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Bulgaria: scope for further development

18th August 2017

Bulgaria
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Market reports

The Bulgarian e-cig market is currently worth BGN78m ($47m in 2017), with 200,000 vapers. Almost one in 20 Bulgarians regularly uses e-cigarettes – nearly half because they can vape in places where smoking is banned. The online channel is undeveloped and most sales are offline. However, we believe there is scope for the market to develop further.

glo - BAT

BAT launches Glo and Dunhill Neostiks on the South Korean HnB market

17th August 2017

Asia
South Korea
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

British American Tobacco (BAT) has launched its Glo device in South Korea, joining Philip Morris International (PMI)’s iQOS in what could be a lively market for heated tobacco products

New bill signals fresh approach to Canada’s e-cig market

16th August 2017

Canada
North America
Market Research
Market reports

        Executive summary   Canada has an active e-cigarette market despite widespread confusion over the legal status of the products. There are still no federal laws related to e-cigarettes; however, Bill S-5, if approved, will become the first federal law on vapour products, unifying the current diverse regulatory framework, establishing a new […]

The Big Five: top chains grow in the South while some go West

16th August 2017

North America
United States
Companies
Market Research
Market reports

Our study of the top five US vape store chains considers how many outlets they have, their geographical distribution, how much they have grown, and how their presence relates to that of smaller chains and independent stores

Heated tobacco and advertising in the European Union

14th August 2017

EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

Heated tobacco products may have an advantage in the EU over both cigarettes and e-cigs as the devices are not classed as tobacco products. It remains to be seen how each country allows them to be promoted

New Zealand - Vera & Jean-Christophe

New Zealand health report suggests stick for cigarettes, carrot for e-cigs

14th August 2017

Australasia
New Zealand
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

A group of public health professionals in New Zealand are recommending a two-pronged approach to cutting smoking – action against combustible cigarettes combined with support for vaping

Malaysia: tough regulation stifles market growth

10th August 2017

Asia
Malaysia
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

ECigIntelligence estimates the Malaysian e-cig market to be worth 513.4m ringgit ($120m) in 2017, with 600,000 vapers. Regulatory uncertainly and a ban on e-cigarettes in some states makes the outlook for future growth pessimistic. This static market is focused on hobbyists and dominated by open system e-cigs, with most vapers using advanced mods with digital screens.

In the Avail Vapor clean room

Avail to make and sell Charlie’s Chalk Dust in new partnership deal

10th August 2017

California
North America
United States
Virginia
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing

Avail Vapor is to manufacture and sell e-liquids for Charlie’s Chalk Dust, a partnership that could signal future policy for the company and perhaps the wider e-cigarette industry

Cigarette production line: photo PMI

Big Tobacco factories switch production from cigarettes to HnB as demand rises

10th August 2017

Asia
EU
Europe
Germany
Greece
Japan
Romania
Russia
South Korea
Switzerland
Companies
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing

Increasing demand for smoke-free products is leading many tobacco companies to open new facilities for heat-not-burn manufacturing – in some cases, even replacing cigarettes.

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FDA extends youth anti-smoking campaign to ENDS products

9th August 2017

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to extend its youth anti-smoking campaign, “The Real Cost”, to e-cigarettes.

E-cig market grows in Czech Republic, fuelled by tobacco regs

9th August 2017

Czech Republic
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

In this August 2017 look at the Czech Republic, we find that the relatively mild regulation of e-cigarettes is apparently fuelling further growth in the sector. The Czech e-cigarette market is also geared more towards open systems, with closed systems being mainly available offline. About half of all e-cigarette sales go through online channel.

Updated: TPD regulatory status country-by-country tracker

8th August 2017

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Estonia
EU
Europe
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Scotland
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Wales
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 […]

Light-touch regulation aids HnB over e-cigs in Japan

7th August 2017

Asia
Japan
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In Japan, heat-not-burn products – and cigarettes – are regulated much more lightly than e-cigs.

Post-TPD online ban hits internet sales in Poland

7th August 2017

Europe
Poland
Market Research
Market reports

Before the TPD, around half of Poland’s e-cig sales were made on the Internet. But now, only a few offshore and B2B operations survive.

Alternative pathway New Zealand - Jocelyn Kinghorn

New Zealand clears a legal path for alternative tobacco products

4th August 2017

Australasia
New Zealand
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

New Zealand is to introduce an amendment to existing laws that will enable the legal introduction of alternative tobacco products such as snus and heat-not-burn devices

Florida’s vape stores: which locations are favoured?

3rd August 2017

Florida
North America
United States
Market Research
Market reports

Our latest look at the Florida e-cig market investigates how vape stores are geographically located and how this distribution is related to the geographical concentration of tobacco stores. We also look at how much of a correlation there is between vape store concentration and the demographic characteristics of cities, such as population, education levels and household income. We identified and verified 477 vape stores and acquired a list of 5738 tobacco retail stores.

From Russian elevators to US taxes, a change is gonna come

3rd August 2017

California
Czech Republic
Estonia
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Kansas
North America
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
United States
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

2017 has already been a significant year in the short history of e-cigarettes – and there is more to come in the remaining five months of a the year