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Philip Morris eyes tech gadgets for 'smoke-free' market

Philip Morris eyes tech gadgets for 'smoke-free' market

Gadgets that monitor health, from wearable step-counters to apps tracking sleep and diet, have exploded in popularity in recent years, and now even the tobacco industry is trying to jump into the fray.While health promotion and Big Tobacco appears incongruous,

Altria takes stake in Juul e-cigarettes for $12.8 bn

Altria takes stake in Juul e-cigarettes for $12.8 bn

US tobacco giant Altria, maker of major brands such as Marlboro and Chesterfield, announced Thursday that it will buy a 35 percent stake in popular e-cigarette maker Juul for $12.8 billion.The investment gives Juul a valuation of $38 billion -- more than twice

ILO postones decision on cutting ties to tobacco industry again

ILO postones decision on cutting ties to tobacco industry again

The UN labour organisation indicated Thursday it would not renew controversial funding from tobacco companies for expiring charitable programmes, but refrained from saying it would cut ties to the tobacco industry altogether.The International Labour Organizati

In Canada, pot legalization poses health and safety challenges

In Canada, pot legalization poses health and safety challenges

Canada will end its pot prohibition Wednesday with the goals of curbing the black market and use by youth, amid concerns around the public health and safety merits of legalization.Public health officials contend that smoking cannabis is as harmful as tobacco,