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Behind the headlines: findings of the Johns Hopkins lung study

Written by Barnaby Page || 8th February 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Switching to e-cigarettes may not ease the symptoms of smokers who are suffering from shortness of breath and coughing. Despite mass-media coverage implying that e-cigs might directly harm the lungs, this was the principal finding of recent research...

PMI plans further iQOS rollouts; Imperial launches French e-cig

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th February 2015 || Business briefing |

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Big Tobacco continues to push ahead with e-cigarettes and other mass-market reduced-risk products around the world: just in recent days, Philip Morris International (PMI), Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco have all outlined plans to develop their product...

Altria believes e-cig consumers are still seeking ideal brands

Written by Barnaby Page || 3rd February 2015 || Business briefing |

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Marlboro maker Altria, biggest of the U.S. Big Tobacco firms, plans further development of its e-cig products this year – and its CEO believes consumers have not yet settled on their favourite...

The e-cig world’s top stories, from Holland to the Pacific

Written by Freddie Dawson || 3rd February 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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ECigIntelligence looks back at the e-cigarette stories of the last month that you can’t afford to...

In California, public health squares up to e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th January 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The top public health official in the state of California has all but declared war on e-cigarettes, in a pair of reports that focus closely on the products’ purported health risks while repudiating their claimed...

FAA says air passengers must carry, not check, their e-cigs

Written by Jim Myers || 26th January 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Are e-cigs and other tobacco substitutes welcome on passenger planes? Are they a danger, an infringement of near-universal strict rules against in-flight smoking, or a benign product that passengers might...

Controversy deterred Glaxo from entering e-cig market

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

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Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline considered bringing its own e-cigarettes to market but decided the category is “just too controversial”, its CEO has...

2014 in e-cigs: sound and fury, but what did they signify?

Written by Barnaby Page || 31st December 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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A review of the top trends and stories from the year 2014 for the e-cigarette...

In depth: the e-cig industry’s strengths and weaknesses

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th December 2014 || Business briefing , Market reports |

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The e-cig industry is driven by rapidly growing consumer demand, splintered by diverse technologies, threatened by regulation, and niggled at by medical doubts. So the team at ECigIntelligence has drafted a SWOT analysis for the industry as a...

Cochrane Review: a cautious thumbs-up for e-cigarettes

Written by Marc Beishon || 20th December 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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E-cigarettes containing nicotine can help people quit and cut down on smoking: that is the digested version of the Cochrane review on the use of e-cigs for smoking cessation and reduction, but the review itself is considerably more...

ECIG abandons NASDAQ IPO, citing market conditions

Written by Freddie Dawson || 18th December 2014 || Business briefing |

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Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) has withdrawn its application for an initial public offering (IPO) on the U.S. NASDAQ stock exchange, but kept the door open for a private offering in the...

Ireland beginning consultation on licences for e-cig retailers

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th December 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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E-cig retailers in Ireland would require licensing under proposed legislation which the government characterises as a first step toward meeting the requirements of the European Tobacco Products Directive...

Tanks, politics, and “5% risk”: the stories you shouldn’t miss

Written by Barnaby Page || 29th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Some recent developments in the e-cig world will likely have an impact long after the more transient triumphs and tussles are...

Film is “powerful, discreet” alternative to e-cigs and NRT

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th November 2014 || Business briefing |

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Smokers seeking alternatives to the combustible cigarette face problems that neither e-cigs nor nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can fully solve, according to the CEO of a Swedish firm which is taking a completely different technology...

Canada’s biggest province plans indoor vaping ban, rules on sale

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Legislators in Canada’s most populous province are considering a comprehensive e-cig bill which would prohibit vaping in public enclosed spaces, limit in-store marketing, forbid sale to minors, and make flavour bans...

Regulation and manufacturing highlighted at European events

Written by Barnaby Page || 10th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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When policy-makers, scientists and health professionals gather in the august halls of London’s Royal Society for the E-Cigarette Summit this Thursday, it will be just the start of a busy conference season in...

BSI draft standard covers manufacture, testing, labels

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a draft of its specification for the manufacture, testing and labelling of e-cigarettes, one of the first proposed comprehensive standards for vapour products in the...

Prevalence of tobacco smoking isn’t declining everywhere

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th November 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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This article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, takes a look at changes in smoking prevalence and smoking populations around the world – and explains some surprising apparent...

Altria flexes its retail muscle, plans more Nu Mark products

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th October 2014 || Business briefing |

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Marlboro maker Altria has pushed out its MarkTen e-cig to nearly 80,000 U.S. stores, with more due to start stocking the product soon, and is working with retailers to get maximum exposure on their...

Thanks to tanks, U.S. e-cig sales are even higher than believed

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th October 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. e-cigarette market is worth more than previously estimated, thanks in part to increased growth in sales of refillable tank systems, according to new research from...

Big Tobacco continues its race for the loyalty of U.S. vapers

Written by Barnaby Page || 24th October 2014 || Business briefing |

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Reynolds American and Lorillard, the two U.S. tobacco giants expected to merge next year, both expressed great expectations for e-cigs in announcing their latest quarterly...