Category: Technology

Butts into compost

Butts into compost

| March 28, 2018

There is not much detail in a story from South Korea about a process under trial that promises to turn cigarette butts into compost, but, if it proves viable, it could be a game-changer.

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Turning the HEETS up

Turning the HEETS up

| March 22, 2018

In fully converting a factory from cigarette to HEETS production, Philip Morris International has nailed its colors to the mast.

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Road to recycling

Road to recycling

| March 19, 2018

Researching what can be done with the huge quantity of cigarette butts discarded each year is a road well-traveled.

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New IQOS store in London

New IQOS store in London

| February 21, 2018

The tobacco debate is being re-heated in London, UK, today with the opening by Philip Morris Limited of a fourth IQOS store in the city.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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Vaping forum announced

Vaping forum announced

| December 15, 2017

In no small part because of government policies, the UK vaping industry has had a good 2017, and it is hoping to build on that momentum with a forum next year.

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FDA calls iQOS meeting

FDA calls iQOS meeting

| November 9, 2017

Deadlines have been set for presentations to the US Food and Drug Administration’s committee meeting that will discuss Philip Morris’ modified risk tobacco product applications.

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Altria to hold Investor Day

Altria to hold Investor Day

| October 20, 2017

Altria’s Investor Day on November 2 is due to include a morning of presentations followed by a manufacturing-center tour.

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IQOS pops up in London

IQOS pops up in London

| September 29, 2017

With the launch of a third IQOS store in London, Philip Morris is trying to deliver on its pledge to convert 100,000 UK smokers to heated tobacco technology.

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CORESTA deadlines near

CORESTA deadlines near

| September 20, 2017

The online registration deadlines for CORESTA’s 2017 Joint Study Group meetings are September 27 and October 8.

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Tracking the rationale

Tracking the rationale

| August 15, 2017

Will a tobacco tracking and tracing system introduce ‘a mechanism of very little … public health and budgetary benefit which runs counter to all business rationale’?

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Coesia acquires Molins

Coesia acquires Molins

| August 4, 2017

With its acquisition by Coesia, Molins has joined a stable of companies that includes G.D and Sasib.

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PLOOM in Switzerland

PLOOM in Switzerland

| July 25, 2017

As capacity issues are overcome, more and more consumers are going to find themselves with a range of heat-not-burn products from which to choose.

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HEETS capacity building

HEETS capacity building

| July 25, 2017

If, as seems logical, the expansion of the capacity of HEETS production is reflecting increasing demand for these products, then demand must be strong.

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Is EU policy off track?

Is EU policy off track?

| July 10, 2017

Is tobacco-product tracking and tracing one of those issues where the answers outnumber the questions?

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Tobacco under the radar

Tobacco under the radar

| July 10, 2017

One of the ways in which tracking and tracing systems could be circumnavigated is through the trade in bulk tobacco, which is already increasing in the EU.

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CORESTA registration open

CORESTA registration open

| July 10, 2017

The ‘early registration’ deadlines for CORESTA’s 2017 Joint Study Group meetings are July 31 and August 1.

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Looking sharp

Looking sharp

| July 1, 2017

HTMS revamps a venerable tobacco cutter to meet modern-day requirements.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| June 29, 2017

Some of the major tobacco manufacturers are not only investing hugely in less-risky products, they are putting much effort into spreading the word about these products.

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Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

| June 29, 2017

Ploom Tech is re-entering the battle for the hearts of Japanese smokers looking to switch from cigarettes to lower-risk, vapor products.

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