
COMING TO A CLOSE
After a decade of supporting rural tobacco farmers, the U.S.’s tobacco buyout program has cut its final check.
Beyond the golden leaf
Preparing for the future, Universal Corp. is upgrading and diversifying its business
THE REAL STUFF
Representatives of leading original equipment manufacturers reflect on the spares business.
According to the health establishment’s logic, cigarette filters should be banned.
SCIENTIST PAR EXCELLENCE
A tribute to tobacco expert Frederick Adolph Wolf
IN FULL PLOOM
Ploom’s innovative tobacco vaporizer has quickly gained a loyal following.
THE MAKER MOVEMENT
Who’s who among manufacturers of original cigarette making equipment
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