Heated tobacco products remain banned in Turkey after opposition politicians uncovered a “hidden” bid by the government to legalise them while retaining the prohibition on e-cigarettes
Heated tobacco continues to take up a greater and greater share of the total world tobacco market, according to new figures from Philip Morris International (PMI) outlining the success of its IQOS device
A new tax proposal for heat-not-burn (HnB) products in South Korea could leave them more expensive than their traditional cigarette counterparts.
The number of Google searches in Japan for topics related to heat-not-burn has rocketed, illustrating how rapidly the new nicotine technology has gained ground in that country
The market for heated tobacco products in Japan is very favourable due to comparatively light regulation – as opposed to e-cigarettes, which are subject to more controls
British American Tobacco (BAT) has launched its Glo device in South Korea, joining Philip Morris International (PMI)’s iQOS in what could be a lively market for heated tobacco products
South Korea’s largest tobacco manufacturer, KT&G, is to start selling a new heat-not-burn (HnB) product, in direct competition with PMI’s iQOS and BAT’s Glo devices
New research shines a little light on how Japanese consumers are reacting to iQOS, and how HnB products compare with both combustibles and e-cigarettes on the crucial question of nicotine delivery.
Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris International are attempting to widen their distribution of heat-not-burn (HnB) products throughout Pacific Asia, but there have been problems along the way.
Japan Tobacco (JTI) has ramped up production of its Ploom Tech e-cigarette in preparation for a nationwide launch across Japan, following successful trials in the city of Fukuoka
U.S. startup Ploom and its investor Japan Tobacco International (JTI) are to end their relationship and divide Ploom’s products between them.
Philip Morris International (PMI) will no longer be conspicuous in the tobacco alternatives market by its absence