Politics & policy

TobaccoIntelligence global alerts database: September

6th September 2021 - Regulatory data |

All the stories from the TobaccoIntelligence regulatory Live Alerts in one user-friendly database, updated every month.
This regulatory tool consolidates all of our global regulatory Live Alerts, collected in Excel database format, allowing you to filter information by date, region, country and legislative area.

The WHO, the where and the why

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?

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

13th May 2021 - Blog , Business briefing |

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 – […]

Will nicotine be the next menthol?

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 may not happen any time soon – the agency’s cautiously-worded announcement said only that it is “working […]