0
0
0
s2sdefault


Japan Tobacco Inc on Monday cut prices on its heated tobacco products early next week after a similar move by bigger rival Philip Morris International Inc, signaling increased competition in Japan's nascent market for alternative cigarettes.

Japan, where regular e-cigarettes with nicotine-laced liquid are effectively banned, has become the main market for "heat not burn" (HNB) products which emit less smoke and smell less than conventional cigarettes. [...]