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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam says the dispute involving Philip Morris International (PMI) is “not over yet.” Read more

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Philip Morris International is to sell “smokeless cigarettes” over the counter for the first time after a recent change in the law legalized its sale. Read more

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Altria Group says it is discussing an all-stock merger with Philip Morris International. If the merger goes through, it would create the world’s biggest tobacco group. Read more

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Swiss diplomats lodged a request with the Moldovan government on behalf of Philip Morris International to request the company be given a voice in discussions around new tobacco regulations. Read more

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Philip Morris International is closing its factories in Columbia, leading some to believe the country’s iconic Pielroja cigarette will be taken off the market. Read more

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KPMG’s “Stella Report,” commissioned by Philip Morris International, reported that Greece has the highest rate of contraband cigarettes in the European Union, costing governments €690 million in revenues last year. Read more

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Philip Morris International reported a 1.1% increase in cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipment for Q1/2019. Read more

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The Thailand Health Promotion Institute is the latest voice joining anti-tobacco advocates in opposing the recommendation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Thai government withdraw a tax evasion lawsuit. Read more

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Philip Morris International plans to remove all its cigarettes from New Zealand shelves over the next few years. Read more

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Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco are seeking to overturn Australia’s vaping ban with submissions to an Australian parliamentary inquiry that is considering whether e-cigarettes should be legalized. Read more

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Philip Morris International launches the “Year of Unsmoke”, a call to action for all who can empower a smoke-free future. “Year of Unsmoke” kicked-off PMI’s campaign called “Unsmoke Your World.” Read more

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What has 2019 meant for tobacco leaf so far? As February ended, it was finally possible to look at the results of the main tobacco companies. Read more

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The World Health Organization says it is not buying into the idea that Philip Morris International is “healthier” than before, Read more

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Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) have both been recognized as Global Top Employers. Read more

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IUOC heat not burn

Courtesy of Shenzhen Yukan Technology Co. Ltd. / IUOC

Heat-not-burn devices have matured into a great way for enjoying tobacco, settling somewhere between vaping and combustibles. Chinese companies, in particular, are displaying innovativeness and zest when it comes to the motto “back to tobacco." Read more

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A global pact to battle the illicit tobacco trade began in September with the World Health Organization hailing it as “game-changing” in eliminating widespread health-hazardous and criminal activity. Read more

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The World Health Organization ignores its own treaty which obliges signatories to adopt the harm reduction approach of encouraging safer nicotine products. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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