Author: David Palacios Rubio

Poland considering lower e-liquid tax proposal

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 24th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Poland
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
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...

Glo ‘could transform’ tobacco consumption in Russia, says BAT

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 23rd October 2017 || Business briefing |

Russia
Companies
Heated tobacco
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced the launch of its Glo heat-not-burn (HnB) device in Russia, where the device can be bought online and Neosticks consumables will be available in branded stores ...

From Russian elevators to US taxes, a change is gonna come

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 3rd August 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

California
Czech Republic
Estonia
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Kansas
North America
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
United States
Companies
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
2017 has already been a significant year in the short history of e-cigarettes – and there is more to come in the remaining five months of a the year ...

Von Erl prepares international expansion in hook-up with Fontem

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 12th July 2017 || Business briefing |

Austria
Europe
Netherlands
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
The Austrian e-cigarette company Von Erl has gone into what it describes as a partnership with Imperial Brands subsidiary Fontem Ventures, the makers of blu, in the hope of boosting its international expansion ...

Korean tobacco giant prepares to enter competitive HnB market

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 5th July 2017 || Business briefing |

Asia
South Korea
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
South Korea’s largest tobacco manufacturer, KT&G, is to start selling a new heat-not-burn (HnB) product, in direct competition with PMI’s iQOS and BAT’s Glo...

Euro survey finds one in 10 who want to quit smoking turn to e-cigs

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 15th June 2017 || Business briefing |

Czech Republic
Denmark
EU
Europe
France
Germany
Ireland
Lithuania
Romania
Sweden
United Kingdom
Market Research
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
One in ten Europeans who have tried to give up smoking have used e-cigarettes or similar devices to help them, according to a wide-ranging public opinion survey for the European...

Some Japanese quit with e-cigs, but most prefer willpower

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th May 2017 || Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Business briefing
E-cigarettes are more popular than they are successful as smoking cessation aids in Japan, according to a recent study which suggests they should therefore “not be recommended or...
GFN 2017 - Global Forum on Nicotine

‘Lack of trust leads to needlessly repressive anti-vaping legislation’

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 20th April 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
Poland
United States
Health
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Sociologist Amelia Howard will tell the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw that a lack of trust in the e-cigarette industry leads governments around the world to introduce harsh measures against a low-risk...
Ethan Nadelmann

Drug policy reformer Nadelmann to address Global Forum on Nicotine

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 6th March 2017 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
North America
Poland
United States
Policy and Politics
Business briefing
Ethan Nadelmann, widely regarded as the outstanding U.S. proponent of drug policy reform around the world, is to share his views on the links between policy and harm reduction at this summer’s Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN)....