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Philip Morris

In recent years, heat-not-burn tobacco products, with the significant advantage of reducing the release of harmful components, have gradually become an important r&d direction for Big Tobacco, leading HNBs’ market share to grow rapidly. more

Features

PMI denies the adverts are illegal and claims it wants to help smokers by providing them with better tobacco alternatives. more

Products

Ex-smokers and medical associations are threatening legal action to get “too unhealthy” cigarettes that exceed European norms for nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide banned. more

News

The project investment will cost about US $2.28 million. more

Manufacturing

Philip Morris International is reportedly planning new investments in Russia, according to Alexander Zhukov, first deputy speaker of the State Duma. more

Manufacturing

After slower sales of its IQOS product, Philip Morris International is trying on a new strategy to appeal to more conservative smokers in Japan who aren’t willingly exchanging their cigarettes for high-tech gadgets. more

Products

Japan Tobacco International has slashed the prices on its heated tobacco products after a similar move by rival Philip Morris, signaling increased competition in Japan’s market for alternative cigarettes. more

Products

Altria is creating two new divisions, one for core tobacco products like cigarettes another unit for innovative products like vaping devices. more

News

Philip Morris International is reportedly planning to launch iQOS in India, according to Reuters. more

Products

Philip Morris International reported that IQOS is now in cities in some 38 countries and that its success outside the United States has been continuing apace but data from Asia indicates that IQOS sales have plateaued in Japan. more

Features

Papastratos, a Philip Morris International subsidiary, no longer manufactures cigarettes but instead makes tobacco sticks. more

Products

A Philip Morris (Thailand) shows illicit cigarette use in Thailand has more than doubled, costing the country at least THB3.6 billion (US$116 million) a year in lost tax revenue. more

News

A Wellington court dismissed a case against the New Zealand unit of Philip Morris International, allowing it to sell its HEETs heated tobacco sticks used in iQOS devices. more

Products

Philip Morris (New Zealand) is suing British American Tobacco (New Zealand) in the Auckland High Court, alleging that BAT is breaching the Commerce Act in the way it ties up retailers. more

News

Many interesting things happened for the industry in 2017. more

Features

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

Products

Phillip Morris International has reported a 2.8% drop in its total market shipment volumes, which includes the company’s international duty-free business, in Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. more

News

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

Products

Japan Tobacco Inc. posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on, hurt by a sharp drop in domestic cigarette sales as more smokers switch to vaping products and more smokers are quitting than expected. more

News

Things are stirring at the multinationals as they’re gearing up to lead consumers into an era where smoke-free next-generation products will (perhaps) replace combustibles for good. But is it a realistic goal? more

Features


From the Associate editor

Marketing 101

There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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