Author: David Palacios Rubio

US Federal Trade Commission sues Altria over Juul investment

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 3rd April 2020 || Business briefing |

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking tobacco manufacturer Altria to court over its acquisition of a 35% stake in shares in Juul, alleging that the agreement between the two companies violated federal antitrust laws ...

Tobacco 21 law signed in Wyoming and Florida; Alaska moves forward

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

Alaska
Florida
North America
United States
Wyoming
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Wyoming and Florida are the two latest US jurisdictions to adopt new e-cigarette regulations that will increase the legal age to purchase tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – while other states such Alaska are moving ahead with new...

US FDA suspends all vape store inspections for at least a month

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 20th March 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

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COVID-19
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The US Food and Administration (FDA) has decided to issue “a partial stop work order” for the external companies that are carrying out product compliance checks and vape store inspections ...

Juul suspends all sales in Indonesia, faces probe by coalition of US states

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th February 2020 || Business briefing |

Asia
Canada
Florida
Indonesia
Massachusetts
Michigan
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Texas
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Less than a year after launching in the country, Juul Labs is stopping selling all its products in Indonesia while it puts new measures in place to combat under-age purchases. Juul also faces further legal action in the...

Altria investment value in Juul drops by 65% in a year

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 31st January 2020 || Business briefing |

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United States
Virginia
Companies
Heated tobacco
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The investment value of Altria in e-cig company Juul fell by 65% in almost a year due to the recent developments in the US affecting the brand ...

The good, the bad and the uncertain – what lies ahead for vaping in 2020?

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 23rd January 2020 || Business briefing |

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2019 was a heated year for the vaping industry worldwide, with a lot happening on both the regulatory and market fronts. So how is 2020 shaping up? ...

Juul halts sale of mint pods ahead of new FDA guidance on flavours

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th November 2019 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

North America
United States
Companies
Flavours
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Marketing and Retailing
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Marketing & retailing
E-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs is halting sales of its mint flavour after the publication of a survey by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that shows an increase in the use of e-cigarettes among high school...

White House reviewing new FDA guidance on flavoured e-cigs

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 29th October 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
FDA
Flavours
Policy and Politics
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The White House has received the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s final version of its guideline on flavoured e-cigarettes currently on sale without premarket authorisation ...

New York state e-cig ban on hold until 18th October, court rules

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 4th October 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

New York
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United States
Marketing and Retailing
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Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has put on hold the emergency regulation banning the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes that governor Andrew Cuomo adopted on 18th...

Juul withdraws support from bid to overturn San Francisco e-cig ban

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 3rd October 2019 || Business briefing |

California
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United States
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Major brands
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After being the main financial backer of the campaign to overturn San Francisco’s vaping ban on November’s public ballot, Juul has changed its mind and decided to withdraw all support from the organising group ...

Two more US state governors issue e-liquid prohibitions by decree

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 26th September 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Massachusetts
North America
Rhode Island
United States
Flavours
Health
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Massachusetts and Rhode Island have joined the list of US states that have banned sales of e-liquids since the lung illness outbreak that was declared at the end of August ...

Kevin Burns quits as Juul CEO amid global criticism of the company

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th September 2019 || Business briefing |

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Kevin Burns has resigned as CEO of Juul Labs, to be replaced immediately by K.C. Crosthwaite, senior vice president and chief strategy and growth officer of tobacco giant Altria, which owns a 35% stake in Juul ...

Michigan becomes first US state to ban sales of flavoured e-cigs

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 4th September 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Michigan
North America
United States
Flavours
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Michigan state governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a “unilateral decision” to prohibit the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes, making it the first US state to implement such a ban ...

First death from mysterious lung condition affecting US vapers

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th August 2019 || Regulatory briefing |

Illinois
North America
United States
Health
Regulatory briefing
A person who had “recently vaped” has died in Illinois after being hospitalised for severe respiratory illness. The death escalates to a new level the sudden emergence of unexplained lung conditions among vapers, most of them young, across...