Author: Freddie Dawson

US state-level regulation paused as lawmakers go into lockdown

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st April 2020 || Regulatory briefing |

North America
United States
COVID-19
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
With president Donald Trump announcing social distancing and other measures being extended until the end of April it seems unlikely many US state legislatures will choose to end their adjournments soon ...

UK government has no intention of taxing vaping…yet

Written by Freddie Dawson || 24th August 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The UK treasury has confirmed that it has “no current plans” to introduce a tax on vaping products, despite reports in some media that taxation was being prepared to help prop up the ailing NHS ...

Will vaping industry take a beating in tariffs round two or three?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 16th July 2018 || Business briefing |

Asia
China
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Business briefing
The initial round of trade tariffs imposed on China by the Trump administration is not expected to have much impact on the vapour industry – but a forthcoming second round could specifically include vaping products ...

UK’s tax plans include a new category for heated tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th July 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
Heated-tobacco products are to receive their own taxation category and rate in the UK. A rate and commencement date for the duty on tobacco consumables for heat-not-burn (HnB) products will be announced in the autumn budget ...

Scots to consult on their vision for a tobacco-free future

Written by Freddie Dawson || 27th June 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
Scotland
United Kingdom
Health
Heated tobacco
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing
The Scottish government will consult on a range of new regulations for reduced-risk products, including further restrictions on e-cig advertising, banning some flavours in Hnb products, and banning their public use ...

As British as roast beef – UK reveals its dream vaping flavours

Written by Freddie Dawson || 7th May 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Flavours
Marketing and Retailing
Marketing & retailing
In another media coup for British American Tobacco (BAT) and its subsidiary VIP, a light-hearted survey of vaper flavour wish lists has been making the news rounds. And it turns out Brits just love their roast dinners ...

Heat-not-burn products rise as cigarette sales fall in Japan

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th February 2018 || Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Reduced-risk products have severely impacted sales of conventional cigarettes in Japan, according to Japan Tobacco. The firm says the total value of cigarette sales fell by 12.5% in 2017 ...
Clouder on Seedrs

Online retailer aims for express e-cig deliveries

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th December 2017 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
Marketing & retailing
A new website aiming to break into the British e-cigarette market with express deliveries has reached the halfway point in its crowd-funding round with under a month to go. Clouder – a UK-based third-party online aggregator for vape...

Experts urge transparency, independence for PMI’s foundation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 25th November 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
World
Companies
Health
Regulatory briefing
Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, the controversial research endowment fund initially endowed for $1bn by Philip Morris International (PMI), has committed to instituting “almost all” good-governance suggestions put to it by harm reduction...

Is shake and vape a ticking time-bomb for the vaping industry?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd November 2017 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
The increasingly popular practice of “shake and vape” poses a threat to the e-cigarette industry, according to speakers and delegates at a recent conference ...
Westminster Hall debate on vaping

No change ahead in e-cig advertising rules, UK minister tells MPs

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd November 2017 || Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Marketing & retailing
The British government will not review permitted formats for e-cigarette advertising any time soon – but it will review the potential toxicity of Heat-not-Burn (HnB) tobacco products, a junior minister told concerned MPs ...