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How much are tobacco companies really doing to support harm reduction?

31st May 2022 | Blog |

Most tobacco companies are keen to be seen supporting the concept of harm reduction, especially through reduced-risk products like e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn and pouches. But how far is their support for the idea actually having an effect on their activities right now, as well as their future direction?

Pakistan: prime minister’s withdrawal from webinar reveals tensions over tobacco products

13th May 2021 | Blog , News analysis |

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan cancelled a few days ago the country’s attendance at an event sponsored by Philip Morris Japan, after health advocates protested violation of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and amid political tensions on the future of tobacco and smoke-free product regulation. The online webinar – which takes place next week » Continue Reading.