PMI is crazy and even beats itself! IQOS will completely replace its own cigarette products

Philip Morris International (PMI) CEO André Calantzopoulos recently published a long speech at the Boston University CEO Club, the content talked about the new technology development of PMI to create a smoke-free future. It also talked about the current public misunderstanding of Philip Morris, and he said that Philip Morris International is currently using the new type of tobacco technology to renew kill the life of its own traditional cigarettes. If conditions permit, PMI will stop selling cigarettes faster.

Source: Philip Morris International CEO Speaks at Boston College Chief Executives Club

Before releasing the full text of his speech, let get to know PMI first.

PMI is the world’s largest tobacco manufacturer and currently operates in more than 180 locations. It employs nearly 80,000 people worldwide and was listed on the NYSE in 2008. It currently has a market value of $133.3 billion. In 2018, its annual revenue was 29.6 billion US dollars and the net profit was 7.9 billion US dollars.

Philip Morris was founded by tobacco company Philip Morris. In 1847, he opened a tobacco shop on Bond Street in London. In 1854, he started producing his own cigarettes. The production site was located in Marlborough Street in the same city. The street name eventually became the name of Philip Morris’s cigarette brand. The Marburg brand was originally created as a female cigarette with a cork filter. After Philip Morris became a US company, the Marburg brand was renamed as Marlboro.

In 1901, Philip Morris entered the United States, but the market size was only moderate. In 1954, Philip Morris acquired the company of Phnom Penh, and American Joe Kalman owned the control of Phnom Penh. After the acquisition, Kalman and his son Joseph Kalman III obtained a large number of Philip Morris shares and board seats. Mo also became the fifth largest tobacco company in the United States. Under the leadership of Kalman III, Philip Morris has built the Marlboro cigarette brand into NO.1 in the US cigarette market and is now the world’s largest cigarette manufacturer.

In 2008, Philip Morris International announced the divestiture from its parent company, Altria. The Altria Board of Directors said that the detachment of Philip Morris International was mainly driven by the different market dynamics of the US market and the international market.

Philip Morris International owns IQOS, a heat not burn electronic cigarette product. At present, the number of users worldwide has reached 10.4 million. In the first quarter, it sold 11.5 billion cartridges.

At the end of 2018, Altria acquired a 35% stock of Juul, another representative of e-cigarette, for $12.8 billion, pushing Juul’s valuation to $38 billion.

Therefore, the layout of the two traditional tobacco giants in the field of electronic cigarettes is super foresight. Unlike IQOS, the acquisition of Juul shares is a time to spend money. We believe that the e-cigarette market position of the two companies and the CEO’s speech are of great value to the industry, so the full text is shared with our readers.

Philip Morris International’s CEO Andre Calantzopoulos poses with its new IQOS 3 devices at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Core points:

1. We want to create a smoke-free future – the future without cigarettes. This is a revolutionary transformation.

2. We will change the entire business model of Philip Morris – from the production of traditional cigarettes to the replacement of cigarette products. In essence, we are self-revolving from the inside out.

3. We have invested more than $6 billion in research to strengthen development and manufacturing capabilities to find better alternatives to cigarettes.

4. Unlike what everyone thinks, the main harmful ingredients are neither tobacco nor nicotine. The main harmful component comes from the smoke produced by the burning of tobacco, which contains thousands of chemicals.

5. Our goal is that by 2025, 30% of Philip Morris consumers will become IQOS users.

6, the direction of our efforts – to help those who want to quit smoking and can not get rid of a choice to reduce the harm to the body, at least can no longer use traditional cigarettes.

7. We insist that our smoke-free products are prepared for smokers who want to continue using tobacco or nicotine products. We do not provide these products to people who have never smoked or who have already quit smoking.

8. No one expects automakers to transition to electric vehicles without both manager support and consumer incentives.

The following is the full text of the speech:
As the CEO of Philip Morris International, I am honored to be here. Discuss with us today that we want to create a smoke-free future – the future without cigarettes. This is a revolutionary transformation. We believe that a candid dialogue like today can bring some changes to the world.Vision and transformation
Let me first clarify our business goals. We want to help smokers around the world quit smoking. It’s that simple. Perhaps you will be surprised to say this from a tobacco company CEO, but I have to tell you that they were equally astonished when I told my team in 2016.Of course, our tobacco products are still being perfected, but our plans to help smokers around the world to quit have not changed. By announcing the program, it will help our company move.

To achieve change, sometimes you have to trust your experience and encourage your team to get support.

For Philip Morris International, this means a complete transformation of the company’s development direction, not simply adding a substitute for tobacco products, but changing our entire business model – from the production of traditional cigarettes to the replacement of cigarette products. In essence, we are self-revolving from the inside out. As far as I know, no company has done such a pioneering work, and it is also true for tobacco companies.

Background statement
According to WHO, 1.1 billion adults worldwide are expected to smoke. The earliest heat not burn tobacco products were born in the late 1990s, but were not commercially successful. In 2003, an “electronic cigarette” product that volatilized nicotine vapor through electricity was invented in China and has been a huge success in the past decade, especially in the US and Europe. Philip Morris International launched IQOS in Japan and Italy in 2014, marking a major breakthrough in the development of new tobacco products.

So far, we have invested more than $6 billion in research to strengthen development and manufacturing capabilities to find better alternatives to cigarettes. This demonstrates the seriousness of our commitments – no public relations tricks, as some of our critics have said. Even among our competitors is unique.

This transformation is not only reflected in our products, but also in our corporate culture. The company is becoming more open and leads us towards diversification. Earlier this year, we became the first multinational company with equal wages to truly achieve equal pay for equal work for men and women.

Our efforts to reduce greenhouse gases have also been recognized, with significant results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating climate change and improving reporting transparency, and have appeared on the Climate Development List of the Commission on Sustainable Development for the fifth consecutive year.

Our excellent research results are also open to anyone for inspection and verification. What we are doing is using technology to develop a new smokeless product.

In fact, we have been developing in this field for many years. There are now more and more government laboratories that have reached the same conclusions as us. It is feasible to create a harm reduction option for adult smokers.

Everyone knows that smoking is harmful to health, but not everyone understands the detailed reasons why smoking is harmful. Unlike what everyone envisions, the main harmful ingredients are neither tobacco nor nicotine. The main harmful component comes from the fumes produced by the burning of tobacco, which contains thousands of chemicals. Public health agencies list 100 substances that can cause lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and emphysema.

Our product IQOS, which only heats and does not burn tobacco, significantly reduces the production of harmful substances and is an ideal choice for smokers.

Therefore, not every tobacco product is equally harmful, which is critical.

Today, approximately 7.3 million adult smokers worldwide have been converted to IQOS users, and IQOS has entered the market in 47 countries around the world. This week, the FDA approved IQOS for sale in the US. Although we have not yet obtained FDA certification for harm reduction products, it is a fact that IQOS has significant harm reduction effects.

This is an important milestone for Philip Morris International, but we must move on until the world gives up smoking. Our goal is that by 2025, 30% of Philip Morris consumers will become IQOS users.

The following is the full text of the speech:
As the CEO of Philip Morris International, I am honored to be here. Discuss with us today that we want to create a smoke-free future – the future without cigarettes. This is a revolutionary transformation. We believe that a candid dialogue like today can bring some changes to the world.Vision and transformation
Let me first clarify our business goals. We want to help smokers around the world quit smoking. It’s that simple. Perhaps you will be surprised to say this from a tobacco company CEO, but I have to tell you that they were equally astonished when I told my team in 2016.Of course, our tobacco products are still being perfected, but our plans to help smokers around the world to quit have not changed. By announcing the program, it will help our company move.

To achieve change, sometimes you have to trust your experience and encourage your team to get support.

For Philip Morris International, this means a complete transformation of the company’s development direction, not simply adding a substitute for tobacco products, but changing our entire business model – from the production of traditional cigarettes to the replacement of cigarette products. In essence, we are self-revolving from the inside out. As far as I know, no company has done such a pioneering work, and it is also true for tobacco companies.

Background statement
Please allow me to make some background statements. Today, according to WHO, 1.1 billion adults worldwide are expected to smoke. The earliest heated non-burning tobacco products were born in the late 1990s, but were not commercially successful. In 2003, an “electronic cigarette” product that volatilized nicotine vapor through electricity was invented in China and has been a huge success in the past decade, especially in the US and Europe. Philip Morris International launched IQOS in Japan and Italy in 2014, marking a major breakthrough in the development of new tobacco products.

So far, we have invested more than $6 billion in research to strengthen development and manufacturing capabilities to find better alternatives to cigarettes. This demonstrates the seriousness of our commitments – no public relations tricks, as some of our critics have said. Even among our competitors is unique.

This transformation is not only reflected in our products, but also in our corporate culture. The company is becoming more open and leads us towards diversification. Earlier this year, we became the first multinational company with equal wages to truly achieve equal pay for equal work for men and women.

Our efforts to reduce greenhouse gases have also been recognized, with significant results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating climate change and improving reporting transparency, and have appeared on the Climate Development List of the Commission on Sustainable Development for the fifth consecutive year.

Our excellent research results are also open to anyone for inspection and verification. What we are doing is using technology to develop a new smokeless product.

In fact, we have been developing in this field for many years. There are now more and more government laboratories that have reached the same conclusions as us. It is feasible to create a harm reduction option for adult smokers.

Everyone knows that smoking is harmful to health, but not everyone understands the detailed reasons why smoking is harmful. Unlike what everyone envisions, the main harmful ingredients are neither tobacco nor nicotine. The main harmful component comes from the fumes produced by the burning of tobacco, which contains thousands of chemicals. Public health agencies list 100 substances that can cause lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and emphysema.

Our product IQOS, which only heats and does not burn tobacco, significantly reduces the production of harmful substances and is an ideal choice for smokers.

Therefore, not every tobacco product is equally harmful, which is critical.

Today, approximately 7.3 million adult smokers worldwide have been converted to IQOS users, and IQOS has entered the market in 47 countries around the world. This week, the FDA approved IQOS for sale in the US. Although we have not yet obtained FDA certification for harm reduction products, it is a fact that IQOS has significant harm reduction effects.

This is an important milestone for Philip Morris International, but we must move on until the world gives up smoking. Our goal is that by 2025, 30% of Philip Morris consumers will become IQOS users.

Cannot be done separately, need to open a dialogue
We are in an era of transformation: fossil fuels are turning to renewable energy, gasoline is turning to electricity, and rash consumption is turning to an ethical life.

I hope to see that the transition from cigarettes to smokeless products is also part of the transformation of the times.

However, in order to do this, in order to succeed in this revolution we led, despite the FDA approval, we still need to be willing to join our partners, whether he is a state-level regulator – through Smokers provide better information on cigarette substitutes to help improve public health; or local health care professionals recommend an alternative to a non-smoking smoker.

Energy companies are invited to participate in discussions on climate change solutions. Large food companies also have a place at meetings to discuss hunger and obesity.

They were not required to stop production completely. Can you imagine the government asking the auto industry to abolish all combustion engines overnight? Can you imagine that regulatory authorities make it difficult for manufacturers to develop alternatives to combustion or to discuss cleaner fuels and engines? No one expects automakers to transition to electric vehicles without both manager support and consumer incentives. This transition should be properly arranged, knowing that consumers also need to be guided and motivated if they want to get better alternatives as quickly as possible.

We are no different from the above example: if regulators and health care stakeholders have a pragmatic and realistic vision of harm reduction, we will stop selling cigarettes more quickly. At the very least, we will ensure that existing smokers have access to accurate and non-misleading information and have the option to purchase smokeless products.

Consider changing
I believe that a responsible tobacco company has an obligation to help the people of the world get rid of smoking habits. I have seen Philip Morris’s efforts for more than 30 years in Philip Morris, but this revolutionary move is also the first thing for me. We have a transformative vision, a potential that has the potential to bring a dramatic, positive vision and a broader shift to public health and society.

To this end, I am leaving a few small questions here today:

1. Consider a smoker who is still smoking and provide a better solution.

2. You need to understand that Philip Morris International is making unique progress in this regard.

3. Please understand that we cannot achieve a smoke-free future by our own efforts. This requires everyone’s joint efforts.

Thanks to Douglas M.Deng for providing the news.

Reviews from Vape HK

André Calantzopoulos’s speech can be understood as a self-revolution of Philip Morris. The harm caused by traditional cigarettes and the increasing social condemnation, Philip Morris’s IQOS has upgraded the ignition mode of cigarettes, which can be seen as an upgrade of the tobacco industry. First, it does not destroy traditional tobacco production and manufacturing, second, reduce the harm caused by smoking cigarettes. Philip Morris has always been keen on external communication to create a smoke-free society, essentially an iteration of his old business model. Once PMI killed its own life, it had actually killed the life of its competitors in tobacco field.

IQOS on market is approved by FDA

IQOS is approved by FDA, and Altria plans to market HNB devices in the United States.

Source: F.D.A. Permits the Sale of IQOS, a New Tobacco Device

About iQOS
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Philip Morris International’s iQOS device, which, unlike traditional burning tobacco, only heats and roasts tobacco to reduce the release of many harmful substances from tobacco burning.
Altria plans to launch iQOS in Atlanta this summer (2019). Philip Morris International first launched iQOS in Nagoya and Milan in 2014.

PMI has submitted two separate applications to regulators, one for the sole sale of such HNB tobacco device, and the other for the marketing of HNB products as “tobacco harm reduction” products.

Regulators have not yet made a decision on the latter application.

PMI has now been allowed to sell iQOS device and to heat cigarette cartridges (iQOS cigarettes) with Marlboro, Marlboro Smooth Menthol and Marlboro Fresh Menthol.

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Even if “low-risk products” are temporarily not approved, the FDA’s decision marks the victory of Philip Morris International and Altria. As new tobacco has a tendency to surpass traditional cigarettes, iQOS is the key product of the two companies in the future. The current smoking rate in the United States is always on a downward trend, breaking through the historical low, leading the tobacco giant to seek business growth through diversified products.

After the news came out, PMI shares rose 2% to close at 86.56. Altria shares rose 1.5% to close at $54.33.

The iQOS tobacco heating system consists of three parts: a heater, a tobacco rod (cigarette) and a charger.

The “pen-like” device contains a ceramic heater that heats the tobacco rods produced by Philip Morris to 350 degrees Celsius, while the tobacco in traditional cigarettes burns at temperatures above 600 degrees Celsius.

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When reviewing the PMI application, the FDA found that toxic chemicals in the smoke emitted by iQOS “have less toxic chemicals than cigarette smoke, and many of the toxic substances identified in traditional cigarettes are also lower. “.

The FDA also found that iQOS provides nicotine levels similar to traditional cigarettes, suggesting that “users have the potential to abandon traditional cigarettes through iQOS products.”

The data also shows that iQOS will not appeal to non-smokers and children, however, the FDA still imposes “strict restrictions” on iQOS marketing methods, especially online and on social media.

Philip Morris International and Altria must advertise to the FDA on product labeling, advertising, marketing programs, and how to limit youth use, advertising, and promotions, and must not promote iQOS on television and radio because the FDA believes iQOS meets the definition of cigarettes. Therefore, the existing cigarette restriction regulations must be observed.

“We fully support this willingness,” PMI CEO Andre Calantzopoulos said in a statement. “The FDA has set a high standard and we look forward to working with the FDA to achieve the goal of iQOS reaching the right consumer group – existing adult smokers.”

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Altria plans to open an iQOS store in Atlanta this summer and build a large number of “mobile stores” for sale.

The Marlboro Cigarettes (heated cigarettes) that are paired with iQOS will be included in retail outlets such as “Circle K”, “Murphy USA”, “QuekTrip”, “ RaceTrac” and “Speedway”.

Altria CEO Howard Willard said in a statement: “Philip Morris International America will adopt a strategy based on market reaction and expect iQOS to expand the market quickly and efficiently.”

Last year (2018), “Low-risk products” generated $4.1 billion in sales for Philip Morris International, which accounted for 14% of total revenue of $29.63 billion. Philip Morris International plans to increase this ratio to 38% by 2025. 42%.

Since the launch of iQOS in Nagoya, Japan and Milan, Italy in 2014, Philip Morris has introduced it to more than 40 countries and regions around the world, and some of them have grown rapidly.

The approval of sales in the United States this time indicates that iQOS is about to enter a market where e-cigarettes are growing rapidly, thanks in large part to Altia’s $12.8 billion acquisition of a 35% stake in Juul last December.

iqos

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are currently 34.3 million adults smoking in the United States. Philip Morris said that iQOS will be recognized by adult smokers because it is closer to traditional cigarettes but less harmful.

However, the “Anti-Tobacco Organization” expressed its opposition to the idea that heat not burn products is only a new means used by large tobacco companies to attract smokers.

“Nicotine replacement products can be a new option for those who still want to continue smoking,” former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb acknowledged. Under his influence, the FDA has adopted the idea that nicotine products have a range of risks, with traditional cigarettes being the most deadly, while others may be less harmful.

IQOS fully covers most Japanese convenience stores

IQOS products began to be tested in Japan in 2014 and was introduced to the Japanese national market in 2016. How strong is the IQOS propaganda in Japan? Recently, Blue Hole New Consumption reported in an article that when visiting some convenience stores near Osaka to check the coverage of Japan’s new tobacco sales terminals, they found that IQOS advertisement is everywhere in Japanese convenience stores.


There are three-dimensional advertisements of IQOS at the door of 711 convenience store.


At present, these two products are popular: IQOS 3, which sells for 10980 yen, and IQOS 3 MULTI, which sells for 8980 yen, totaling 660 yuan and 539 yuan respectively.


At the top of the checkout counter of 711 is a special IQOS sales display rack.


When I arrived at Family Mart’s convenience store, I saw the display of the checkout counter outside.


After entering the store, it is still the three-dimensional column advertisement of IQOS 3.
Blue Hole New Consumer reports that they have come to another convenience store brand, LAWSON, no doubt, the counter is still IQOS.


They tried to find other brands besides IQOS, but they didn’t find them. Although Japanese tobacco companies, which account for 60% of Japan’s tobacco share, also have their own brand Ploom, none of these convenience stores can see any display of it.
After seeing this, Blue Hole New Consumers sighed: Convenience stores are the best retail location for offline traffic aggregation. If the brand loses the opportunity to stay in the convenience store, it means that the opponent has doubled its advantages.

IQOS Mini E-cigarette is Launched

Is IQOS just the name of the heating non-burn product? No, IQOS mini e-cigarette has also come out! Cylindrical appearance with buttons.iqos

This is not a small factory imitation product, deliberately labeled “IQOS”, it belongs to the same company as IQOS heating non-combustion products, both of which are produced by Philip Morris International.iqos

According to what is currently known, IQOS smoke has three colors: black, light green, and gold. There are 7 flavors: mint, alcohol cigarette grass, traditional tobacco, pear fruit, red raspberry, passion fruit and tea.

Each cartridge is packaged in a separate package with two cartridges inside. There are 10 inside a smoke bomb. I saw a lot of people posting advertisements saying that they can be sold in regular channels, and they can be sold on Taobao!iqos

Philip Morris International is an international tobacco giant, and it doesn’t look at the small market at all! For a product, without a comprehensive experimental study, if there is a great harm to the human body, it is afraid to do it! Those who doubt the e-cigarette because of the recent negative news should wake up!

Now Philip Morris International has inserted a foot in the small cigarette market, showing how optimistic about the prospects of this market!iqos

As soon as the picture of this product appeared, on the morning of last Saturday, the sales advertisement went viral in the circle of friends. However, if you want to order, you will be told that there is no stock and you need to make a reservation. There is only one thing that has not yet been clearly understood, which channels these goods will enter the country by then. I hope that it will not be like IQOS heat not burn product, so that I will be traced by the Customs on suspicion of smuggling!

QOQ is Sued by Philip Morris for Intellectual Property Infringement

The domestic rising heat not-burn e-cigarette enterprise QOQ is sued by the tobacco giant Philip Morris International. What is wrong?

Recently, Shenzhen QOQ Technology, a well-known domestic Xinrui enterprise that heating and non-burning e-cigarettes, received a letter unexpectedly from Philip Morris International, which mentioned matters concerning intellectual property infringement and unfair competition. What is going on now?

It is understood that Philip Morris International (Orchia Group) is the world’s largest tobacco giant and its heat not burn tobacco products IQOS has become a successful model in the field of new tobacco products. Shenzhen QOQ Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in R&D, design, production and sales of new heating and non-burning e-cigarette equipment. According to insiders of the company, the new product QOQ is being actively promoted, but the related finished products are still in the sample. So, how can the two companies get involved?

The following is the content of the lawyer’s letter from Philip Morris International. Let’s see what the matter this can be.

After reading the original letter of the lawyer, you will find that QOQ Technology actually does not have any infringement on IQOS in terms of products, but in terms of product promotion, it does leave an impression of climbing the branches, rubbing hot spots and finding a sugar daddy. Unfortunately, this incident was smothered by Philip Morris International, and a special lawyer’s letter was issued to warn. So it seems that the big company really can’t afford it!

For this matter, Manager Song of QOQ Technology said in the circle of friends that QOQ has not officially listed, and we unexpectedly received a gift from international tobacco giant Philip Morris International – a lawyer’s letter, do they blame our products and marketing campaign for being so good? He further stated that they will change the reform and intellectual property rights should still be respected. But should not this hummingbird be used legally?

Of course, no matter what, this incident once again warns vape companies that they must respect the intellectual property rights and do not play side-by-side in the propaganda to avoid a lawsuit.

The Attitude of China Tobacco Monopoly Bureau on IQOS

Regarding IQOS, Ploom, Glo, Revo and other Heat not burn tobacco products, what is the attitude of the China Tobacco Monopoly Bureau?

Heat not burn cigarettes is a kind of new type of tobacco product. It has the characteristics of “heating cut tobacco or tobacco extract instead of burning cut tobacco”. Heating equipment and “smoke” are required for smoking. Through the special heating source of the device, the “smoke bomb” is heated to remove the nicotine and flavoring substances from the smoke, thus the smoke produced to meet the needs of the smoker.

Image from:  vaping360.com 

At present, the most common Heat not burn cigarettes include cigarette Philip Morris International iQos, Japan Tobacco Ploom, British-American Tobacco Glo, and American Reynolds Tobacco Revo.

In 2017, the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau issued the “Notice on the Implementation of the Identification and Inspection of New Cigarette Products”, and four types of new tobacco products including iQOS, Glo, Ploom and Revo are included in the tobacco identification test catalog. Also in 2017, the China Tobacco Quality Supervision and Inspection Center conducted a differential test on the components of the iQOS “smoke” sample sent by the relevant units, Among them, nicotine, n-nitrosamine specific to four kinds of tobacco, and the proportion range of right nicotine-optically active isomers consistent with general tobacco and tobacco products, and the secondary alkaloid species consistent with general tobacco and tobacco products were detected. Finally, the “smoke bomb” sample was determined to contain characteristic components of tobacco, and the filler was made from tobacco leaves. Therefore, the iQOS cartridge belongs to tobacco products and it belongs to the regulatory object of the Tobacco Monopoly Law.

Serial number 1 Representative picture
Cigarette brand Malboro/Heets/Parliament
Smoking brand iQOS
Product nature Typical cigarette
Material properties Cut tobacco (made of tobacco sheets)
Raw material form Silk strip
Packaging Materials Cigarette paper
Package shape Cylindrical
heating method Inner core electric heating
Intake route Oral inhalation

Philip Morris International IQOS

Serial number 2 Representative picture
Cigarette brand Kent
Smoking brand iQOS
Product nature Typical cigarette
Material properties Cut tobacco (made of tobacco sheets)
Raw material form Silk strip
Packaging Materials Cigarette paper
Package shape Cylindrical
heating method Peripheral electric heating
Intake route Oral inhalation

British-American Tobacco Glo

 

Serial number 3 Representative picture
Cigarette brand Revo/Core
Smoking brand Smokeless (carbon rod)
Product nature Typical cigarette
Material properties Cut tobacco (made of tobacco sheets)
Raw material form Silk strip
Packaging Materials Cigarette paper
Package shape Cylindrical
heating method Charcoal heating
Intake route Oral inhalation

American Reynolds Tobacco Revo

 

Serial number 4 Representative picture
Cigarette brand Ploom
Smoking brand Ploom
Product nature Atypical cigarette
Material properties Cut tobacco (made of tobacco)
Raw material form Last shape
Packaging Materials Aluminum alloy
Package shape Can
heating method Peripheral electric heating
Intake route Oral inhalation

Japanese Tobacco Ploom

 

According to the “Tobacco Monopoly Law”, the term “tobacco monopoly” as used in this Law refers to cigarettes, cigars, cut tobacco, re-cured tobacco leaves, tobacco leaves, cigarette paper, filter rods, tobacco tows, and tobacco-specific machinery. Cigarettes, cigars, cut tobacco, and re-roasted tobacco are collectively referred to as tobacco products.

According to the “Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on Several Issues Concerning the Specific Application of Laws in Handling Criminal Cases of Illegal Production and Sale of Tobacco Monopoly Products”, Violation of the China Tobacco Monopoly Management Laws and Regulations, without the permission of the tobacco monopoly administrative department, no tobacco Licenses for monopoly production enterprises, tobacco monopoly wholesale enterprises licenses, tobacco monopoly retail licenses, etc., operating tobacco monopoly products illegally, if the circumstances are serious, in accordance with the provisions of Article 225 of the Criminal Law, conviction and punishment for illegal business operations.

In summary, since Heat not burn cigarette is a tobacco product, it is illegal to operate without permission. The number of operating cigarettes sold illegally to 50,000 yuan is a “serious situation” and constitutes an offense of illegal business. Anyone who purchases from abroad illegally for sale and if the crime is characteristic of smuggling ordinary goods and articles, the crime of smuggling ordinary goods and articles may be determined.

In addition, operating counterfeit heat not burn cigarettes, if the circumstances are serious, it is suspected of selling counterfeit products or selling counterfeit registered trademarks. If the perpetrator commits crimes of illegal production and selling tobacco monopoly commodities, and at the same time he also constitutes the crime of producing or selling fake and inferior products, the crime of infringing intellectual property rights and the crime of illegal business operations, he shall be convicted and punished according to the provisions of heavier punishment.

Heat Not Burn Products are Rising Price Overall in Japan

In Japan, heating non-burning products are rising the price across the country.

According to “Nihon Keizai Shimbun” reported on August 15, Japan Tobacco Industry Corporation (JT) announced on August 14 that it has applied to the Ministry of Finance to raise the price of a total of 150 types of cigarettes, including paper cigarettes and “heat-not-burn products”.

Heat-not-burn tobacco product use in Japan

The price increase will be between 10 and 90 yen, and the price of the main products will be raised by 20-40 yen. The background is that the Japanese government will raise tobacco taxes, which will be implemented on October 1 if the decision is approved by the finance ministry.

The price of all seven special cartridges for the heating non-burning product “Ploom TECH” will be raised from 460 yen (about RMB 28.5) per box to 490 yen (about RMB 30.4).

How Japanese deal with IQOS

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International also applied for an increase in the price of heated cigarettes in July. British American Tobacco Group is believed to be following the pace of price increases for the near term.

Japan Tobacco to launch new smokeless product this year

In the Japanese cigarette industry, whenever tobacco taxes are raised, tobacco companies will raise the price of cigarettes. With the price increase, the market size will inevitably shrink. At present, the share of paper cigarettes accounts for 80% of Japan’s domestic tobacco market, but heating and non-burning products are becoming more and more popular.

You Can Smoke Like This – Secret High Tech

I saw an innovative product called ibacco recently. The real cigarette can be inserted directly from the top, rolled in and out easily.

According to the relevant person in charge of ibacco, this is the world’s first, ceramic three-dimensional all-round heating, reducing the tobacco flavor, and the taste is more mellow. Heating and no burning, no open flame, no smoke ash, no carbon deposit, health and safety.

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By heating non-combustion technology, it effectively filters out the production of carcinogens such as 90% tar and carbon monoxide. It is applicable to 99% of the ordinary cigarettes on the market, and no special cigarettes are required.

There are also five smoking modes: standard mode, light mode, mellow mode, strong mode, and custom mode. Read the introduction, no matter different patterns or different intensity, tastes are not limited and taste is unchanged. It can be seen that the development of this product has taken a lot of thoughts!

ibacco

It is understood that this product like iQOS is currently on the market, the manufacturer is Shenzhen Ebak Technology, and Shenzhen Brother Cloud is the general distributor in China.

The Vape Developed by CHINA TOBACCO GUANGDONG INDUSTRIAL LLC Debuted Globally

Recently, China Tobacco Guangdong Industry Co., Ltd. Golden Leaf Cigarette Factory (Macau) Co., Ltd. listed the first batch of heat not burn tobacco products listed in Laos, marking the official appearance of China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial LLC new tobacco products in the overseas market. China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial LLC is also the third company in the industry to introduce heating and non-burning tobacco products.

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The new tobacco products MU+ and ING are the first vape products to be launched successfully by China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial LLC after nearly five years of technical reserve and continuous research and development.

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The first products on the market include two types of heating appliances, as well as Chinese-style dried tangerine peel and mint-flavored cigarettes, which are rich in incense and have a high degree of comfort to smoke. It is suitable for different consumer needs and has strong product competitiveness.

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What is Vaping? guangdong heat not burn

China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial LLC innovative heating and non-burning tobacco products adopt disordered formula tobacco technology, flavoring technology and processing technology. The cigarettes use independent research and development design materials, structures, and formula tobacco sources to solve the current source of raw materials for smoking media. It breaks through the bottleneck of equipment in industrial mass production and improves the sensory quality stability of the product.

guangdong heat not burn

The debut of new tobacco products reflects the three advantages of China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial LLC in the field of new tobacco work:

guangdong heat not burn

First, make full use of Macao Golden Leaf and Cambodian Winnipeg to create a new tobacco production and sales base and system;

Second, industrialized mass production has been realized on existing equipment, and its core patents have no risk of infringement;

Third, on the basis of technical reserves, the overseas test sales of heating non-burning tobacco products were quickly completed.

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As the first new tobacco product of China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial LLC, the first sales of MU+ and ING in Laos is only the first step. As the products are iterated and updated, the series will attract more and more consumers.