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San Francisco considers e-cig ban, FDA looks at stopping the sale of pods

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 20th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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Pressure on the US vapour industry has increased yet again. Local legislators in San Francisco are attempting to ban e-cig sales entirely, while the FDA commissioner is pondering more action against pods ...

Mixed responses to Gottlieb’s departure from the FDA hot-seat

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th March 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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The news that Scott Gottlieb would be stepping down as FDA commissioner has elicited a predictably mixed response from those involved in US public health, tobacco control and the vaping industry ...

Next-generation products drive profits for British American Tobacco

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 1st March 2019 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco’s (BAT) 2018 financial results were driven by its reduced risk portfolio, which includes products such as Vuse and Vype and Glo ...

PMI credits ‘robust’ performance for revenue growth

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 8th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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Executives at Philip Morris International (PMI) say the company closed out a “challenging” year with a “robust” performance, with a net revenue of $29.6bn in 2018, up 3.1% on the previous year ...

Illinois tries again as Tobacco 21 gains ground across several states

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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Several US states have recently introduced initiatives aimed at fighting what health regulators have termed the “youth vaping epidemic” by increasing the purchasing age for tobacco and vaping products to 21 ...

US states place e-cigarette taxes among budget proposals

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th February 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

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State budget proposals for the 2020 fiscal year that would apply new taxes to e-cigarette products are under consideration in a number of US states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Montana ...

Industry and stakeholders react to US Surgeon General’s advisory

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 21st December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Tuesday’s advisory on e-cigarettes from US Surgeon General Jerome Adams sparked a response from relevant actors for the industry that fell along the usual lines; industry members indicated displeasure with the advisory, while some tobacco control groups and...

Californian senators aim to get ahead of the FDA with flavours ban

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 12th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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California legislators are aiming to ban flavoured e-liquids and tobacco, singling out “fruit, chocolate, vanilla, honey, candy, cocoa, dessert, alcoholic beverage, menthol, mint, wintergreen, herb or spice” flavours ...

Good science supports e-cig flavours, claims industry association

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 11th December 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is committed to science-based regulation, one industry association is using the existing science on flavours to fight against the agency’s policy plans ...

Altria kills off MarkTen and Green Smoke brands, buys into cannabis

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th December 2018 || Business briefing |

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US tobacco giant Altria is to stop selling its MarkTen and Green Smoke e-cig brands, just days after speculation emerged that it was close to buying a substantial stake in Juul Labs. The company is also investing heavily...

Avail adopts pharma’s strategy – and pharma business strategist

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 27th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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As American federal regulators get tougher on flavours, and brands such as Juul are two-stepping to avoid the proverbial stick, companies like Avail Vapor see a way of making tough regulation work in their favour ...

Brands leap to toe the FDA’s not-yet-drawn line on youth access

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 22nd November 2018 || Business briefing |

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A number of vaping manufacturers will restrict advertising and sales in support of the US FDA campaign against youth access to e-cigarettes – before they even know full details of the agency’s plans ...

Vitamin vapes – trending now, but do they actually work?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 20th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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A long-standing niche habit of vaping vitamins appears to be becoming a trend in the US. The big question, though, is: Does it work? And the answer appears to be: Probably not really ...

CDC: high school vaping up by 78% in a year, flavours used more widely

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 16th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released long-anticipated new figures from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), showing a sharp year-on-year increase in the number of high school and middle school students who vape...

Florida passes the bundle, Montana and South Dakota reject taxes

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th November 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Florida’s amendment which controversially bundled an offshore drilling ban with an indoor vaping ban was passed by voters on midterm election day with around 68% approval. But in Montana and South Dakota tax plans were rejected ...

San Fran ban inspires California trend against flavoured e-liquids

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 29th October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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After passing a public vote this summer, the San Francisco ban on e-liquid flavours has had a wildfire-like effect in California. The various bans affect all flavours except tobacco-flavoured e-liquids ...

Altria to stop selling pods and many flavours in US

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 26th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Tobacco company Altria has told the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it will stop selling e-cigarette pods and most non-tobacco flavours in the...

VapExpo promises to gather all the top names to Las Vegas show

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 17th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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A vape expo which organisers say will be one of the biggest events of the year for the e-cig industry will take place in Las Vegas on 9th and 10th November, in conjunction with a CBD show at...

Juul buys ‘world online leader’ VMR in $75m deal

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 17th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Juul Labs has bought VMR – “the world’s largest online e-cigarette retailer” – from High Praise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huabao International Holdings of Hong Kong, for $75m ...

Juul goes on attack against copycats it says attract under-age users

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 8th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Juul Labs has lodged a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against products it says infringe Juul’s patents by copying its “technological innovations” and “elegant designs” ...

DC vapour tax rise set to be followed by others across the US

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 1st October 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US is set for a series of tax rises on vapour products, starting with a considerable increase in DC today. Proposals for further increases are in the pipeline in Chicago, Montana and New Jersey ...

‘Not on my watch’: Gottlieb escalates FDA war on youth vaping

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 19th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The US FDA has stepped up its campaign against the youth vaping “epidemic” with the launch of a large-scale education programme, threats to tighten compliance requirements, and a reiteration of its concern over flavours ...

At least FDA warnings opened a dialogue, say rebuked companies

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 6th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Vaping companies warned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over products considered attractive to kids have told ECigIntelligence how the process worked out, and that it had benefits as well as irritations ...

Governor Rauner raises a rumpus by vetoing Tobacco 21 bill

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th September 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Illinois governor Bruce Rauner has been accused of “failing children” in the state after he vetoed legislation that would have made 21 the minimum purchasing age for tobacco and vaping products ...

Montana court rejects bid to reword ballot on tobacco tax

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 21st August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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The Montana Supreme Court has voted to reject a bid to rewrite a citizen’s initiative ballot which, it is claimed, is phrased in a prejudicial, incorrect and confusing way ...