US bans Philip Morris IQOS imports

The US International Trade Commission has published a ban on IQOS heated-tobacco product imports. The ban was instigated following a legal decision by the International Trade Commission stating that Philip Morris International Inc. and Altria had infringed on two patents owned by British American Tobacco subsidiary Reynolds American Inc. Sales of already imported IQOS products must be halted.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-29/philip-morris-faces-import-ban-in-reynolds-heated-tobacco-fight