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iQOS advertisement - PMI

PMI makes progress with big plans for reduced-risk portfolio

22 December, 2016 - Business news analysis |

Asia
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Philip Morris International has expressed optimism about the entire reduced-risk products sector as it launches a new trial of its Mesh closed-system e-cigarette in the UK city of Birmingham.

Next-gen chic: London and Milan stores for iQOS and Pebble

5 December, 2016 - Business news analysis |

England
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Italy
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Marketing and Retailing
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British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced the opening of a retail store in Milan, Italy as part of the launch of its Vype Pebble e-cigarette. It follows closely on from Philip Morris International (PMI) opening a store in London as part of the expansion of its iQOS heat-not-burn product. The Vype Pebble has now been […]

Pyrrhic lawmaking - Art Gallery Ergsart

Indiana legislators vow to change e-liquid security requirements

1 December, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Indiana
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
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Regulatory news analysis

Indiana law-makers have promised to replace the state’s controversial e-liquid manufacturing law during the next legislative session. The law specifies security requirements for e-liquid makers which most have not been able to achieve. The Republican party, which holds the majority in the Indiana state senate, has promised to address the law during the next session at its official […]

Smoking ban, -public policy and vaping - Elvert Barnes

Public vaping bans can be bad for your health, researchers warn

22 November, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

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Public vaping bans run contrary to best science and may have negative effects on public health, undermining efforts to combat smoking, according to a report by several leading academics.

e-cig incidents in the news - Ecig Click

Battery fires burn holes in e-cigarettes’ safety reputation

7 November, 2016 - Business news analysis |

EU
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A growing number of reported e-cigarette battery incidents is leaving the industry facing a serious problem despite the low statistical probability of an event happening.

dual smoke - olli henze

CDC finds high U.S. adult dual use and non-smoker vaper levels

28 October, 2016 - Business news analysis |

North America
United States
Market Research
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New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seems to indicate that there are high levels of dual use amongst U.S. vapers and a significant percentage of vapers that have never smoked conventional cigarettes.

Opinion: e-cig fears smoulder, but who remembers hoverboards?

19 October, 2016 - Business news analysis |

Asia
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China
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Recent news reports have lambasted hoverboards over safety concerns – prompting multiple retailers to drop listings. But is the threat over-rated? There are some striking similarities to similar news reports on e-cigarettes.

McCarthy peeking - Rupert Colley

E-cigarette researchers outraged by charities’ “threatening” letters

11 October, 2016 - Regulatory news analysis |

Belgium
EU
Europe
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory news analysis

Scientists and researchers have said that anti-smoking charities are acting like the anti-Communist zealots of the 1950s McCarthy era in trying to keep them away from an international conference on tobacco and nicotine. One public-health expert said: “The tactic is to say ‘tobacco industry’ like senator Joseph McCarthy would once say ‘communist’ and assume that […]