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Korea: Market Share of HNB Devices Soars over 2 Years

HnB devices are battery operated smokeless alternatives to combustible cigarettes and work by heating sticks containing tobacco leaves. These refills which look like short...

US FDA Approves Heat-Not-Burn Devices

“Following a rigorous science-based review through the pre-market tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway, the agency determined that authorizing these products for the US market...

Korean Professor Wrongly States that HnBs Are as Harmful as Cigarettes

Speaking at a news conference on smoking cessation last Tuesday, Professor Kim Dae-jin, said that HnB devices have become another stumbling block for smoking...

Japan Tobacco Launches Two Heat-not-Burn Products

In the last three years, both PMI and Japan Tobacco Inc. have struggled to keep up with the demand of their own electronic devices....

The Widespread Use of HnB Devices in Korea

HnB devices have been introduced in South Korea only 17 months ago, yet according to data released by the Ministry of Economy and Finance...

Health Canada Orders Tobacco Shop to Remove IQOS Signs

The iQOS device, is a Heat not Burn (HnB) smokeless alternative to combustible cigarettes and works by heating tobacco leaves known as Heets or...

Philip Morris Sues S. Korea For Refusing to Disclose HnB Study

Last June, Seoul's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said that research they conducted had indicated that HnB devices contain up to five cancer-causing...

Moldova’s Government Wrongly Implies That HNBs Are As Harmful as Cigs

As PMI’s iQOS emerges on the Moldovan market, the local Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection sadly failed to conduct a comprehensive investigation...

Tokyo Passes No-Smoking Law in Preparation for 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo measure will cover an estimated 84% of restaurants and bars across the city, while the one being considered on a national scale...

Korea Debates the Safety of HnB Devices

With the launch of a number of HnB devices in Korea in 2017, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety had announced its aim...
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