In the beginning of 2022, the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) conducted a market survey covering its wide member and partnership base. The questions focused on topics ranging from the Covid-19 disruptive effects... Read more

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A few months ago, a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Canada-based Medicago was rejected by the World Health Organization (WHO) simply because 21% of Medicago was owned by Philip Morris International (PMI). Read more

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A new study shows implementation of the WHO's tobacco control measures known as MPOWER has no clear association with low-levels of tobacco-related mortality in Europe. Instead, switching from smoking to Swedish-style snus is a more effective strategy Read more

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The Biden administration is working on a rule requiring tobacco companies to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes sold in the US to minimal or nonaddictive levels. Read more

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The 2021 KPMG annual study on illicit cigarette consumption, commissioned by Philip Morris International (PMI) reveals that overall illicit cigarette consumption in the EU increased by an estimated 3.9%—or 1.3 billion cigarettes... Read more

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Juul Labs was able to get a temporary hold on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ban on its devices. Read more

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Gory warnings and plain packaging have disrupted the normal production/ distribution of tobacco products - and to most accounts - they have been a total failure in their supposed goal in reducing tobacco consumption. Read more

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Thailand is now the first country in Asia to decriminalize cannabis, removing it from the narcotics list and allowing people to grow, possess, and use the plant at home. Read more

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Canada is about to become the first country in the world to mandate that every individual cigarette and cigar feature “health-related messages that are memorable, noticeable, and impactful” on each cigarette, covering at least 75% of the surface area Read more

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The Dutch government is considering raising the price of cigarettes to between €30-47 per pack by 2040. Read more

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Thailand's Appeal Court drastically cut a fine imposed on Philip Morris (Thailand) Ltd for customs violations involving cigarette imports from the Philippines from THB1.2 billion (US$34.6 million) to THB121 million. Read more

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China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) published a rule explaining how e-cigarette companies can obtain the manufacturer license required by the new e-cigarette regulations. Read more

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The world of next-generation products (NGPs) is on the cusp of a minor revolution as the EVO NXT Festival – an extraordinary new event format – is set to launch on March 10-11, 2023... Read more

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