Business briefing

Global flavour development trends

Written by ECigIntelligence || 27th May 2021 || Business briefing |

ECigIntelligence managing director Tim Phillips shares his insights into flavour developments and restrictions, in a presentation first seen at ENDS Europe online ...

Vaping product trends in the US

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th November 2020 || Business briefing |

Carlo Infurna Wangüemert, market analyst, presented vaping product trends in the US at Vape Live during VOXPO – Virtual Online Vape & CBD Expo on 19th November. He analysed the changes in flavour and nicotine concentration of the...

Consumer habits across the UK market

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th August 2020 || Business briefing |

Stavroula Anastasopoulou, our senior market analyst, discussed consumer habits across the UK market at Vape Live during VOXPO - Virtual Online Vape & CBD Expo on 31st...

BAT launches new HnB in Korea amid government crackdown

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th November 2019 || Business briefing |

Late November saw British American Tobacco (BAT) launch its “most advanced” heated tobacco product in South Korea – during a critical political period in which the government has taken a harsh stance towards vaping and heat-not-burn (HnB)...

Japan remains premier test market for new HnB devices

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th May 2019 || Business briefing |

Japan continues to be the leading test market for heated tobacco products, with two new devices recently launched – including the world’s first device which works with ordinary cigarettes. SMV Japan, which lays claim to being the country’s first...

JT shows two new higher-temp HnB devices for Japan

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || Business briefing |

Japan Tobacco (JT) is launching two new heat-not-burn (HnB) devices in the Japanese market on 29th January as it tries to catch up with Philip Morris International (PMI)’s IQOS and British American Tobacco (BAT)’s Glo in its home...

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

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th February 2018 || 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,...

The rise and rise of shake and vape

Written by ECigIntelligence || 10th January 2018 || Business briefing |

The popularity of shake and vape – adding nicotine shots to nicotine-free e-liquids – is increasing throughout Europe, as detailed in an ECigIntelligence report into the market in Germany ...

Ryan McCrossan

Written by ECigIntelligence || 18th November 2017 || Business briefing |

ECigIntelligence reports with sadness the death of our friend and colleague Ryan McCrossan, aged 30 ...

We’ve moved!

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th November 2017 || Business briefing |

ECigIntelligence has a new home – brighter, more modern offices, still in one of the world’s great cities ...

Vaping products under new classification in Belgium

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th December 2016 || Business briefing |

A few months after being suspended, a Royal Decree published on 28th October 2016 has finally transposed the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) – but with a very important change in the classification of vaping products in Belgium....

Boom year in Italy as vaping population triples

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th November 2016 || Business briefing |

Italy’s vaping population has more than tripled in the past year, bringing the number of e-cigarette users back to the levels of 2013, before the 2014 crash - and the rise is set to continue, with greater market...

Pax Labs appoints Deezer executive as CEO

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st September 2016 || Business briefing |

Pax Labs has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) imported from the online music sector and is considering further international expansion as a way to maintain its ability to innovate in the e-cig sector. Tyler Goldman will...

Opinion: how big is the risk of diacetyl litigation?

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th May 2016 || Business briefing |

Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the U.S. are always on the hunt for a new target to sue. And, having had some success suing diacetyl manufacturers over workers’ exposure to the chemical in microwave popcorn plants, attorneys are now beginning...

Big Tobacco encouraged by research on heat-not-burn

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th December 2015 || Business briefing |

Are big tobacco companies starting to favour heat-not-burn technology over e-cigarettes? While none has shown any signs of overtly stepping away from e-cigs, and such a move is unlikely, much enthusiasm and investment within the tobacco industry seems...

UK vape store pricing: online isn’t always cheaper

Written by Freddie Dawson || 21st October 2015 || Business briefing |

A lack of competition has left the south and east of England with the highest average pricing in vape stores – but prices across the UK generally remain remarkably competitive with online sellers, according to new research from...

The UK’s new PAS: how much will compliance cost?

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th July 2015 || Business briefing |

British e-cigarette companies can expect an array of new scientific and quality-control costs after the official launch today of the publicly available specification (PAS) for e-cig manufacture and testing from the British Standards Institution...