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.

Nicoventures building up collection of safe flavour ingredients

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th August 2016 || Business briefing |

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Nicoventures, the e-cig arm of British American Tobacco (BAT), is putting together a proprietary “toolbox” of pre-tested flavour ingredients for e-liquid to help it deal with the world’s rapidly changing regulatory...

UK GPs support e-cigs but not on prescription

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th August 2016 || Business briefing |

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UK doctors would consider recommending e-cigarettes for patients looking to quit smoking, but they would not want to see them available on National Health Service (NHS) prescriptions....

French manufacturer expands into U.S. despite regulatory fears

Written by Freddie Dawson || 26th July 2016 || Business briefing |

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French e-liquid manufacturer Gaïatrend has strengthened its U.S. presence despite the uncertainty brought about by the FDA’s deeming regulations, and is confident they will be amended via one legal route or...

British TV switched off, but Blu’s cattle herder keeps going

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd June 2016 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

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Last month’s e-cigarette commercials on British TV as part of Blu’s “Just you and Blu” campaign will probably prove to be the last ever in the country, but the Imperial Brands subsidiary is continuing with advertising in...

Opinion: how big is the risk of diacetyl litigation?

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

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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...

Most online vendors are disregarding distance sales bans

Written by Barnaby Page || 20th May 2016 || Business briefing |

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Europe’s online e-cigarette vendors are so far overwhelmingly ignoring new Internet sales bans where they exist, and taking full advantage of delays in legislation where they...

BAT acquires UK e-cigarette company Ten Motives

Written by Freddie Dawson || 27th April 2016 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco has announced the acquisition of Ten Motives, considered to be the UK's largest independent e-cigarette company....

UK government believes advertising spend will plummet post-TPD

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

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The British e-cigarette industry’s advertising spend will drop by 90% after May’s arrival of new restrictions based on the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), according to a government...

Is there still hope for Spanish online retailers?

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd April 2016 || Business briefing |

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The future of retail channels in the Spanish e-cigarette market may hang in the balance as the government approaches a final decision on whether to prohibit online sales, according to a new ECigIntelligence...

It’s not just the TPD: Europe has voluntary standards too

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th March 2016 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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While most of the European e-cigarette industry’s attention is focused on the imminent regulatory upheaval brought about by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), another set of compliance requirements are also growing in number – those dictated by...

U.S. pharmacy chain includes e-cigs in anti-tobacco crusade

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd March 2016 || Business briefing |

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A new $50m youth anti-smoking campaign funded by American pharmacy chain CVS is to target e-cigarettes as well as conventional tobacco products....

UK e-cig awareness high, but many are reluctant to try

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd February 2016 || Business briefing |

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A new survey from the UK's Office of National Statistics has found that general awareness of e-cigs is high among the British population, but there is a significant number of smokers who refuse to consider even trying an...

Investors support e-liquid retailer’s move into new channels

Written by Freddie Dawson || 14th February 2016 || Business briefing |

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A London-based e-cigarette startup has received £235,000 ($340,000, €300,000) from angel investors which will help it expand from online to offline sales while maintaining its current subscription...

Fontem reaches patent licensing agreement with Spark

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th February 2016 || Business briefing |

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Fontem Ventures has signed a patent licensing agreement with Spark Industries, bringing to an end another of Fontem’s disputes over intellectual property in the e-cigarette...

Do TV commercials persuade young people to try vaping?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 27th January 2016 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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TV ads seen by young people may lead them to start vaping later, researchers claim in a report which is likely to add further fuel to the debate over e-cigarette marketing – a debate where studies that detect...

Infographic: how big is Europe’s potential e-cigarette market?

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th December 2015 || Business briefing , Market reports |

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This new infographic from ECigIntelligence illustrates the large untapped market for vapour products in...