Author: David Palacios Rubio

Wednesday 4pm: final countdown to the PMTA deadline

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 7th September 2020 || News analysis |

The final deadline for premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) for e-cig products in the US is now imminent, with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially setting it at 4pm on 9th September ...

Swedish Chemicals Agency swings in line with TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th January 2019 || News analysis |

The Swedish Chemicals Agency has changed its interpretation regarding e-liquids with nicotine concentration over 17 mg/ml. As ECigIntelligence reported a few months ago, authorities required both producers and consumers to obtain a permit for the sale and use of...

JT shows two new higher-temp HnB devices for Japan

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || News analysis |

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...

Austria beefs up regulatory stance with Non-Smoking Act

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || News analysis |

Austria has recently tightened up its regulatory stance with the Non Smoking Act (Nichtraucherschutzgesetz) restricting the purchasing age for e-cigs and similar tobacco products to 18 years old, from 1st January 2019. Previously, the minimum age for buying...

Imperial aims for a return to the top with new Myblu lines

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th July 2018 || News analysis |

Imperial Brands is to launch its Myblu Intense nicotine salt e-liquid in the US “later this month”, following its roll-out in UK supermarkets. Meanwhile, the next edition of its hardware for the Myblu pod system has become available...

As cigarette sales fall, PMI and JT plan further HnB investment

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th February 2018 || News analysis |

As tobacco giants Philip Morris International (PMI) and Japan Tobacco (JT) have been hit by falling tobacco sales, revenues from their e-cigarette and heat-not-burn (HnB) portfolios have increased. As they plan further investments to increase their market presence,...

Heated tobacco on the agenda as European Commission mulls next TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 2nd December 2017 || News analysis |

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” ...

Poland considering lower e-liquid tax proposal

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th October 2017 || News analysis |

A proposed lower tax rate for e-liquids is not getting a positive reception among Poland's e-cig industry, with manufacturers continuing to claim that if the proposal is passed it will destroy the vaping...