Tag: united states

Smoking record worn out

Smoking record worn out

| March 1, 2018

There could be a lot of reasons why public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining in the US. One reason could be that official risk messages are sometimes clearly untrue.

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More support needed

More support needed

| February 22, 2018

While applauding the American Cancer Society’s endorsement of e-cigarettes, the Consumer Choice Center is calling on other organizations to embrace tobacco harm reduction.

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More support for e-cigs

More support for e-cigs

| February 21, 2018

In a position statement that will no doubt be seen as all things to all men, the American Cancer Society does state that, in extremis, smokers should try e-cigarettes as a quit aid.

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FDA seeking feedback

FDA seeking feedback

| February 19, 2018

Feedback is being sought for the US Food and Drug Administration’s Nicotine Steering Committee as it tries to help develop and implement nicotine policy and regulation.

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‘Now is the time to act’

‘Now is the time to act’

| February 16, 2018

The National Tobacco Reform Initiative has said that smokers have been ‘horribly misled’ into believing that vaping is as harmful or more harmful than is smoking.

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PMI to make presentation

PMI to make presentation

| February 15, 2018

Three top executives from Philip Morris International are due to take part in a consumer analyst group conference later this month.

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Seeking new alliances

Seeking new alliances

| February 9, 2018

Alliance One International, which yesterday announced a rise in volume sales, is seeking to expand into new, added-value business lines that offer improved margins and good growth potential.

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Presentation to be webcast

Presentation to be webcast

| February 8, 2018

Altria’s CEO Marty Barrington is due to make a presentation at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference later this month.

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Universal looking forward

Universal looking forward

| February 7, 2018

Green-leaf purchases have begun in Brazil, and Universal Corporation believes already that its fiscal year 2019 volumes will rise, given a recovery in African volumes and overall market stability.

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PMI to webcast results

PMI to webcast results

| February 5, 2018

Philip Morris International’s CEO André Calantzopoulos will discuss the company’s outlook for 2018 during a results webcast on February 8.

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Volume down sharply

Volume down sharply

| February 2, 2018

At Altria last year: cigarettes shipments were down by 5.1 percent and shipments of smokeless tobacco were down by 1.4 percent, but shipments of cigars were increased by 9.9 percent.

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Pod-device is guaranteed

Pod-device is guaranteed

| February 2, 2018

A new pod-based, e-vapor device has been launched on to the US market supported by a lifetime device-warranty.

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E-cig rules challenged

E-cig rules challenged

| January 31, 2018

It seems odd that an organization has to go to court to challenge rules that threaten the survival of a product that substitutes for a far riskier one, which is not under threat.

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PMI: review continuing

PMI: review continuing

| January 30, 2018

A recent review of a number of modified risk tobacco product applications has been variously interpreted: as the right outcome, a disaster, an irrelevance, and just part of a process.

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‘Cruel’ animal tests stopped

‘Cruel’ animal tests stopped

| January 29, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration has put a stop to its ‘cruel and unnecessary’ nicotine addiction experiments on squirrel monkeys.

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Grants-offer spurned

Grants-offer spurned

| January 26, 2018

It was always going to be the case that some researchers would refuse to apply for grants from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, however well-intentioned its aims.

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Universal to webcast results

Universal to webcast results

| January 24, 2018

Candace C. Formacek, Universal Corporation’s vice president and treasurer, will host a third-quarter-results conference- call on February 6.

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Retail limits proposed

Retail limits proposed

| January 22, 2018

Hawaii is proposing that shops selling tobacco and alternative products not be allowed open within 750 feet of schools, public parks and public housing complexes.

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New e-cig report imminent

New e-cig report imminent

| January 19, 2018

Members of a committee of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are due on Tuesday to present the results of their study of the health effects of e-cigarette use.

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Altria to webcast results

Altria to webcast results

| January 19, 2018

The Altria Group’s full-year results, which are due to be issued on February 1, will be the subject of a webcast discussion on the same day.

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