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Our guest is Aron Byrne-Carter, managing director of NGP Trends, which provides reports, workshops and consulting on….trends in NGP. Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) announced a long-term collaboration with KT&G for the commercialization of the South Korean tobacco and nicotine manufacturer’s smoke-free devices and consumables on an exclusive, worldwide basis... Read more

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According to the most recent Nicotine Nuggets survey, downtrading to less expensive tobacco products began to increase in the fourth quarter of 2022. Read more

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Juul Labs Inc is reportedly in early talks separately with Philip Morris International, Japan Tobacco, and Altria Group for a potential sale, strategic investment, licensing, or distribution deal, said the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Read more

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The American Lung Association (ALA) released its 21st annual State of Tobacco Control report where it ranks the “best” and “worst” US states on tobacco control policies. Read more

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James E. Campos was appointed the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission’s deputy secretary of commerce and trade and Tobacco Commission acting executive director. Read more

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Vietnam may soon ban all new tobacco products after a recent study found the e-cigarette smoking rate among students rising in recent years, reports Vietnam Plus. Read more

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New York governor Kathy Hochul announced a proposal to increase cigarette tax in the state and ban all flavored tobacco products to create a tobacco-free generation. New York already bans the sale of flavored vape products. Read more

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American Nobel laureate Harold Varmus says the development of cutting-edge immunotherapies and diagnostic tools is the key to battling lung cancer, rather than a total ban on tobacco that would be impossible to enact. Read more

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Researchers from China’s Kunming Institute of Botany have uncovered the last major steps of the biosynthetic process to make cocaine. Read more

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Juul Labs Inc. has agreed to pay US$1.2 billion to settle with an estimated 10,000 plaintiffs in 5,000 lawsuits alleging that the firm was a catalyst for a youth-vaping epidemic in the US, Bloomberg reported. Read more

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a court order requiring major cigarette companies to display signs in retail stores with corrective statements about the health effects and addictive nature of cigarettes. Read more

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Lucky Strike and Camel cigarette maker British American Tobacco (BAT) reported an inflow of new consumers after rolling out new smoking products like vape pens, nicotine pouches, and heated tobacco. Read more

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Swedish authorities have formally confirmed that the current level of tobacco use in Sweden has fallen to 5.6%. This makes Sweden the only European nation near to achieving the EU’s smoke-free target 18 years before the 2040 target. Read more

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Dr Roger Penn is a well known figure in the global tobacco industry. Most know him from his 22 years at leading flavor/fragrances houses Firmenich, IFF, and most recently Mane Suisse. Read more

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A 50-year-old Chinese runner who goes by the name “Uncle Chen” finished the Jiande Marathon in China in 3 hours and 28 minutes, chain-smoking cigarettes the entire time and finishing a respectable 574th out of nearly 1,500 runners. Read more

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A draft European Commission revealed that the European Union (EU) may be imposing double excise taxes in member states with low cigarette taxes as well as, for the first time, a bloc-wide vape tax. Read more

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After becoming the first country in Asia to decriminalize cannabis earlier this year, Thailand is now revising its cannabis rules just five months later. Read more

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China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) announced more e-cigarette regulations, now stipulating that the capacity of e-cigarette products, aerosol, and nicotine used in e-cigarettes carried by each person... Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) seems to be increasingly focusing on Asia for its heated tobacco products (HTP) with the global launch of its new HTP in the Philippines and the start of full-scale production... Read more

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