Synthetic nicotine, used in new generation products, comes from the lab and not from the tobacco plant itself, which - until now - provided a regulatory escape route for some products manufacturers. Read more

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Philip Morris Holland Holdings B.V. (PMHH), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) offered US$16 billion to acquire Swedish Match as the company continues to move away from its traditional cigarette business. Read more

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Corporación Habanos, S.A., released its financial data for the 2021 financial year showing a turnover of US$568 million, with a 15% growth compared to the previous year. Read more

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Shenzhen-based e-cigarette maker Aspire Global filed a withdrawal request with the Securities and Exchange Commission, pulling out of its proposed listing filed last June as China’s new e-cigarette regulations make expansion, distribution... Read more

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Devraj Lahiri, former Tobacco Institute of India (TII) was appointed divisional chief executive for tobacco business, succeeding Sandeep Kaul. Read more

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In March the US Congress extended the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority over tobacco products to include synthetic nicotine in products such as vapes, heated products, and oral nicotine pouches. Read more

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In a monumental shift from the norm de rigueur for governing bodies in the world, in mid-February this year the European Parliament officially recognized tobacco harm reduction (THR) as a public health strategy, a first for any legislative body. Read more

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its proposed rules to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. However, FDA may allow some exemptions on a case-by-case basis for products such as heated tobacco devices... Read more

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British American Tobacco and Altria Group Inc. to perform well. Read more

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Japan Tobacco (JT) announced it is considering the sale of its operations in Russia, JT International Russia, after it suspended investment and marketing activities in the country but continued manufacturing operations last month. Read more

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Thailand’s deputy prime minister and public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul firmly stated that his ministry will not support the legalization of e-cigarettes in the country. Read more

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Germany removed all Covid-19 restrictions across the country. Since the beginning of April, organizers in North Rhine Westphalia can hold trade shows, concerts, and events without restrictions and open to the public at large. Read more

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At the time of writing this, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce a national ban on menthol flavor in cigarettes and flavored cigars... Read more

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