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Tobacco giant Philip Morris sold a fifth more tobacco in the first three months of this year for his cigarette replacement IQOS. The company was able to expand considerably in Europe in particular. The number of cigarettes sold remained virtually the same as in the previous year. A decline in Europe was offset by an increase in sales in Africa and the Middle East.


Many dont realise that cigarette butts are plastic and greatly contribute to our worlds plastic pollution problem. Aware of this issue, a local company has taken up the challenge of reducing litter caused by discarded cigarette butts by creating a completely biodegradable cigarette.


TOBACCO sales have generated $19,4 million in the first 17 days of the marketing season this year compared to $81 million realised over the same period last year, statistics from the industry regulator have shown.


The Philippines Department of Health yesterday published new graphic warnings that will be included on cigarette packs, according to a story on ABS-CBN.