Author: David Palacios Rubio

Advantage BAT in the race to open up US for heated tobacco

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 30th July 2018 || Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
North America
South Korea
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
British American Tobacco (BAT) has a chance to steal a march on its Big Tobacco rivals in the heated-tobacco market after the company became the first to receive approval to sell a heat-not-burn device in the US ...

PMI runs into trouble with UK government over IQOS ads

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Philip Morris International (PMI) is seeking an “urgent meeting” with the UK Department of Health after being told to stop advertising its heated tobacco device IQOS ...

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

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th July 2018 || Business briefing |

North America
United Kingdom
Companies
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
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...

Russian ministries disagree over planned e-cig legislation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Russia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
A draft bill to regulate the use of nicotine-containing e-cigarettesin Russia has received the approval of the Ministry of Economic Development – but the Ministry of Health considers the proposal “a conflict of laws” ...

Netherlands pulls out of international e-cig and tobacco committees

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 6th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Netherlands
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Netherlands is pulling out of a number of international e-cigarette and tobacco committees, blaming industry interference, but will carry on with regulation of heated tobacco and nicotine-free e-cigs ...

Imperial planning further pushes ahead into smokeless market

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st May 2018 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Business briefing
Imperial Brands will focus on its next generation portfolio and expand its e-cigarette Myblu into new markets in order to give itself a better alternative to traditional tobacco products ...

PMI: ‘no ceiling in sight for heated tobacco products’

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 18th May 2018 || Business briefing |

Asia
EU
Europe
Japan
North America
South Korea
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Philip Morris International expects its reduced-risk portfolio and continued good performance in Asian countries to continue to drive growth and aims to have at least 30% of its shipment volume to consist of new tobacco products by...

PMI and Altria report cigarettes down, HnB and vapour up

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 2nd May 2018 || Business briefing |

Asia
EU
Europe
Japan
North America
South Korea
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
While sales of traditional cigarettes continue to decline worldwide, PMI is increasingly relying on its heated-tobacco device IQOS to buoy up its financial results, particularly through sales in Japan and Korea ...

E-cigarettes without nicotine ‘not legal’ in Greece

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th April 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Greece
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Greek Ministry of Health recently published a statement on its website that electronic cigarettes without nicotine are not legal in the country “in accordance with national and European...

Italian stores will have to show vaping turnover in order to get a licence

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 28th March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency (AAMS) has issued a decree preventing anyone except licensed vape stores, pharmacies and parapharmacies from retailing e-liquids. It sets a new “prevalence criterion” to determine which shops qualify ...

Cigarette production ends as PMI turns Greek plant over to HnB consumables

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 26th March 2018 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
Greece
Romania
Russia
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
Philip Morris International has ceased production of traditional cigarettes at its Papastratos factory in the Athens suburb of Aspropyrgos in Greece, which will now manufacture only Heets, the tobacco sticks for IQOS ...

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

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th February 2018 || Business briefing |

Asia
EU
Europe
Japan
North America
World
Companies
Heated tobacco
Business briefing
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,...

Innocigs replaces eGo model after German child-proofing problem

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 26th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Germany
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
E-cigarette sellers in the EU should put pressure on their Chinese suppliers to improve child-proofing, according to a company which has recently withdrawn one of its products from...

EU’s safety agency gets on board with guidelines for lithium batteries

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 19th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
As the debate on the safety of lithium batteries continues, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published guidelines and recommendations about the carriage of e-cig batteries on flights. The agency of the European Union with regulatory and executive...

Israel set to tackle e-cig regulation with a clampdown on advertising

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 15th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Asia
Israel
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Israel is in the process of taking a new approach to the advertising of new tobacco-related products, with a likely ban on all advertising of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products anywhere but in print and at retail locations...

Brussels postpones tax decision on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 12th January 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Belgium
EU
Europe
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The European Commission has said it will review the future tax situation of e-cigarettes and heated-tobacco products in 2019, and will not propose a revision of the Directive 2011/64/EU on excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco now ...

Heated tobacco on the agenda as European Commission mulls next TPD

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 2nd December 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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” ...

The way ahead: Big Tobacco looks to a smoke-free next generation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 20th November 2017 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Big Tobacco is moving towards a smoke-free future, with all the leading companies indicating a focus in 2018 on next generation products, whether e-cigarettes or heated tobacco products ...

The Arabian Gulf and Maghreb – widely separated on e-cig regulation

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th November 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Africa
Algeria
Asia
Bahrain
Kuwait
Libya
Mauritania
Middle East
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
There are enormous differences between the so-called Arab nations of the Gulf and the Maghreb – not least in their very different approaches to e-cigs and their users ...