18 November, 2016 - Business news analysis |
A buyer has been found for bankrupt NJOY after a court-approved auction process.
A buyer has been found for bankrupt NJOY after a court-approved auction process.
R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. has expanded U.S. distribution of its Vuse Vibe pre-filled tank system to more than 25,000 retail outlets.
Totally Wicked will withdraw from the U.S. market by the summer of 2018 if no changes to the FDA deeming regulations are put in place before then.
Companies must work harder to stand out at industry events or face becoming lost in a sea of competition, according to a recent award winner.
Convenience stores can improve their business by stocking less tobacco and more e-cigarettes, a new report claims.
The U.S. vaping industry has reacted with cautious optimism to Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election.
BAT says its Glo heat-not-burn product will be available in Japan from mid-December. It is running a test trial in one city before launching the product nationwide.
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.
Young Americans are becoming more confident that vaping is safer and less addictive than smoking, researchers have found – but among older smokers the perception is moving in the opposite direction.
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.
Fontem’s Blu brand has launched a range of e-cigarettes compliant with the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) ahead of the May 2017 deadline.
A new survey has found differing levels of awareness and e-cig use in the Philippines and India but neither market has really developed for vaping products as yet.
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.
Muddled definitions of addiction are undermining the recognition of e-cigarettes as reduced-risk products, according to specialists in harm reduction.
Pax Labs has faced price gouging problems after mistakes led to insufficient demand. But it anticipates it will have fully fixed the problem by early next year.
Barely a year after the Reynolds American takeover of Lorillard, the U.S. tobacco industry may face another upheaval as British American Tobacco (BAT) bids to buy Reynolds itself.
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.
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.
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.
India’s largely undeveloped e-cigarette market has growth potential, but tobacco remains cheap and highly competitive, with a significant black market.
Japan Tobacco (JTI) has ramped up production of its Ploom Tech e-cigarette in preparation for a nationwide launch across Japan, following successful trials in the city of Fukuoka.
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) wants to know whether tobacco shelves in stores can easily be modified to accommodate e-cigarettes.
NJOY, one of the best-known and longest-established U.S. e-cigarette makers, has filed for bankruptcy.
A ban on distance sales in Poland is transforming a well-established e-cigarette market.
Two new studies out of Canada come to different conclusions for the motivations of adults and children in taking up vaping.
Will e-cigarettes face the same battle of public opinion as the sugar substitute aspartame?
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 […]
Touchscreens on e-cigs could become widespread as manufacturers look for new ways to improve user experience and differentiate from the competition.
The first e-cigarette device which only works with synthetic nicotine is being developed through a partnership between two U.S. e-cig companies.
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.
UK doctors would consider recommending e-cigarettes for patients looking to quit smoking, but they would not want to see them available on National Health Service (NHS) prescriptions.
A new e-liquid in the American market is banking on simplicity to set it apart from the crowd.
VMR anticipates great risk and greater potential in the Chinese domestic market.
UK nicotine product specialist Nerudia has successfully secured a licence to manufacture pharmaceutical e-cig products.
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.
A new study has found that Twitter messages have grown more negative in outlook over time and that a significant amount of the content is automatically generated.
The American arm of a major Chinese e-cigarette coalition has chosen to join the Vapor Technology Association (VTA).
British e-cigarette businesses have reacted cautiously to the UK referendum vote in favour of leaving the European Union, although some users have seen it as a triumph for vapers.
Cynthia Cabrera is stepping down as executive director, CEO and president of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA).
A new e-liquid flavour is targeting one of the narrowest niches yet addressed by the e-cigarette industry: fans of the Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru.
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.
Altria subsidiary Nu Mark has successfully launched a recall for some of its Green Smoke chargers. But is all of the industry ready to act if things go suddenly wrong?
The number of people in Europe who had tried an e-cigarette doubled between 2012 and 2014.
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.
A massive decline in Malaysian vaper numbers has been confirmed by a local industry organisation.
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.
Small independent vape stores in the U.S. are almost universally negative in their reaction to the new deeming regulations.
E-cigarette designers may have found a way around the restrictions on maximum e-liquid tank size in the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
British American Tobacco has announced the acquisition of Ten Motives, considered to be the UK’s largest independent e-cigarette company.
The British e-cigarette industry’s advertising spend will drop by 90% after May’s arrival of new restrictions based on the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), according to a government forecast.