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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...

PMI aims to double Heets production by 2023

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 12th February 2021 || Business briefing |

PMI is spreading optimism about its "beyond nicotine" portfolio, aiming to reach $1bn revenue from tobacco-alternatives in less than five years’ time, with an expected increase in the demand of heated tobacco consumables ...