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Altria has stake in iQOS application

Altria has stake in iQOS application

| December 7, 2016

Altria stands to gain hugely if Philip Morris International’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product application for iQOS proves successful in the US.

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Purilum to fill Vape Forward pods

Purilum to fill Vape Forward pods

| December 7, 2016

At its modern plant in North Carolina, Purilum is to fill the refill pods for Vape Forward’s CYNC compact electronic vaporizer, which uses sealed cartridges.

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Personalizing pack health warnings

Personalizing pack health warnings

| December 7, 2016

When huge cigarette-pack health warnings started to appear, entrepreneurs reacted by offering sleeves to cover them up. Now, it is possible to personalize them, so as to underline the message.

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New board member at PMI

New board member at PMI

| December 7, 2016

The latest director to join the Philip Morris International board, Massimo Ferragamo, is said to have ‘deep experience in the global luxury consumer products business’.

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‘Concerns’ over illegal-trade proceeds

‘Concerns’ over illegal-trade proceeds

| December 6, 2016

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.

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Diminishing returns in Sri Lanka

Diminishing returns in Sri Lanka

| December 6, 2016

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.

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PMI files modified risk application

PMI files modified risk application

| December 6, 2016

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.

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No iQOS launch in the Philippines

No iQOS launch in the Philippines

| December 6, 2016

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.

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Vapor delivers nicotine effectively

Vapor delivers nicotine effectively

| December 5, 2016

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.

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