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The challenging quest to create a brand that’s the Apple of e-cigs

14th December 2017

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Marketing & retailing

While other electrical items quickly throw up a clear brand leader (whether they’re a better product or not), no “Apple of e-cigs” – rapidly picked up on by tastemakers for its must-have designer appeal – has yet emerged

Vapers in the Philippines are urged to take a considerate approach

14th December 2017

Asia
Philippines
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Vaping advocates in the Philippines are keen to encourage considerate and responsible use of e-cigarettes, including not vaping where smoking is not allowed, in the hope of forestalling potential tough regulation

Russia vape survey: more use e-cigs just because they like it

13th December 2017

Europe
Russia
Market Research
Market reports

Our consumer survey of Russian vapers finds dual use drops off more slowly than in other major markets, while more Russians take up vaping purely for enjoyment, including a substantial number who have never smoked

Massachusetts pondering 20 cents per ml tax on e-liquids

11th December 2017

Massachusetts
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A new proposal being considered by the General Court of Massachusetts would impose an excise tax of 20 cents per ml of e-liquid in the state

Los Angeles: proactively restricting e-cigarettes

11th December 2017

California
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Los Angeles takes an active approach towards electronic cigarettes, including them in the definition of tobacco products for purposes of the Tobacco Retailing License and public smoking restrictions

Florida constitution commission backs workplace vaping ban unanimously

11th December 2017

Florida
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission has unanimously approved a proposal by a former state senator to ban vaping in enclosed workplaces across the state

Could the TPD allow for reduced-risk claims?

6th December 2017

Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Nearly all EU member states have interpreted article 13 of the European TPD to ban all claims related to health in the absence of a medical certificate. However, there may be a pathway to a reduced-risk classification

Swiss market dominated by open advanced systems

5th December 2017

Europe
Switzerland
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

The Swiss market is dominated by open advanced systems mostly purchased offline. Due to the country’s nicotine ban Switzerland seems an ideal market for shake and vape e-liquids. Foreign shake and vape e-liquids, mostly imported from the U.S., are at the forefront, but several domestic e-liquid brands also produce large format nicotine-free e-liquids.

Updated: TPD regulatory status country-by-country tracker

5th December 2017

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World
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

  ECigIntelligence is dedicated to bringing you up-to-date information on the world’s e-cigarette markets. With the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) now in practical effect across the EU, this newly updated regulatory status tracker (below) complements our suite of TPD information available to subscribers. The suite also includes a regulatory tracker of current e-cig […]

Update: product restrictions combined tracker

5th December 2017

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Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
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England
Estonia
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Europe
Finland
France
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Portugal
Romania
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Slovakia
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Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Wales
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

Our new product restrictions combined tracker puts together five key ECigIntelligence EU Tobacco Products Directive trackers for your convenience. The transitional period tracker, banned ingredients tracker, health warnings tracker, non-nicotine classification tracker, and the food and cosmetic products in labelling tracker.

Updated: combined TPD notifications tracker

5th December 2017

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
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Estonia
EU
Europe
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France
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Regulatory trackers

For ease of use and convenience, ECigIntelligence has combined four trackers together into a single document. This new tracker brings together the TPD product notifications tracker, the other notifications tracker, the TPD standstill tracker, and the TPD notification fees tracker into a single Excel document.

New quarterly online e-liquid and hardware price tracking for the US

5th December 2017

North America
United States
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports
Marketing & retailing

ECigIntelligence has launched a new long-term project to track the online pricing of e-liquid products and hardware categories on the US’s most visited online vape stores

FDA extends deadline for Philip Morris IQOS comments

4th December 2017

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline for comments on Philip Morris International’s (PMI’s) modified risk tobacco product application (MRTPA) for its IQOS heated tobacco device and Heatstick consumables.

Totally Wicked opts to stay in US after FDA postponement

4th December 2017

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Business briefing

Totally Wicked has decided to not close its business in the US, following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to postpone important compliance deadlines.

Clouder on Seedrs

Online retailer aims for express e-cig deliveries

4th December 2017

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
Marketing & retailing

A new website aiming to break into the British e-cigarette market with express deliveries has reached the halfway point in its crowd-funding round with under a month to go. Clouder – a UK-based third-party online aggregator for vape shops and e-cig companies – is attempting to raise £100,000 on Seedrs, a popular equity crowd-funding website.

Online sales: the impact of Amazon, eBay and the web’s mega-retailers

4th December 2017

Asia
Australasia
Australia
China
England
EU
Europe
France
Germany
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

Internet retailing platforms have had a big impact in bringing buyers and sellers together in many sectors – but they have had a limited effect on the e-cigarette market so far. However, they have the potential to become more significant in future, despite a sometimes stringent regulatory environment.

Regulatory tracker: current global regulation of e-cigs

4th December 2017

Africa
Asia
Australasia
India
South America
World
Regulatory trackers

Our regularly updated tracker details e-cigarette regulation around the world on key issues such as taxation, public vaping, advertising and sales restrictions.

Heated tobacco on the agenda as European Commission mulls next TPD

2nd December 2017

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Tighter regulation “is on the way” for e-cigs, according to the European Commission’s commissioner for health and food safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, who sees “possibilities”  for “stronger regulation” to “stop advertising and online sales”

Regulatory tracker: current regulation of e-cigs in Europe

1st December 2017

Austria
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Regulatory trackers

Use the tabs at the top of the map to select a specific regulatory field. Clicking on an individual country will bring up much more detail in the panel below, including links to legislation and ECigIntelligence coverage of that market.   Additions for December 2017: Austria public vaping ban 2018 Germany Federal Court of Justice […]

Update: US state law tracker

1st December 2017

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Texas
United States
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Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory trackers

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.

Updated database: key global e-cigarette markets

30th November 2017

Africa
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Australasia
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France
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Italy
North America
Poland
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Companies
Market Research
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Databases

ECigIntelligence’s global e-cigarette market database, produced exclusively for Platinum subscribers, includes market size estimates; smoking rates; vaping statistics; form factors; online and offline pricing; distribution channels; brands and chains; and key contacts.