While not related solely or specifically to tobacco products, novel or otherwise, moves in both the EU and the US towards environmental regulations are likely to have a major impact on the sector
Tamarind Intelligence data continues to be an invaluable tool used by governments and NGOs around the world, contributing to a wide number of government and supra-national projects
Many companies, some countries, and of course consumers in their millions are making headway in replacing combustible tobacco with safer alternatives…but what’s holding back the others?
There’s been plenty of speculation about PMI’s plans for its new business – but if I were an evil tobacco mastermind trying to prevent uptake of less risky products, very publicly buying Swedish Match wouldn’t be top of my list
The upcoming revision of the regulation of batteries in the EU may well have a profound effect the heated tobacco industry, with safety, sustainability and the environment all coming under the lawmakers’ microscope
Jennifer Motles, chief sustainability officer for PMI, has urged companies of all kinds to go beyond seeing ESG (environmental, social and governance) impact reporting as a tick-box exercise
It’s fascinating to speculate on how the pouch market will develop. Who will use them, and why, and what will they replace?
Is there any connection between people’s knowledge of reduced-risk products and their attitudes toward them? Our third survey of European Parliament members’ views will show how any such connection may have altered
After the victory of right-wing parties in Sweden’s very close election this week, the country’s tobacco alternatives sector – and its customers – may well be breathing a sigh of relief
While nicotine pouches are classed in the EU as food products with an unauthorised ingredient, it could be argued that there is nothing novel about tobacco, or nicotine, in food – and it could have an important future too
Scientific research into novel nicotine alternatives has so far largely focused on vaping, but that is likely to change as the products become more widespread
Could the Khan report, which endorses the UK’s positive attitude towards e-cigs also have lessons for the rest of the world, even for countries where there is far more hostility toward novel tobacco products?
The $16bn takeover of Swedish Match by Philip Morris International (PMI) now seems more likely to happen than not (at least as of today; these things are never certain until the last signature is signed)
Is the present system of peer-reviewed journal publication of scientific papers the best way to get the best science – particularly in the controversial world of tobacco? There are those who think it may not be
Broadening the appeal of tobacco harm reduction (THR) products in low- and middle-income countries can be an uphill struggle, though it arguably matters more there than anywhere else
When it comes to taking advantage of Brexit’s opportunities for tobacco reform, the UK appears to have balked worse than a horse at its final Olympics pentathlon
As the market for nicotine pouches swells, there is – just as with heated tobacco a few years ago – a risk that regulatory interest outpaces scientific research
“Following the science” is one of the most misleading, clichés of the pandemic, and both advocates and enemies of novel tobacco products need to be cautious of claiming to do the same thing
Recent changes to Norwegian regulations are unlikely to have a significant impact on the country’s tobacco alternatives market
Some vapers appear to be switching to heated tobacco products, but should vaping and heated tobacco be viewed as complementary alternatives or competitors
The heated tobacco sector has, compared with its cousin vapour, always suffered from a lack of scientific research and from the perception that most of what does exist is industry-funded
Switzerland faces two referendum votes crucial to the future of tobacco product advertising in the country
It’s the end of an era as tobacco sponsorship of Formula One racing comes to an end – again. Or does it and is it?
Sooner or later the EU will have a new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), and one of the big questions will be how it treats new product categories which barely existed at the time of TPD2
The misleading advertising of tobacco alternatives on social media has become a critical concern of public health groups and some governments around the world
Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) found that plain packaging did not produce a decline in men’s snus use in Norway, with “inconclusive results” on both smoking and women’s snus use
Swedish Match has announced that the company is to become 100% smoke-free by next year with the separation of its cigar business in the US, a decision that is likely to have an impact in the market
The proposal of Philip Morris International (PMI) to acquire inhaled drug delivery company Ventura for $1.2bn has alerted the UK government, which can block the deal if it sees any major public interest reason to do so
Jacek Olczak, CEO of Philip Morris International (PMI), says the company could stop selling combustible cigarettes in the UK within a decade
A new study by researchers from the Luiss Business School in Rome and Deloitte comes to an unexpected and counterintuitive conclusion