A Slow Burn: Current State of Heat-Not-Burn Technology

Though there are earlier examples of tobacco-vapor products, heat-not-burn (HNB) products available from tobacco manufacturers today have found new footing in the fight for market lead over cigarette alternatives, though not without scrutiny.

Philip Morris Battles Low Cigarette Volumes to Help With Pricing

What You Need to Know about Heat-not-Burn (HNB) Cigarettes

Heat-not-burn (HNB) products are some of the Next Generation Products (NGP) proposed by the Big Tobacco industry in response to a general concern about tobacco harm-reduction. Such Modified Risk Tobacco Products (MRTPs) consist in heated dried tobacco to produce inhalable vapor, in contrast with cigarettes where the combusted tobacco produces smoke.


Prevalence of Smokeless Tobacco Consumption

A systematic review aiming to calculate the prevalence of smokeless tobacco consumption (STC) by gender and location in Bangladesh, India and Myanmar, found the highest rates of consumption, among men in rural areas.


Tobacco to Dominate Vapor Business Post-PMTA

Because the cost of complying with the regulations is staggeringly high, many manufacturers will not be able to make it over the hurdle, and the e-cigarette market will be left largely to the tobacco giants.


Philip Morris Opens IQOS Stores in Manila

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Co. (PMFTC) is opening its first four IQOS stores in Manila, reports The Manilla Standard.

While the heat-not-burn product has been available in the Philippines through several retail outlets since April, the opening of the stores marks a significant step towards achieving the company’s vision of a smoke-free future, according to PMFTC President Denis Gorkun.


RAI Concludes Filings With Vuse and Velo PMTAs

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), has filed its final premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) submissions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow its Vuse and Velo brands to remain on the market in the United States.


How to Submit Tobacco Product Applications for Deemed Tobacco Products?

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland has granted FDA’s request for an extension of the premarket review submission deadline for certain tobacco products, which FDA requested due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now required to be filed by Sept. 9, 2020 for many e-cigarettes, cigars and other deemed tobacco products.

However, in accordance with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling issued on Aug. 19, 2020, FDA will not enforce the premarket review requirement against manufacturers of premium cigars that do not submit premarket applications for these products by the Sept. 9, 2020 deadline.