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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 ...

Target kids and we’ll target you, warns US FDA

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 11th May 2018 || Business briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues its campaign against e-cig retailers that target children with a new wave of warnings about food-like...

Native American tribes try the vaping trade – but some have reservations

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

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A few Native American tribes are moving into the e-cig business, some buoyed by tax advantages – while others remain sceptical at best. Among those moving into the vapour trade are the Meskwaki tribe of Iowa and Nebraska’s...

PMI and Altria report cigarettes down, HnB and vapour up

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 2nd May 2018 || Business briefing |

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While sales of traditional cigarettes continue to decline worldwide, PMI is increasingly relying on its heated-tobacco device IQOS to buoy up its financial results, particularly through sales in Japan and Korea ...

Phillips addresses vaping industry events in London and Atlanta

Written by ECigIntelligence || 23rd April 2018 || Business briefing |

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ECigIntelligence managing director Tim Phillips addressed the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) Forum in London on Monday 23rd April, the first of three vaping industry events this week in which we will be taking part ...

Reynolds works with FDA to recall 2.6m Vuse Vibe power units

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th April 2018 || Business briefing |

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A US-wide safety recall was issued by RJ Reynolds Vapor Company for all Vuse Vibe power units after consumers complained that the batteries were malfunctioning, causing the units to overheat and creating a fire risk ...

Vape show reveals mixed feelings on Japan’s market future

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th April 2018 || Business briefing |

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Opinions on the future of the Japanese e-cigarette market at the country’s first vape sector tradeshow were mixed, with some optimism despite the continuing ban on nicotine e-liquid and the dramatic success of HnB products ...

Vaping industry is urged to break the link between flavours and youth

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 29th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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The e-cigarette industry could support the case for flavours – currently strongly associated in regulators’ minds with an appeal to youth – by changing its marketing strategies, according to Chris Howard of E-Alternative Solutions ...

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 ...

US study claims vaping will create more smokers

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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A new study examining vaping’s impact on US smoking rates has gained widespread media coverage for its suggestion that e-cigarettes will create more new...

New book aims to debunk vaping myths

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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Polish scientist Professor Andrzej Sobczak has published a book about the health impact of e-cigarettes and aims to combat fear-mongering...

Is PMI preparing for a future move into the cannabis business?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 13th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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In our latest report on developments in the legal cannabis market, ECigIntelligence considers whether PMI may be setting up a future move in that direction. We also look at the potential dangers of synthetic cannabis products ...

JT set to take the biggest hit from Japan’s new HnB tax plans

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

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The budget plan making its way through a host of Japanese parliamentary committees includes a staggered series of tax rises for heated tobacco products as well as combustible cigarettes – and Japan Tobacco could suffer most ...

PMI execs promise to release raw data from IQOS trials, lambast media, praise FDA

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 22nd February 2018 || Business briefing |

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Top executives of Philip Morris International (PMI) have promised at a major US analysts’ conference to make the raw data from clinical and non-clinical studies for the company’s reduced risk products available to the public later this year...

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

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

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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,...

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 ...

IQOS flourishes across Southeast Asia – without PMI’s approval

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

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The IQOS heated tobacco system is on sale across Southeast Asia, despite doubts over its legality in a number of countries, and the official disapproval of its maker, Philip Morris International ...

The rise and rise of shake and vape

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

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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 ...

Totally Wicked opts to stay in US after FDA postponement

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th December 2017 || Business briefing |

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Totally Wicked has decided to not close its business in the US, following the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to postpone important compliance...
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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...

Better safe than very sorry – US fire chiefs’ warning on lithium ion batteries

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 28th November 2017 || Business briefing |

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A report by the US Fire Administration, published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, concludes: “The combination of an electronic cigarette and a lithium-ion battery is a new and unique hazard” ...

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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