From Cigarettes to Supplements
A well-known tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) offered cooperation in the field of phyto products to the Russian Ministry of Health. The company is willing to share its experience of technology of plant material heating technology as an alternative to alcohol tinctures in herbal medicine. The issue was discussed at a meeting at the Ministry of Health, where Philip Morris presented a roadmap for phytotherapy development.
A scientific advisory center is suggested to be established in Q1 next year, and proposed participants of the pilot project will be defined in Q2.
PMI is willing to take part in trials, organize cultivation and collection of medicinal herbs, preparation and packaging of products. The idea was also to switch to innovative forms of products – capsules, granules, alcohol-free solutions and inhalers.
PMI suggestions are being considered by the Ministry of Health.