Tag: united kingdom

Britain quitting quitting

Britain quitting quitting

| July 17, 2018

GPs don’t need to prescribe quit-smoking drugs. They need to point smokers in the direction of vapor products, which are vastly-cheaper and vastly-less-risky than traditional cigarettes.

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Social smoking

Social smoking

| July 12, 2018

In the UK, tobacco cannot be sold to young people, it cannot be advertised and it must be hidden from view at retail, yet academics can chat to 10-year-olds about smoking.

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Getting the message across

Getting the message across

| July 10, 2018

Too many smokers, especially mature smokers, are not being made aware of the benefits that accrue to those who switch from smoking to vaping.

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Why ‘ex-smokers’ relapse

Why ‘ex-smokers’ relapse

| July 9, 2018

New research seems to have uncovered what any smoker knows, at least at a subconscious level – that smoking is enjoyable.

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Imperial Board change

Imperial Board change

| July 5, 2018

Imperial Brands yesterday announced changes to its Board of Directors.

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Supporting research

Supporting research

| July 2, 2018

The medicinal use of cannabis in the UK – or the lack of it – has been much in the news lately; so it is timely that Imperial Brands is supporting research in this field.

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What’s not to like?

What’s not to like?

| June 21, 2018

“Not only does it [vaping] substitute many of the physical, psychological, social and cultural elements of cigarette smoking, but it is pleasurable … convenient and cheaper than smoking.”

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UK in optimistic mood

UK in optimistic mood

| June 20, 2018

The UK has been struggling to maintain its previously-strong, smoking-to-vaping conversion-rate, but vape shop owners think this year is going to be a good one.

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High nicotine levels needed

High nicotine levels needed

| June 11, 2018

It is to be hoped that regulators who limit the level of nicotine in e-liquids and those bent on reducing nicotine in conventional cigarettes look at the findings described below.

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A missed opportunity

A missed opportunity

| May 31, 2018

World No Tobacco Day is a missed opportunity because it does not get to the heart of the problem.

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Imperial – a better offer

Imperial – a better offer

| May 24, 2018

A new report sets out Imperial Brands’ position on next generation products; or as it describes such products – something better.

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BAT widens horizons

BAT widens horizons

| May 22, 2018

British American Tobacco has invested in a Chinese company that seeks to help early-stage technology firms develop products that could subsequently be sold to larger companies.

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Plain unpopular

Plain unpopular

| May 17, 2018

The UK’s standardized tobacco packaging legislation looks like a case of act in haste, look silly at leisure.

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A plain failure of policy

A plain failure of policy

| May 16, 2018

If standardized tobacco packaging does not reduce either smoking or smoking uptake, logically, it should be done away with, but logic does not always sit easily with government policies.

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Plain packaging failing

Plain packaging failing

| May 15, 2018

A full and immediate review of the UK’s standardized tobacco packaging policy has been called for in the wake of evidence that it is not meeting its objectives.

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Business heating up

Business heating up

| May 9, 2018

In announcing its first-half results, Imperial Brands said it was continuing to develop its ‘pipeline of proprietary innovations’, including those in the heated tobacco sector.

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Vapers to have their say

Vapers to have their say

| May 9, 2018

Vapers and representatives of the vaping industry will have the chance today to present their views to a UK parliamentary select committee.

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Promoting innovation

Promoting innovation

| April 27, 2018

A suggestion has been made that cigarette packs in the UK should be used as a promotional vehicle to steer smokers away from smoking and toward vaping.

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BAT embracing change

BAT embracing change

| April 25, 2018

British American Tobacco says that, given the success of its next generation product portfolio, it will increase investments in these products during 2018.

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London vaping conference

London vaping conference

| April 24, 2018

The involvement of three members of parliament in a UK Vaping Industry Association conference in London seems to indicate that harm-reduction is being taken seriously.

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