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Misinformation threatens progress toward a smoke-free future, reveals a new international survey released today by Philip Morris International Inc, which cites well-funded groups which continue to promote false narratives and spread confusion. Read more

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Recent reports in several Philippines media outlets report that the Covid situation and high taxes created a massive smuggling and counterfeit problem in the country. Read more

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In the first of what many vape, ENDS, and HNB manufacturers hope to be many, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the marketing of three new tobacco products. Read more

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British American Tobacco will cease operations in military-ruled Myanmar and withdraw by the end of this year, Reuters reported the company said last week. Read more

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Tobacco harm reduction is one of the more effective tobacco control measures, especially when compared to methods such as bans and tax hikes, and is increasingly popular. Read more

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Australia’s ban on nicotine-inclusive e-cigarettes started on October 1. Vapers in the market for nicotine e-cigarettes, vape juice (nicotine pods), or liquid nicotine (e-liquid) must not get them by prescription only. Read more

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Illicit trade is an important issue the industry continues to face despite endless combative efforts. The World Bank estimates illicit tobacco trade at US$40-50 million annually. Read more

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British American Tobacco scored a major win when the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled last week that Philip Morris International and Altria must stop not just the import of IQOS, but also the sale of the heated tobacco device in the US. Read more

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BMK PT Bukit Muria Jaya moved to its new headquarters located in the right-wing of the BMJ complex. Read more

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With the planned spin-off of its cigar business at earliest in second half of 2022, Swedish Match will have completely exited the combustible tobacco products business Read more

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Researchers identified two drugs that mimic the effect of chemicals in cigarette smoke to bind to a receptor in mammalian cells that inhibits production of ACE2 proteins... Read more

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BAT recently announced that its VUSE e-cigarette is now “thee number one global vaping brand by value share.” Read more

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Small vape manufacturers will be the biggest losers in the five-year long struggle since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received regulatory authority over e-cigarette and vape products in August 2016. Read more

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BAT emphatically rejects the mischaracterization of its anti-illicit trade activity reported by the BBC and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ). Read more

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With a court-mandated deadline of September 9 to approve the millions of submitted premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) looming over it, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is most likely not going to be able to review all... Read more

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Attempts to put larger and more gruesome graphic warning on cigarette packs in the US face another setback as the effective date is postponed for the fourth time in less than two years. Read more

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Amid the cacophony from anti-tobacco activists and organizations that often seem to be regurgitating the same rhetoric that tobacco is evil Read more

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Covid-19 vaccines developed by using plant-based technology may be the answer to the vaccine shortage the world is experiencing. Read more

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The World Health Organization (WHO) doubled down in its efforts against new tobacco products with its latest report highlighting the “increasing threats” these products allegedly pose... Read more

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KT&G, the world’s fifth largest tobacco company based on market share, participates in addressing social issues throughout Indonesia's education, housing, and environmental fields. Read more

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