Category: Editorial Archives

Taking charge

Taking charge

| January 1, 2020

To prevent a regulatory overreaction, the vapor industry needs to self-regulate its use and marketing of flavors.

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Correcting the narrative

Correcting the narrative

| January 1, 2020

The nuances in the vaping debate have been drowned by the media hype.

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Merchants of doubt

Merchants of doubt

| January 1, 2020

In the vaping debate, falsehood flies and the truth comes limping after it

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Rethinking filters

Rethinking filters

| September 1, 2019

Cigarette filter manufacturers are increasingly focusing on sustainability and new nicotine products.

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Leader of the pack

Leader of the pack

| September 1, 2019

An astonishing share of cigarette packages are printed and converted on the machines of a single supplier.

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A rhetorical gambit

A rhetorical gambit

| September 1, 2019

The absence of long-term studies does not justify stifling potentially less harmful nicotine products.  

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Filling the void

Filling the void

| September 1, 2019

Producing some 95 percent of the world’s vapor devices, China has at last started regulating its domestic market.

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Celebrating choice

Celebrating choice

| August 1, 2019

Forest marks its 40th anniversary.

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One-stop shop

One-stop shop

| August 1, 2019

Gilles Michel discusses Mayr-Melnhof Packaging’s plans for the recently acquired Tann Group.

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Curiosity drives discovery

Curiosity drives discovery

| August 1, 2019

Boris Wintermans reflects on the success of Royal Agio Cigars.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| July 1, 2019

This year’s Global Forum on Nicotine focused on how to take tobacco harm reduction mainstream.

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Food for thought

Food for thought

| July 1, 2019

Does industry funding taint the work of think tanks?

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The human factor

The human factor

| July 1, 2019

 Why live events continue to matter even in an increasingly digital world. TR Staff Report Despite the rapid evolution and accepted benefits of virtual trade fairs (VTFs), reports of the traditional “live” events’ death have been greatly exaggerated. As preparations continue for TABEXPO 2019, which will be held in Amsterdam this November, we looked at […]

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Two cheers only

Two cheers only

| June 1, 2019

Despite the approval of IQOS, the FDA’s premarket application process is still flawed.

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Hold your fire

Hold your fire

| June 1, 2019

In debating the relative risks of nicotine products, one consideration trumps all others.

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A blank slate

A blank slate

| June 1, 2019

With no history of traditional tobacco control, Malawi may be open to harm reduction.

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Rewarding change

Rewarding change

| June 1, 2019

PMI’s venture into the life insurance business presents customers with new options and raises some interesting questions.

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Kicking butts

Kicking butts

| May 1, 2019

The Plastics Directive requires manufacturers to assume responsibility for their products.

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After the storm

After the storm

| May 1, 2019

Picking up the pieces after one of the worst weather disasters in southern Africa.

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After Gottlieb

After Gottlieb

| April 1, 2019

The FDA commissioner’s departure is unlikely to provide much relief to the tobacco and vapor industries.

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