Category: Technology

Huge investment in HEETS

Huge investment in HEETS

| June 27, 2017

The commitment of the tobacco industry to harm reduction seems no longer to be in doubt. Philip Morris International has just announced another huge investment in heated-tobacco products.

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Glo ready to go in Korea

Glo ready to go in Korea

| June 20, 2017

In South Korea, an August launch has been set for British American Tobacco’s glo tobacco-heating device.

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A burning question

A burning question

| June 15, 2017

At the Global Forum on Nicotine, now being held in Poland, British American Tobacco is due to describe how to tell whether tobacco in a heated-tobacco product is being heated or burnt.

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BAT glowing in Japan

BAT glowing in Japan

| June 14, 2017

British American Tobacco says it is on track to make further rollouts of its glo heated-tobacco product in Japan and elsewhere.

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PMI investing in Russia

PMI investing in Russia

| June 14, 2017

A US42 million investment in Russia is aimed at increasing Philip Morris International’s capacity for manufacturing tobacco sticks for heated-tobacco products.

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Kaymich software extended

Kaymich software extended

| June 14, 2017

Newly-developed software from Kaymich allows users ‘to record production settings for later analysis and better understanding of each production batch’.

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Registration open

Registration open

| June 13, 2017

Reacting to what is now a ‘technology-centric world’, the TFWA is due to stage a ‘Digital Village’ alongside its main event in Cannes in October.

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Hybrid device less risky

Hybrid device less risky

| June 5, 2017

The vapor from heated tobacco products, including that from British American Tobacco’s hybrid, iFuse, appears to offer a far-less risky experience than does the smoke from traditional cigarettes.

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Nanoparticles lower toxicity

Nanoparticles lower toxicity

| May 30, 2017

Researchers in Germany have discovered that copper hydroxide nanoparticles provide protection against toxic oxygen radicals in cigarette smoke.

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JT playing catch up

JT playing catch up

| May 30, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume is expected to fall by nearly10 percent this year as consumers flock to heated-tobacco technology.

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Vapor trial

Vapor trial

| May 29, 2017

Analysis of the vapor from British American Tobacco’s heated tobacco product, iFuse, has underlined the importance of product development in the quest for harm reduction.

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FDA starts iQOS review

FDA starts iQOS review

| May 26, 2017

Philip Morris International says the US Food and Drug Administration has established a one-year, non-binding timetable for reviewing Modified Risk Tobacco Product applications.

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New line for Xcaliber

New line for Xcaliber

| May 25, 2017

At a time when US cigarette consumption is trending downwards, one US producer has found it necessary to invest in manufacturing machinery to lift its capacity by 30 percent.

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IQOS safety questioned

IQOS safety questioned

| May 25, 2017

The idea that the consumption of heat-not-burn products is considerably less risky than is the consumption of traditional tobacco cigarettes has been questioned by researchers in Switzerland.

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New product trialled

New product trialled

| May 23, 2017

News of Philip Morris International’s test-marketing of new generation e-vapor technology is carried in the company’s latest issue of its Scientific Update for Smoke-Free Products.

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UK urged to go own way

UK urged to go own way

| May 22, 2017

The UK’s future, post-Brexit government is being urged to set about changing some aspects of the vaping-product regulations introduced on Saturday as part of a new EU directive.

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New rules needed

New rules needed

| May 22, 2017

Philip Morris New Zealand believes that action taken against its heat not burn product by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that existing regulations do not fit well with new technology.

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GFN program complete

GFN program complete

| May 8, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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Age-verification app

Age-verification app

| May 4, 2017

A number of interested parties in Denmark have come together to develop an age-verification app. Now, shop assistants need to be convinced that they should ask to see those apps.

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Rolling with the punches

Rolling with the punches

| May 1, 2017

Machinery makers are meeting the challenges of an industry in transition.

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