Taipei urged to clamp down on heated tobacco shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have been called upon to enforce a crackdown on heated tobacco product (HTP) shops in Taipei, which some fear could have a detrimental effect on younger Ta...

Taiwan mulls ban on flavored cigarettes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s health authorities are seeking to prohibit flavored tobacco products found to appeal to youths. Around four out of 10 juvenile smokers used flavored ciga...

Vaping, HTP use on rise among youth as Taiwan mulls tightening controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act being reviewed before its first reading, a new report sheds light on the number of young Taiwanese exposed to the h...

Taiwan to raise smoking age to 20, tighten rules on vaping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The long-overdue amendment to Taiwan’s Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act will seek to raise the legal age for smoking to 20 and introduce restrictions on non-traditiona...

Pro-heated tobacco petition hits 5,000 threshold in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A petition to legalize heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products has reached the minimum threshold of 5,000 signatures on the National Development Council’s online policy plat...

Philip Morris International Makes Call to Creative, Media and Communications Communities

CANNES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2018--Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE: PM), today announced a bold call to action for the creative, media and communications communities to embr...

Philip Morris International Sustainability Report Shows Relentless Business Shift toward Smoke-Free Future

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE: PM) today published its third Sustainability Report (2017), outlining the concrete steps being tak...

Heat-not-burn cigarette alternative faces US scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — A device that heats tobacco without burning it reduces some of the harmful chemicals in traditional cigarettes, but government scientists say it's unclear if that translates into low...