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‘FDA flavour restrictions could devastate industry’, trade body warns

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th March 2019 || Business briefing |

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As much as 90% of the US e-cigarette market could be forced out of business by the FDA’s restrictions on flavours in e-liquids, according to an industry insider ...

Next-generation products drive profits for British American Tobacco

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 1st March 2019 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco’s (BAT) 2018 financial results were driven by its reduced risk portfolio, which includes products such as Vuse and Vype and Glo ...

BAT and PMI test the legal waters again with F1 sponsorships

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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The now-controversial link between Big Tobacco and Formula 1 racing is being renewed, with tie-ups between two leading teams and two tobacco giants facing legal scrutiny ...

PMI credits ‘robust’ performance for revenue growth

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 8th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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Executives at Philip Morris International (PMI) say the company closed out a “challenging” year with a “robust” performance, with a net revenue of $29.6bn in 2018, up 3.1% on the previous year ...

Study backs e-cigs over NRT for effective smoking cessation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st January 2019 || Business briefing |

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An important study comparing e-cigarettes with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) found vaping to be more effective than NRT for smoking cessation, when both methods were backed up by behavioural support ...

JT shows two new higher-temp HnB devices for Japan

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

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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...

Praise for Public Health England’s demonstration of smoking harm

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 15th January 2019 || Business briefing |

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A video made by public relations firm Freuds for Public Health England (PHE) – whose involvement with the company has caused controversy – has been praised for its portrayal of vaping versus smoking ...

Threats and promises: the shape of vaping things to come in 2019

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 31st December 2018 || Business briefing |

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The year just gone has been an intense one for the vaping industry – and don’t expect 2019 to be any less so. ECigIntelligence looks ahead to the developments that can be expected in both regulation and markets...

BAT announces two new e-cig models with new blade technology

Written by ECigIntelligence || 28th December 2018 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced the launch of two new models of electronic cigarette that will be added to the company’s vaping portfolio. The devices, called iSwitch and iSwitch Maxx, are the first to use efficient puretech blade...

Altria kills off MarkTen and Green Smoke brands, buys into cannabis

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th December 2018 || Business briefing |

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US tobacco giant Altria is to stop selling its MarkTen and Green Smoke e-cig brands, just days after speculation emerged that it was close to buying a substantial stake in Juul Labs. The company is also investing heavily...

Juul advances UK presence in deal with major supermarket chain

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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Controversial US vaping firm Juul Labs has secured a deal to sell its vaping product in one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains. The most publicised player in the US e-cigarette market started selling its vaping product in its...

Avail adopts pharma’s strategy – and pharma business strategist

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 27th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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As American federal regulators get tougher on flavours, and brands such as Juul are two-stepping to avoid the proverbial stick, companies like Avail Vapor see a way of making tough regulation work in their favour ...

Brands leap to toe the FDA’s not-yet-drawn line on youth access

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

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A number of vaping manufacturers will restrict advertising and sales in support of the US FDA campaign against youth access to e-cigarettes – before they even know full details of the agency’s plans ...

Vitamin vapes – trending now, but do they actually work?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 20th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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A long-standing niche habit of vaping vitamins appears to be becoming a trend in the US. The big question, though, is: Does it work? And the answer appears to be: Probably not really ...

Study reveals just how much world press accentuates the negative

Written by Barnaby Page || 12th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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Media coverage of ENDS around the world is much more likely to be negative than positive, and to focus on health effects rather than e-cigs’ use in smoking cessation, a new study suggests ...

Imperial to double Blu spending while JTI plans Japanese launches

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

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Imperial Brands is to double its spending on its premier e-cigarette range, Blu. Meanwhile, JTI is hoping two new additions to its Ploom Tech range can improve the heat-not-burn brand’s fortunes in its home market of Japan ...

Altria to stop selling pods and many flavours in US

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 26th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Tobacco company Altria has told the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it will stop selling e-cigarette pods and most non-tobacco flavours in the...

IQOS global upgrades announced; dual consumables for Japan

Written by ECigIntelligence || 24th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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PMI has announced the worldwide launch of two new IQOS devices during a series of events in Japan. The iQOS 3 and iQOS Multi feature quicker charging and longer battery life ...

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 ...