Don’t be too surprised if you get a visit from General Cigar’s president, Regis Broersma.
Australia should not be surprised that criminals take advantage of the business opportunities presented to them by policies aimed at increasing cigarette excise taxes unremittingly.
Sri Lanka has had to revise down its 2016 cigarette tax revenue estimate because taxes seem to have pushed the prices of these products beyond the reach of many smokers.
A Modified Risk Tobacco Product application has been submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration on behalf of an electronically heated tobacco product – presumably iQOS.
Asked whether Philip Morris would be introducing iQOS to the Philippines, a company spokesman said not immediately, but that it would be growing its portfolio of conventional cigarettes.
As Ella Fitzgerald sang: tain’t what you do; it’s the way that you do it – and in respect of getting an effective hit of nicotine from a vapor device: it’s what you do it with.