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Top Doctor: ‘Insufficient Evidence for E-cigs’

There is presently inadequate evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes promote smoking cessation, according to a recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General. “E-cigarettes, a continually changing and heterogeneous group of products, are used in a variety of ways,” the report states. “Consequently, it is difficult to make generalizations about efficacy for cessation based on clinical...Read More

PMI and KT&G Announce Cooperation

Philip Morris International (PMI) will commercialize KT&G’s smoke-free products outside of South Korea under the terms of a new agreement. “To achieve PMI’s vision of a smoke-free future, we must grow the smoke-free category worldwide, which requires multiple players providing a wide array of better choices for adult smokers,” said Andre Calantzopoulos, PMI’s CEO. “While...Read More

Imperial Brands Appoints a New CEO

Stefan Bomhard will join Imperial Brands’ board as chief executive officer effective at a date to be announced. “After a thorough search process, which attracted strong, high-caliber interest, the board is delighted to appoint Stefan as chief executive of Imperial Brands,” said Therese Esperdy, chair of the board. “Stefan’s initial priorities will be to strengthen...Read More

The FDA May Lose Its Tobacco Remit

The Trump administration wants to remove the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority. In his 2021 budget proposal, released on Feb. 10, President Donald Trump envisions the CTP as a stand-alone agency with a Senate-approved director. The budget proposal states that making the CTP its own agency...Read More

Hahn Confirmed as FDA Head

The U.S. Senate on Dec. 12 confirmed Stephen Hahn as head of the Food and Drug Administration, reports AP. Hahn will succeed Scott Gottlieb, who left the federal agency in April.Read More