Andrew Gilchrist Joins Imperial Board

    Gilchrist will also join the audit committee and the people and governance committee effective March 1, 2023.

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    A Blunt Tool

    Unless properly structured, Europe’s tobacco and vapor tax plans may not achieve their public health objectives.

    Enduring Legacy

    Celebrating 100 years in business, Godioli & Bellanti attributes its success to “quality machines at unbeatable prices.”

    Cleaner Better Greener

    Suppliers of adhesives and glue application systems prepare to accommodate new product requirements.

    A Good News Story

    Tobacco harm reduction has made more progress than is often assumed, according to Patrick Basham.

    Lifting the Fog

    An official acknowledgement of nicotine pouches’ comparatively low risk clears the way for appropriate regulation in Germany.

    Losing the Plot

    When it comes to tobacco, the European Commission should abandon its overly complex ideas and embrace some fresh thinking.

    Into Indonesia

    Chinese e-cigarette manufacturers are expanding into Indonesia to better serve their export markets.

    Bad Science

    What is bad science, and why is there so much of it?

    Committed to Science

    David O’Reilly, director of scientific research at BAT, shares his views on the roles of science and nicotine in tobacco harm reduction.

    Tobacco Reporter February 2023

    Tobacco Reporter’s February 2023 issue explores innovation in the tobacco and nicotine industries. In his book “How Innovation Works,” author and past GTNF speaker Matt Ridley notes that innovation is not an individual phenomenon but a collective and messy network phenomenon. As Clive Bates explains in this issue, that observation holds very much true for innovation in nicotine business, as well.

    Cheryl Olson and Willie McKinney ponder what lessons the U.S. experience with nicotine might hold as regulators contemplate how to regulate cannabis.

    Patrick Basham of the Democracy Institute investigated the state of tobacco harm reduction and found something that may surprise readers: Despite noisy resistance in some quarters, the concept is more widely accepted than is often assumed.

    Stefanie Rossel examines the outlook for nicotine pouches in Germany (which bizarrely regulates modern oral products as food) following the confirmation by a prominent research institute that pouches are safer than cigarettes.

    George Gay urges the European Commission to embrace fresh thinking in its approach to tobacco control and Timothy Donahue interviewed Kim Hesse about the testing of electronic nicotine delivery systems.

    Also in this issue: A profile of Godioli & Bellanti, which has been in business for 100 years.

    Clive Bates

    A regular contributor to Tobacco Reporter, Clive Bates is the director of Counterfactual Consulting and the former director of Action on Smoking and Health (U.K.).

    In this section, we present a selection of his articles.


    Bad Science

    What is bad science, and why is there so much of it?

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    Choppy Waters

    As the Covid pandemic ebbs, the tobacco shipping business faces new challenges in 2023.

    Growing Pressure

    Inflation and competition from alternative crops are compounding the challenges facing oriental leaf.

    Adding Value

    Moving up the tobacco value chain requires a content and stable grower base.

    On a Mission

    ANDS has set out to promote a smoke-free lifestyle in the Middle East and North Africa region.

    Dropping Names

    After rooting out ENDS flavors, regulators may turn their attention to flavor names, writes Neil McKeganey.

    Differential Progress

    Will the valuable insights revealed in the Tobacco Transformation Index accelerate tobacco harm reduction?

    Moving Forward

    Habanos and its partners remain committed to boosting the global reputation of all Cuban cigar brands.

    Moving Backward

    If enacted, Spain’s proposed regulations on vaping products will hamper tobacco harm reduction.