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PMP S.A. [PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS] Executive Summary (PDF - 5.74 MB) (PDF)

PMI has developed the THS system, to be marketed as “iQOS”. The THS system consists of a device that heats, but does not burn, a proprietary Tobacco Stick (“HeatSticks”), creating an inhalable nicotine-containing aerosol that provides a range of consum
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added May 24, 2017 17:36
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Philip Morris Products S.A. Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications

The FDA has filed for scientific review three Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) applications from Philip Morris Products S.A. (PMP S.A.) for its IQOS system and three types of Heatstick products.
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added May 24, 2017 17:33
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Proceeds from tobacco surcharge remain unused

The health development surcharge collected on all tobacco products has remained unused, although nearly three years have passed since the government levied it. The government imposed a 1 percent surcharge on all domestically produced and imported tobacc
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added May 24, 2017 17:27
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar to establish smoke-free zones in six regions

the government is exerting efforts to set up smoke-free zones in public areas in six states and regions - Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway regions and Kayin and Shan states. For the purpose of protecting the young people from being affected by smoking
Xinhua Newswire
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Editorial: Protect workers' health from secondhand smoke

In spite of his apology for his gaffe, Onishi defended his comment ...What is lacking here is consideration to people who can barely make ends meet apart from going out of their way to work in such environments due to government constraints on social sec
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 24, 2017 17:21
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Abe orders LDP to submit anti-passive smoking bill to Diet

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to submit a revision to the Health Promotion Act incorporating measures against secondhand smoke to the Diet during the current session.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added May 24, 2017 17:18
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NHLBI Unveils COPD National Action Plan

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has released the COPD National Action Plan, which calls for multidisciplinary, national guidelines for the treatment and management of the disease. The plan, described as a "patient-centered roadmap" for ad
MedPage Today
added May 24, 2017 16:54
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MyCleanAir Puts an End to the Ostracizing of Smokers

has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. ...MyCleanAir is a cup that is designed to conceal the cigarette and smoke, in order to give a smoker the freedom to smoke anywhere, without bothering or affecting the people around them.
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added May 24, 2017 15:57
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] No place to smoke

The EcoWaste Coalition welcomed the EO on the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places. “We laud President Duterte for signing the long-promised E.O. as this will protect the right of every Filipino to be protected against th
Malaya (ph)
added May 24, 2017 15:55
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[California] Laguna Beach makes citywide smoking ban official, a first in Orange County

Smoking in public alleyways, sidewalks and parking structures citywide will be off limits in this tourist destination in a month. The City Council May 23, voted 4-1 on a second reading to expand a ban already in place for beaches and parks. It bans smo
Orange County (CA) Register
added May 24, 2017 15:53
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