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iQOS advertisement - PMI

PMI makes progress with big plans for reduced-risk portfolio

22 December, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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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.

Vaping products under new classification in Belgium

8 December, 2016 - Business news analysis |

Belgium
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A few months after being suspended, a Royal Decree published on 28th October 2016 has finally transposed the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – but with a very important change in the classification of vaping products in Belgium. From 17th January 2017, when the law comes into force, e-cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine will be considered consumer products, according to the latest ECigIntelligence regulatory report.

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

5 December, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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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 […]

e-cig incidents in the news - Ecig Click

Battery fires burn holes in e-cigarettes’ safety reputation

7 November, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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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.

Boom year in Italy as vaping population triples

7 November, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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Italy
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Italy’s vaping population has more than tripled in the past year, bringing the number of e-cigarette users back to the levels of 2013, before the 2014 crash – and the rise is set to continue, with greater market visibility and an increase in the number of vape stores.

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

28 October, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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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 |

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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.

TPD poses tricky problems for small vape retailers in Netherlands

6 October, 2016 - Business news analysis |

Europe
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Marketing and Retailing
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The e-cigarette market in the Netherlands faces a serious challenge adapting to the requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), as small specialist retailers try to cope with advertising restrictions, e-liquid regulations and age verification.

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JAC Vapour advertising is linked to UK smoking cessation campaign

4 October, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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Scottish e-cig brand JAC Vapour is looking to take advantage of the growing support for e-cigarettes from Public Health England (PHE) by running an advertising promotion tied in to a national smoking cessation campaign.