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Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) has withdrawn its application for an initial public offering (IPO) on the U.S. NASDAQ stock exchange, but kept the door open for a private offering in the...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

Good COP, bad COP? WHO FCTC urges ad ban, more research

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th October 2014 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The final recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes allow for a wide range of regulatory regimes but single out advertising as a prime candidate for controls, as expected, as well as hinting at the need...

A tale of two tank markets: success in U.S., woes in Spain

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th October 2014 || Business briefing |

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          The differing fortunes of e-cigarettes in two major markets are highlighted by new ECigIntelligence research, showing that while tank systems are taking off dramatically in the U.S. they have fallen flat in Spain....

If you build loyalty, vapers will come, says ad industry

Written by Freddie Dawson || 3rd October 2014 || Business briefing |

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          Engagement and loyalty-building with individual consumers will grow increasingly important for e-cigarette brands in Europe, according to industry experts. But will forthcoming regulation allow it to happen in the easiest place – online...

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...