Business briefing

The business briefing section offers news and updates from around the vapour industry. It focus mainly on companies and brands, global business, technology advancements and more. In addition, our news stories cover individual company updates, including everything from investment news and legal battles to sales revenue changes. It also covers technological and medical innovations taking place around the world.

‘95% safer’ or ‘just as bad’? How does the argument on vaping stand?

Written by Marc Beishon || 4th May 2020 || Business briefing |

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Widely publicised linkages with the coronavirus are just the latest manifestation of distrust of vaping, in the public-health community as well as the media. So how does that “95% safer than smoking” view hold up? ...

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Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th April 2020 || Business briefing |

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Flavour ban and coronavirus a double whammy for New Jersey vape trade

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th April 2020 || Business briefing |

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Vaping businesses in the US state of New Jersey, already crunched by the coronavirus pandemic, now say they need to make radical changes to stay afloat under a state ban on the sale of flavoured e-cigs ...

Pandemic measures place new pressures on US vaping trade

Written by ECigIntelligence || 23rd April 2020 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

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The sweeping response to the global COVID-19 pandemic has had an uneven impact on the US vaping sector, with some stores being forced to close while others respond in novel ways to government restrictions ...

US Federal Trade Commission sues Altria over Juul investment

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 3rd April 2020 || Business briefing |

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking tobacco manufacturer Altria to court over its acquisition of a 35% stake in shares in Juul, alleging that the agreement between the two companies violated federal antitrust laws ...

UK online vaping orders rocket during lockdown; Italian sales plummet

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd April 2020 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

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An increase in online sales has been one of the most notable consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on the vaping industry across Europe, as the sector continues to battle market disruptions and shop closures ...

Spring vaping shows and exhibitions worldwide fall victim to coronavirus

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th March 2020 || Business briefing |

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Fears over the coronavirus outbreak, and governments’ responses to it, have led to the cancellation of a number of vaping events that were scheduled over spring at locations around the world ...

BAT posts big rise in next-generation revenues despite US crackdown

Written by ECigIntelligence || 27th February 2020 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco (BAT) has reported a 36.9% increase in next-generation products revenue in 2019 despite the recent and ongoing crackdown on vaping in the US ...

Juul suspends all sales in Indonesia, faces probe by coalition of US states

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 27th February 2020 || Business briefing |

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Less than a year after launching in the country, Juul Labs is stopping selling all its products in Indonesia while it puts new measures in place to combat under-age purchases. Juul also faces further legal action in the...

Coronavirus in China may mean global shortages for vaping manufacturers

Written by ECigIntelligence || 25th February 2020 || Business briefing |

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The coronavirus that has so far killed more than 2600 people in China has had limited impact up to now in the vaping industry around the world, but severe movement restrictions have raised fears ...

Misleading cases: how EVALI sparked an epidemic of misinformation

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 17th February 2020 || Business briefing |

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While nicotine vaping has been largely acquitted of involvement in the US outbreak of vape-related lung disease, will the torrent of misinformation that followed have a long-term impact on the e-cig sector? ...

Imperial anticipates lower year-end revenues amid regulatory crackdown

Written by ECigIntelligence || 5th February 2020 || Business briefing |

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Imperial Brands, maker of the e-cigarette brand Blu, expects “significantly lower” year-on-year net revenues on its “next generation products” as a consequence of “regulatory uncertainty and adverse news flow” ...

Altria investment value in Juul drops by 65% in a year

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 31st January 2020 || Business briefing |

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The investment value of Altria in e-cig company Juul fell by 65% in almost a year due to the recent developments in the US affecting the brand ...

The good, the bad and the uncertain – what lies ahead for vaping in 2020?

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 23rd January 2020 || Business briefing |

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2019 was a heated year for the vaping industry worldwide, with a lot happening on both the regulatory and market fronts. So how is 2020 shaping up? ...