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Heated tobacco: expanding the market for reduced-risk nicotine?

23rd June 2017

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Competing with both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products are increasingly being launched by Big Tobacco companies, which have the deep pockets and experience with tobacco needed for R&D.

Netherlands: online sales to the fore as users turn to eGo style

22nd June 2017

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Netherlands
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Our updated assessment of the Dutch e-cigarette market finds a further decrease in the vaping population, while online sales, predominantly of open system kits, are driven by a shift away from cigalikes.

Updated database: European and Asian e-cigarette stakeholders

22nd June 2017

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Use our newly updated directory of stakeholders in the European and Asian e-cigarette world to find the most relevant organisations in every country.

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Singapore plans to close a loophole and ban e-cigarettes completely

21st June 2017

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Singapore
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Singapore is seeking views on a proposed legal amendment – almost certain to be passed – that would completely ban e-cigarettes from the country by closing a loophole by which personal imports are currently allowed.

New studies examine HnB’s nicotine delivery and consumer reactions

21st June 2017

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Japan
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New research shines a little light on how Japanese consumers are reacting to iQOS, and how HnB products compare with both combustibles and e-cigarettes on the crucial question of nicotine delivery.

Netherlands: early applier of TPD brings non-nicotine e-cigs into line

21st June 2017

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Europe
Netherlands
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The Netherlands was the first country in the EU to implement the TPD and its regulation of vaping products closely follows the European template. It has latterly brought the regulation of non-nicotine e-cigarettes into line with that of nicotine-containing products.

Growth in US mainstream retail – Nielsen data under scrutiny

20th June 2017

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United States
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ECigIntelligence analyses the mainstream US retail channels, such as convenience stores, smoke shops and supermarkets, where a majority of American e-cigarette users buy their primary devices.

UK vape store owners optimistic following TPD implementation

20th June 2017

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United Kingdom
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In our latest survey of the UK market, we find that sales of e-liquids generated around 60% of revenue. The e-liquid market is fragmented, while the hardware sector is much more consolidated. Top five brands of devices reported gather around 60% of the market in comparison with top five e-liquid brands that gather around 20%. Fruit and menthol were reported as the most popular flavours.

France: how vape stores are faring across the country

19th June 2017

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France
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Our survey of French vape stores, conducted in April and May 2017, analyses detailed responses from 165 store managers, representing 548 stores across 12 of the 13 mainland regions of France.

Sweden and Luxembourg complete the full European TPD line-up

19th June 2017

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Sweden
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Regulatory briefing

Sweden’s transposition of the TPD will come into force on 1st July, bringing the EU regulation of e-cigarettes into national law. Luxembourg will follow a month later, completing the full set of 28 EU members.

U.S. state law tracker beta

19th June 2017

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This is a beta version of our newly improved U.S. state-by-state legislation tracker.
This map focuses exclusively on state law; federal and local law are not considered.

Japan market fragmented with sales concentrated online

15th June 2017

Asia
Japan
Marketing and Retailing
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In this June 2017 look at the Japan market, we find that electronic cigarettes have started to gain popularity after a sharp increase in tobacco taxes. The market of reduced risk products appears to be dominated by heated tobacco rather than e-cigarettes, with iQOS leading the market for heated tobacco. The Japanese e-cig market can also be considered rather fragmented.

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It’s confusion as usual after UK election, and no change for e-cigs

15th June 2017

Europe
United Kingdom
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Regulatory briefing

The future of Britain’s involvement with the European Union, and with it the future of e-cig regulation in the country, remains as unclear as everything else after an inconclusive result in the UK’s latest general election.

Euro survey finds one in 10 who want to quit smoking turn to e-cigs

15th June 2017

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One in ten Europeans who have tried to give up smoking have used e-cigarettes or similar devices to help them, according to a wide-ranging public opinion survey for the European Commission.

Spanish focus group highlights lack of brand loyalty among vapers

14th June 2017

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In April 2017, ECigIntelligence conducted a focus group with five Spanish e-cig users. The participants were recruited through a chain of vape shops and using social media. The participants were asked to discuss their e-cig usage habits, their hardware and e-liquids’ preferences, as well as, their purchase channels.

Ireland: how TPD regulations apply in the Emerald Isle

14th June 2017

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Europe
Ireland
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Regulatory reports

The interpretation of the European TPD by the Irish Department of Health has resulted in a slightly more restrictive stance towards e-cigarettes in the Republic of Ireland than in the neighbouring UK, but there is no nationwide ban on public vaping and nicotine-free liquids are unaffected by the regulations.

US Navy under fire for banning e-cigs on explosive safety grounds

13th June 2017

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United States
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Regulatory briefing

The US Navy’s suspension of the use and even possession of e-cigarettes on ships, submarines and aircraft has been sharply criticised by supporters of the vaping industry.

Canada’s e-cigarette bill moves closer to becoming law at last

12th June 2017

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The bill which should at last give Canada a clear regulatory framework for e-cigarettes has passed through the Senate and now needs only the official approval of the House of Commons to become law.

Citizens’ petition seeks clarity, compliance extension from FDA

9th June 2017

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United States
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A citizens’ petition to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for the agency to publish a revised guidance document and further extend the deadlines for compliance.

France: e-cigarette distribution through the tobacconist channel

9th June 2017

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Europe
France
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ECigIntelligence estimates that between 10% and 15% of the French e-cigarette market is taken by tobacconist stores – and after a troubled start, their market share is growing, with more than half of all tobacconists in France now selling vaping products.

Poland: a stringent approach to vapour products

8th June 2017

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Poland
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ECigIntelligence brings you updated detail on the state of Polish regulation of e-cigarette products following transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive into national law, and reports on how the rules are being enforced in practice.

Distance sales banned in Latvia as TPD is transposed

8th June 2017

Europe
Latvia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

ECigIntelligence examines the post-TPD state of e-cigarette regulation in Latvia, including the distance sales ban, taxation, registration, and retailer requirements.