A survey by Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department, done between June and September 2017, shows that more citizens have tried electronic smoking devices, including e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products, compared to a survey in 2015. more


Many interesting things happened for the industry in 2017. more


Regulators now have heated tobacco products in their crosshairs, preparing to expand the scope of their rules against passive smoking. more


Japan Tobacco Inc. announced its plans to launch a new heat-not-burn product in Japan as early as the end of this year. more


A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel decides that Philip Morris International should not be able to claim its new heat-not-burn device iQOS is safer than smoking. more


A new study by San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health Associate Research Professor John W. Ayers suggests heat-not-burn devices are poised for explosive growth. more


British American Tobacco also says it wants revenue from the products, which include e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco devices, to rise further. more


Japan Tobacco says it has lost ground to Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco in the heat-not-burn market. more


A strict smoking ban that came into effect in pubs and restaurants around the country two months ago has caused smokers to turn their attention to heat-not-burn products. more


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