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

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

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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 |

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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 |

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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 ...

E-cigs are no threat to young people, ASH tells UK science committee

Written by Freddie Dawson || 28th March 2018 || Regulatory briefing |

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Public health experts sought to reassure UK lawmakers that e-cigarettes did not pose a threat to the health of young people when they revealed the results of a survey showing just 4% of youngsters had taken up vaping,...

UK campaign names VApril as the month for smokers to switch

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd March 2018 || Business briefing |

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A vaping awareness and education campaign has been launched by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA). VApril, which will take place over the month of April, aims to convince smokers to switch ...

Study suggests vape shops should link with medical professionals

Written by Freddie Dawson || 13th February 2018 || Marketing & retailing |

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A new study has found that found that a closer relationship with health professionals could lead to an increase in business – despite both staff and customers not considering smoking cessation as the main role of a vape...

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

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

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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 ...
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Online retailer aims for express e-cig deliveries

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

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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 |

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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 |

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

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

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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 ...

South Korea proposes HnB tax almost equal to tobacco

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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A new tax proposal for heat-not-burn (HnB) products in South Korea could leave them more expensive than their traditional cigarette counterparts....
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Backbench tobacco debate disappoints UK e-cig industry

Written by Freddie Dawson || 20th October 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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A UK parliament backbench debate on the new tobacco control plan acknowledged the role e-cigarettes have played, and will continue to play, but did little to address the concerns of some industry stakeholders....
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UK advertising bodies consider allowing e-cig health claims

Written by Freddie Dawson || 15th September 2017 || Regulatory briefing |

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The UK bodies in charge of advertising regulatory code have put forward a yes/no consultation on proposals to loosen restrictions on e-cigarette health claims in advertisements....
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