Author: Barnaby Page

The WHO, the where and the why

Written by Barnaby Page || 4th June 2021 || Blog , Business briefing |

Advocates for novel tobacco products often get infuriated with the oppositional stance taken by the World Health Organization – but might there be some fair reason behind the WHO’s less-than-enthusiastic view? ...

Will nicotine be the next menthol?

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th May 2021 || Blog , Business briefing |

The big news from the US Food and Drug Administration last week was a ban on menthol in combustible cigarettes, closing off a loophole that had allowed this one flavour to be marketed even after all others were forbidden. It...

Big Tobacco encouraged by research on heat-not-burn

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th December 2015 || Business briefing |

Are big tobacco companies starting to favour heat-not-burn technology over e-cigarettes? While none has shown any signs of overtly stepping away from e-cigs, and such a move is unlikely, much enthusiasm and investment within the tobacco industry seems...