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Chinese manufacturer files to list on NASDAQ

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd October 2014 || Business briefing |

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          Kimree, a Chinese e-cigarette manufacturer, has filed to list on the US NASDAQ stock exchange under the acronym KREE. It plans to raise around $125m in its initial public offering (IPO) but has...

E-cigarette experts at expos unclear but upbeat

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd October 2014 || Business briefing |

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        Paris and Las Vegas: ECigIntelligence director, Tim Phillips recently chaired the E-cig Vegas: Industry Conference discussion panels where experts debated the current business climate in the sector, the upcoming Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Creating a smoking alternative: the inside story of Ploom

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th September 2014 || Business briefing |

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          E-cigarettes and modified-risk tobacco products may change the face of smoking as we know it today. In this article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, Ploom co-founder and chief technology...

UK pharma regulator approves cigarette-like vapour device

Written by Barnaby Page || 12th September 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Britain’s medicines regulator has issued a product licence for the nicotine inhaler Voke, which will be sold by British American Tobacco’s subsidiary Nicoventures and looks likely to be the closest pharmaceutically-approved competitor to the...

Lorillard, Zippo go to UK court in feud over Blu brand name

Written by Freddie Dawson || 5th September 2014 || Business briefing |

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Tobacco giant Lorillard has filed an injunction in the UK courts against Zippo Manufacturing, the legendary producer of lighters, seeking to protect its Blu e-cigarette trademarks in...

Opinion: what will the next wave of tank users be buying?

Written by ECigIntelligence || 2nd September 2014 || Business briefing |

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Smokers and cigalike users are adopting tanks, thanks to product innovation. But will the next generation of tank users have the same tastes and preferences as current...

Ban indoor vaping, restrict ads, says World Health Organization

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th August 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on...

Blu e-cig could be confused with Zippo lighter, says court

Written by Freddie Dawson || 21st August 2014 || Business briefing |

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Zippo Manufacturing, maker of the famous cigarette lighter, has won a round in its worldwide legal dispute over the use of the brand name Blu – also employed by Lorillard for its market-leading...

In Poland, many fickle vapers seek their bargains at auction

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th August 2014 || Business briefing |

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Low brand loyalty, low tobacco prices and the popularity of online auctions are among the factors keeping down the value of the Polish e-cigarette sector, but it remains one of Europe’s larger...

North Carolina allows prison inmates to buy e-cigarettes

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th August 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Prison inmates in North Carolina are to be allowed e-cigarettes, following an unusual law-making decision which implicitly gives official recognition to the products as substitutes for tobacco...

FDA told it should abandon deeming regs, turn to Congress

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

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to have received a deluge of comments in the run-up to the closing of the public consultation period on its e-cigarette regulations last Friday – among them a biting...

Blu still on top, but faltering; Lorillard remains optimistic

Written by Barnaby Page || 31st July 2014 || Business briefing |

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Lorillard’s brand Blu retains around a 40% share of the U.S. mainstream retail market for e-cigarettes, an enviable position in many categories. But there are signs in the firm’s latest financial results and in measurement data that its...

Reynolds-Lorillard merger could help them lobby on e-cigs

Written by Freddie Dawson || 28th July 2014 || Business briefing |

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merge - Flickr, Michael CoghlanThe Lorillard-Reynolds merger could lead to more consistent lobbying of the U.S. government on e-cigarettes as it blends the interests of the tobacco giants involved, industry executives...

Reynolds-BAT partnership could bring Vuse to world markets

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th July 2014 || Business briefing |

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The chief executive of U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds American has strongly hinted that it will take its Vuse e-cigarette brand to international markets through a partnership with British American Tobacco...

U.S. tobacco mega-deal leaves Imperial with best-seller Blu

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th July 2014 || Business briefing |

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U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard is losing its best-selling e-cigarette brand Blu to British counterpart Imperial Tobacco, as part of a complex four-way deal which sees Reynolds American pay $27bn for Lorillard while Imperial picks up a number of...

Refillable users “more sensitive to price” than cigalike buyers

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th June 2014 || Business briefing |

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The sensitivity of U.S. vapers to e-cigarette pricing is much higher than smokers’ sensitivity to the costs of tobacco cigarettes, according to new research – and sales of refillable units are particularly likely to be affected by price...

Consumers shifting to tanks, preferring sweeter flavours

Written by Freddie Dawson || 16th June 2014 || Business briefing |

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Vapers are switching away from using e-cigarettes as simulators of tobacco smoking and embracing them as a product category in their own right, according to a new market...