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PMI exec: Noncombustible tobacco products to replace cigarettes soon

June 21, 2020: CIGARETTES may disappear in many countries as soon as 10 to 15 years from now as smokers switch to nicotine products that do not burn. This was the bold forecast of a top executive of Philip Morris International (PMI) at the recent opening of the 2020 Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN).

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Furore over tobacco, nicotine therapy for COVID-19

June 18, 2020: *Tobacco plain packaging improves public health by reducing consumption, exposure to smoke, says WTO. *Global forum seeks access to appropriately regulated safer nicotine products for people who quit smoking

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Tax should not limit tobacco consumption but spur innovations

June 14, 2020: The tobacco industry is grappling with tight regulations globally even as informed consumers demand safer alternatives with less public health risks.

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Philip Morris Sees Continued Need for Efforts to Control Illicit Cigarette Trade

June 18, 2020: A new study shows the consumption of counterfeit cigarettes continued to grow in the EU. Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday there is still a need for collaborative efforts against illicit cigarette trade, as a new report produced by KPMG underlined the changing nature of the problem in the European Union.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)