Andrew Figgs

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Photography Major from Western Washington University . I joined MBV back in December 2014 and am happy to be working in an industry focused on helping others.


FDA says, “Not Yet”

The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee recently wrapped up a two-day panel concerning two separate FDA applications submitted by Philip Morris in regard to its IQOS device. The first submittal was a request to sell the IQOS in the U.S. and the second application was in hopes of being able to market the “heat-not-burn” device […]

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I’ve Never Smoked in my Life, Ever

“I’ve Never Smoked in My Life, Ever,” … said former Defensive tackle, now midday radio show host for Chicago’s ESPN1000, John Jurkovic (Jurko) as he puffed on his cigar.  John Jurkovic (Jurko) as he bit down on his cigar. I’ve never smoked in my life, ever— was Jurkovic’s bold statement that created the hilarious digression from the […]

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iQOS: “I Quit Ordinary Smoking”

Today (January 24th 2018) and tomorrow (January 25th 2018) are big days for the tobacco industry as the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, an advisory panel of the United States Food and Drug Administration, will hold a two-day session on whether or not to consider the Marlboro-branded product called, IQOS, to be sold in the […]

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