Search Results: IQOS

Regulatory report: Netherlands, January 2022

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 10th January 2022 || Regulatory reports |

The Dutch government continues to implement all the anti-tobacco requirements of the National Prevention Agreement (NPA). This report details current and near future vaping regulations in the Netherlands ...

General market report: Italy’s unstable market

Written by Carlo Infurna || 15th February 2021 || Market reports |

The Italian vaping market has been volatile in recent years due to internal and external factors – fast-changing regulatory and taxing environments, plus EVALI and Covid-19. This report takes a general look at the market ...

Market report: South Korea – times of change

Written by Hèctor Rodríguez Tubau || 13th August 2020 || Market reports |

Government restrictions on the sector, a pending e-liquid tax rise, heated tobacco popularity, and the impact of the 2019 vape crisis seem to be the main reasons for market contraction in South Korea ...

Switzerland’s leading heated tobacco brands

Written by ECigIntelligence || 28th January 2020 || Charts and infographics |

ECigIntelligence analysis identifies the most sold heated tobacco consumable, which is consistent with online trends showing the brands garnering the most interest. For more insights including forecasts, market shares and retailer survey analysis, see the full Switzerland market...

IQOS more familiar in Canada than US

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th December 2019 || Charts and infographics |

The ECigIntelligence consumer survey has highlighted that there is a significantly higher percentage of Canadians that have tried iQOS compared to US respondents. This is probably because IQOS was not launched in the US at the time of...

IQOS growth slows as market matures

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd December 2019 || Charts and infographics |

After the 2014 launch of IQOS in Japan, its market share grew rapidly but now sees a slower growth rate due to a mature heated tobacco market and more competition. To see the in-depth analysis of iQOS, see...

Open systems dominate South Africa online: market report

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 18th July 2019 || Market reports |

The e-cig market in South Africa is worth ZAR450m in 2019 ($32.3m) and growing, with 150,000 vapers in the country and an estimated 55,000 daily users (around 36%). Check out the new ECigIntelligence report, looking across the top...

Japan remains premier test market for new HnB devices

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th May 2019 || Business briefing |

Japan continues to be the leading test market for heated tobacco products, with two new devices recently launched – including the world’s first device which works with ordinary cigarettes. SMV Japan, which lays claim to being the country’s first...

Regulations fuel growth: Canada market report

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 15th March 2019 || Market reports |

In our latest look at the Canadian market, we find that most sales come through the offline channel. More mainstream retail outlets have started to carry e-cigarette products and e-liquids were cheaper in physical shops compared to online...

JT shows two new higher-temp HnB devices for Japan

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || Business briefing |

Japan Tobacco (JT) is launching two new heat-not-burn (HnB) devices in the Japanese market on 29th January as it tries to catch up with Philip Morris International (PMI)’s IQOS and British American Tobacco (BAT)’s Glo in its home...

Republic of Ireland regulatory report

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 10th January 2019 || Regulatory reports |

This regulatory report on Ireland includes updates on labelling and packaging, upcoming restrictions on retail, including a ban on sales to minors, public usage, advertising and marketing, and taxation ...

Greece focus group would recommend IQOS ahead of vaping

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 19th October 2018 || Market reports |

An ECigIntelligence-conducted a focus group with eight Greek IQOS users. We found that health was given as the main motivation to start using IQOS, while friends were the main influence. All of the participants said they would recommend...

Things heat up as the e-cig continues to evolve

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th September 2018 || Market reports |

In a shift from the more traditional e-cigs, which heat e-liquid to produce a vapour which is then inhaled, heated tobacco devices apply controlled heat to tobacco. Here ECigIntelligence looks at the latest innovation in closer detail ...

Shake and vape gains ground: UK market report

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 17th August 2018 || Market reports |

In our latest look at the market in the UK, we surveyed vape stores across the country to get a picture of their current business. We found shake and vape and multipacks are gaining ground in the British...

Physical stores dominate: Denmark market report

Written by Veronika Sianko || 7th June 2018 || Market reports |

Two years on from transposing the TPD, we can see physical stores leading Denmark’s e-cigarette retail market. However we believe an increase in availability of e-cigarettes through online vape stores is probable ...

Online still dominates: Spain market report

Written by Nicolás Leonardo Dejtiar || 21st February 2018 || Market reports |

In our latest look at the Spanish market, we see that open system products dominate, online remains the most important distribution channel and IQOS is the only Big Tobacco e-cig product currently available ...

Could the TPD allow for reduced-risk claims?

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 6th December 2017 || 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...

Swiss market dominated by open advanced systems

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 5th December 2017 || 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...

Greece shifts towards shake and vape

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 20th November 2017 || Market reports |

Since the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was implemented, the Greek e-cigarette market has shifted towards using shake and vape e-liquids, as they are exempt from the new tax ...

Open systems dominate markets across the Baltic States

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 14th September 2017 || Market reports |

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, collectively known as the Baltic states have a total population of around 6m and share common political traits, economies and history. In our latest report, we estimate the Baltic states’ e-cig market is currently...

Malaysia: tough regulation stifles market growth

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 10th August 2017 || 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...

Industry expecting growth of undeveloped Serbia market

Written by Veronika Sianko || 25th July 2017 || Market reports |

In this July 2017 report we find that the Serbian e-cigarette market is rather undeveloped, but along with the local industry we expect growth. Electronic cigarettes are only partially regulated, with an advertisement ban and excise duty on...

Japan market fragmented with sales concentrated online

Written by Veronika Sianko || 15th June 2017 || Market reports |

        Executive summary   Electronic cigarettes have started to gain popularity after a sharp increase in tobacco taxes. The market of reduced-risk products in Japan seems to be dominated by heated tobacco rather than e-cigarettes,...

E-liquid tax having negative impact on Portugal market

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th December 2016 || Market reports |

Due to a tax on e-liquids containing nicotine, most e-liquid bought in Portugal is nicotine free. Vapers are then adding nicotine separately to avoid increasing the price. However, a lot of sales are occurring across the border in...

Greece enjoys return to growth ahead of TPD deadline

Written by ECigIntelligence || 23rd November 2016 || Market reports |

In this ECigIntelligence report, we find that two years on from the first period of strong growth, 2016 seems to have been a good year for the Greek e-cigarette market as it has experienced its second “boom”. Although...

Big Tobacco encouraged by research on heat-not-burn

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th December 2015 || Business briefing |

Are big tobacco companies starting to favour heat-not-burn technology over e-cigarettes? While none has shown any signs of overtly stepping away from e-cigs, and such a move is unlikely, much enthusiasm and investment within the tobacco industry seems...

ECigIntelligence style guide: specific style points

Written by Aidan Semmens || 1st January 1900 || Resources |

When in doubt, if a particular issue isn’t covered here, it’s worth checking what we’ve done on the site before. Remember, however, that style evolves and some specifics may have changed – notably in such things as capital initials...

ECigIntelligence style guide: notes for analysts

Written by Aidan Semmens || 1st January 1900 || Resources |

This is a shortened version of the style A-Z, containing only those items which may be of particular relevance or use to analysts.   AIO – spell out all-in-one in full on first mention (AIO in brackets) attribution...