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Philip Morris International has launched a life insurance firm, Reviti, which aims to provide more affordable policies as people improve their lifestyle, starting with quitting smoking. Read more

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In an online posting, Health Canada is asking contractors to prepare a report on the “value for money” of the longstanding, multi-million-dollar program that has sought to reduce the number of smokers in the country. Read more

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The global tobacco packaging market is expected to reach US$14.9bn in 2018 and develop dynamically over the forecast period, driven by emerging economies, says a report by Visiongain. Read more

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The Council for Harm Reduced Alternatives and the Association of Vapers India warned the central and state governments that a ban on e-cigarettes would deprive millions of smokers of safer choices and cause damage to public health. Read more

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The House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction measures as part of its National Tobacco Control Strategy. Read more

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The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union claims the New Zealand government is choosing to pursue tax revenues instead of helping smokers quit. Read more

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Researchers have conducted two clinical trials to study why smokers avoid warnings on cigarette packs, and whether said avoidance was associated with more forgoing or butting out of cigarettes. 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 to launch iQOS in India, according to Reuters. Read more

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The Ikoma city government in Japan's Nara Prefecture is forcing smokers to undergo a “decontamination” period before they can enter elevators, a health rule praised by some but described as draconian by others. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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