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UK ad body upholds Vype website complaints

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th October 2018 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

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A new ruling by the UK’s advertising complaints body highlights the risks that e-cigarette websites can run if their text is deemed promotional. A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenged 20 separate statements and phrases on the...

VapExpo promises to gather all the top names to Las Vegas show

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 17th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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A vape expo which organisers say will be one of the biggest events of the year for the e-cig industry will take place in Las Vegas on 9th and 10th November, in conjunction with a CBD show at...

Juul buys ‘world online leader’ VMR in $75m deal

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 17th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Juul Labs has bought VMR – “the world’s largest online e-cigarette retailer” – from High Praise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huabao International Holdings of Hong Kong, for $75m ...

ECigIntelligence benchmarks an ever more complex world for you

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Let ECigIntelligence keep you up-to-date on prices and other retail information on the rapidly expanding range of vaping products and brands sold by the leading online retailers around the world ...

Brexit troubles for UK vape trade have many possible components

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Vaping companies in the UK could struggle to find foreign markets if the country leaves the EU in a “no deal” Brexit, lawyers are warning. And the most acute difficulties may surround component parts ...

Juul vs J Well – e-cig manufacturers prepare for patents battle

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 10th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Juul has filed a suit at the UK’s High Court claiming its line of UK patents was infringed by French firm J Well – whose CEO told ECigIntelligence it was prepared to fight the allegation ...

Polish businesses fear tax could send vapers to the black market

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Polish vaping sector representatives fear the excise tax on e-liquids and novel tobacco products that will come into force next year could undermine years of efforts to encourage customers to buy from legal sources ...

Juul goes on attack against copycats it says attract under-age users

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 8th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Juul Labs has lodged a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against products it says infringe Juul’s patents by copying its “technological innovations” and “elegant designs” ...

Scottish prisons will offer four e-cigarette brands free to inmates

Written by Freddie Dawson || 18th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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Four companies have been chosen to provide the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) with e-cigarettes and e-liquids in closed pods. Prisoners will be offered free vaping starter kits from late September ...

Chinese HnB exhibitors make a mark at Korea’s first Vape Expo

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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The different cultural and regulatory regimes surrounding vaping and heated tobacco in South Korea were on display at the country’s first vaping show, Vape Korea Expo 2018, held at the Kintex exhibition hall in Ilsan ...

Fear of nicotine ‘most prevalent among non-native US residents’

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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Foreign-born US residents are more likely to believe nicotine is a major factor in smoking’s health risks, research has found – while “half the population incorrectly believes nicotine is the main carcinogen in cigarette smoke” ...

‘Innovation and growth may come from unpredictable directions’

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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“It’s quite possible that growth will come from a technological development not yet on the market.” So says Elise Rasmussen, founder and director of the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum, which comes to London next week ...

ECigIntelligence publisher launches CBD-Intel for the CBD market

Written by ECigIntelligence || 21st August 2018 || Business briefing |

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A new online publication and research resource launched this week will be the first to focus on the fast-growing CBD industry in Europe and worldwide. CBD-Intel will provide comprehensive market and legal analysis as well as a daily...

UK vapers classed as smokers for life insurance premiums

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th August 2018 || Business briefing |

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Vapers in the UK are having to pay higher insurance premiums because insurance companies are still classifying them as smokers, an investigation by ECigIntelligence has revealed ...

BAT South Africa suffers significant setback in Twisp takeover

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th August 2018 || Business briefing |

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BAT South Africa says it has been surprised and disappointed by the recent recommendation by the South African Competition Commission that the company’s takeover of e-cig maker Twisp be turned down ...

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

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

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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 ...

Online retailers may bear tax burden for interstate sales

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 25th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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A US Supreme Court decision may have opened the way for states to collect taxes on e-cig retail sales made online or across state lines, even when the retailer does not have a physical presence within that state...

Italy lists licensed vape stores – and they’re not all happy

Written by ECigIntelligence || 17th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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The Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency (AAMS) has published a list of nearly 400 vape stores, pharmacies and drugstores in the regions of Abruzzo, Tuscany, Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta that have been authorised to sell e-cig products ...

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

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

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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...

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 ...

HnB and e-liquids bring manufacturing boost to Eastern Europe

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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E-cigarette manufacturers and tobacco giants are increasing investment in Central and Eastern Europe, building new plants or expanding existing ones to meet growing demand for new tobacco alternatives ...

Medical licensing could boost e-cigarette market, says lab boss

Written by Barnaby Page || 8th June 2018 || Business briefing |

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More medically-licensed e-cigarettes could help shore up consumer confidence in the British market and reduce confusion, an industry scientist suggested at a vaping industry conference in London ...

‘TPD is damaging our business,’ says equipment manufacturer

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th June 2018 || Business briefing |

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A UK firm that supplies e-liquid sampling units to several European countries claims the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has had an adverse effect on its business. Vapedex also calls for better hygiene in vape stores ...

UK vaping firm signs boxing sponsorship deal

Written by ECigIntelligence || 25th May 2018 || Business briefing |

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The trend for sports and vaping tie-ins appears to be continuing, as UK vaping firm Vaping Is Personal recently announced its sponsorship of middleweight boxer Tommy...

Imperial planning further pushes ahead into smokeless market

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

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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 |

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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...

Rival HnB devices that use IQOS consumables available in Japan

Written by ECigIntelligence || 17th May 2018 || Business briefing |

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Japan’s advanced heated tobacco market and its ban on nicotine e-liquid are between them leading e-cigarette manufacturers to launch their own HnB devices – many compatible with the Heets made for market leader IQOS ...