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PMI, InSmoke and JoyeTech successful in Ecigs patent revocation

In Munich, the European Patent Office (EPO) ruled in favor of Joyetech, InSmoke and Philip Morris that collectively succeeded with patent revocation against Hon lik's patent held by...

Tobacco lobby spendings: The case of year 2013 solved

Financial operations by tobacco industries have made up to € 8.4 million in 2013, on the year when the TPD has been revised by...

Japan : the explosion of reduced-risk products and steady decline of...

A clear direction towards harm reduction Paul Riley, Japan unit’s president at Philip Morris released a statement saying “Our goal for Japan is to switch...

Altria urges FDA to ease on regulations

Professor Michael Siegel who lectures for the Department of Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, and possesses 25 years worth of...

Reduced-risk tobacco products: (Big) Tobacco heating systems

Cardiovascular diseases are the highest cause of deaths attributable to smoking and Dr Gilchrist points out that "the main issue is combustion of tobacco,...

Japan: A nationwide test ground for heated tobacco

At the time BAT was launching its "hybrid" e-cigarette in Romania, two other giants announce that their smokeless cigarette will be released in Japan. Philip...

EUCJ’s advisory opinion: First reactions

In a short comment, PMI comments the EU Court of Justice’s advisory opinion and confirms its position, that the EU’s recent Tobacco Products Directive would disrupt the...

Imperial Tobacco runs a study on Philip Morris’ iQOS (heat stick)

According to Imperial Tobacco, iQOS should be subject to the same rules as regular cigarettes in public spaces We recently addressed in these columns the...
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