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Unproven claims run rampant in e-cigarette business

Electronic cigarette makers and sellers are making all kinds of health claims, many of which likely won't stand up to scrutiny under recently announced FDA regulation, a new study has found.... On top of advertising the products as a good way to quit smok
ScienceDaily
added Jun 28, 2016 12:58
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Can iQos Convert 30% of Smokers by 2025?

Anticipation over Philip Morris International’s iQOS is heating up after the company presented findings from multiple clinical studies on the heat-not-burn products during the Consumer Analyst..."suggests iQOS approaches a ‘gold standard’ of cessation,” s
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 17, 2016 21:03
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1924: The Cigar Maker Who's the Reason You Work Only 8 Hours a Day Dies

On December 13, 1924, Samuel Gompers, the cigar-maker who became the father of the mainstream American labor movement, died, at the age of 74. From 1886, when he forged the creation of the American Federation of Labor, until his death – with the exception
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Dec 14, 2015 15:00
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Blizzard Removed Tychus' Cigar To Meet Ratings Requirements

We discovered last week that Tychus’ trademark cigar was missing from the open beta version of Heroes of the Storm, and some people were rather upset about it—bro is always chewing on that thing...Blizz wanted to hit the equivalent of a teen rating aroun
Kotaku (kr)
added May 26, 2015 08:36
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[California, Illinois] How Big Vaping is misinforming the public about e-cigarettes

Backed by three vaping-advocacy groups, Not Blowing Smoke borrows font, design elements, and imagery from the state's website... The vaping camp also launched a Twitter account that uses the state campaign's name — Still Blowing Smoke — but with this tagl
Vox Media
added Mar 28, 2015 12:55
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Scientists create new tools for battling secondhand smoke

Dartmouth researchers have taken an important step in the ongoing battle against secondhand tobacco smoke. They have pioneered the development of a breakthrough device that can immediately detect the presence of secondhand smoke and even third-hand smoke
EurekAlert
added Mar 21, 2013 16:13
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Philip Morris' search for a cigarette no more harmful than a cup of coffee

But four scientists and researchers who worked for the company on the iQOS program told Reuters that while Philip Morris was able to prove the lower amounts of exposure to harmful substances, that doesn’t necessarily mean that using the device is less li
Reuters
added Dec 20, 2017 22:49
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5 Things Philip Morris Management Wants You to Know

Following the company's most recent earnings report, Philip Morris CFO Jacek Olczak made comments about the results. By looking at them, you can get a better sense of what Philip Morris sees as its long-term strategy. 1. iQOS is the growth driver for Phi
Motley Fool
added Oct 31, 2017 02:56
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International Coalition Letter Against Plain Packaging

To: Dr. Margaret Chan ... We write as a coalition of 47 think tanks, advocacy groups and organizations in response to proposed plain packaging tobacco control measures, and by the announcements by several countries of their interest in such policies. Fi
The Future of Brands (JTI)
added May 15, 2017 18:12
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PMI redesigns website to emphasize ‘smoke-free future’

launched a redesigned corporate website that it said would “reaffirm” the leading tobacco company’s commitment to developing alternatives to its cigarettes. “We’re optimistic about the future as we work to progressively transition PMI’s existing cigarette
Tobacco Journal International
added Jan 25, 2017 23:15
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