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

19 October, 2016 - Business news analysis |

Asia
Canada
China
EU
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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
Netherlands
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business news analysis

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 |

Europe
United Kingdom
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Marketing and Retailing
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Regulation and Legislation
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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.

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Pax Labs appoints Deezer executive as CEO

1 September, 2016 - Business news analysis |

North America
United States
Companies
Technology and Innovation
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Pax Labs has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) imported from the online music sector and is considering further international expansion as a way to maintain its ability to innovate in the e-cig sector. Tyler Goldman will take over from James Monsees as CEO of the company, which makes Juul e-cigarettes and the Pax […]

Nicoventures building up collection of safe flavour ingredients

15 August, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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United Kingdom
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Nicoventures, the e-cig arm of British American Tobacco (BAT), is putting together a proprietary “toolbox” of pre-tested flavour ingredients for e-liquid to help it deal with the world’s rapidly changing regulatory frameworks.

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French manufacturer expands into U.S. despite regulatory fears

26 July, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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France
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French e-liquid manufacturer Gaïatrend has strengthened its U.S. presence despite the uncertainty brought about by the FDA’s deeming regulations, and is confident they will be amended via one legal route or another.

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British TV switched off, but Blu’s cattle herder keeps going

22 June, 2016 - Business news analysis |

EU
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
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Last month’s e-cigarette commercials on British TV as part of Blu’s “Just you and Blu” campaign will probably prove to be the last ever in the country, but the Imperial Brands subsidiary is continuing with advertising in other media on the same theme.

Opinion: how big is the risk of diacetyl litigation?

26 May, 2016 - Business news analysis |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
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Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the U.S. are always on the hunt for a new target to sue. And, having had some success suing diacetyl manufacturers over workers’ exposure to the chemical in microwave popcorn plants, attorneys are now beginning to target coffee roasters and the e-cigarette industry as well.

Most online vendors are disregarding distance sales bans

20 May, 2016 - Business news analysis |

Austria
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Europe’s online e-cigarette vendors are so far overwhelmingly ignoring new Internet sales bans where they exist, and taking full advantage of delays in legislation where they can.

Is there still hope for Spanish online retailers?

22 April, 2016 - Business news analysis |

EU
Europe
Spain
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business news analysis

The future of retail channels in the Spanish e-cigarette market may hang in the balance as the government approaches a final decision on whether to prohibit online sales, according to a new ECigIntelligence report.

It’s not just the TPD: Europe has voluntary standards too

30 March, 2016 - Business news analysis , Regulatory news analysis |

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business news analysis
Regulatory news analysis

While most of the European e-cigarette industry’s attention is focused on the imminent regulatory upheaval brought about by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), another set of compliance requirements are also growing in number – those dictated by voluntary standards.

Researchers developing automated tweet collection tool

4 March, 2016 - Business news analysis |

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North America
United States
Vermont
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A team of U.S. researchers are in the process of creating a system for collecting e-cigarette data from Twitter. The group has set up a series of algorithms that enable a computer program to automatically sort through large amounts of tweet data from Twitter. The team used the program to classify tweets as ones that […]