In this issue, PMI reviews milestones from 2020, examines advances in multiple fields of research arising from its smoke-free product assessments, and discusses the company’s new research initiatives. Announced in February of this year, these initiatives focus on products that contain neither tobacco nor nicotine, with initial areas of exploration including respiratory drug delivery and botanicals. These efforts run in parallel to PMI’s ongoing work to phase out cigarettes by encouraging those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke to switch to less harmful, smoke-free products.
“With our work in these new areas, we are looking to contribute to a better future. We have a lot to offer the world, and it would be inconsistent with our scientific mission not to use our knowledge to expand into new solutions-based areas such as respiratory drug delivery and botanical products,” said Dr.
Several science-related milestones from 2020 are also reviewed, including the decision by the
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