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.

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...

Pax secures U.S. patents, expands HnB distribution in Europe

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd December 2015 || Business briefing |

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Pax Labs has successfully secured an American patent for its nicotine salt e-liquid formulation, and has announced expanded European distribution for its heat-not-burn Pax 2 device....

Big Tobacco encouraged by research on heat-not-burn

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th December 2015 || Business briefing |

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Are big tobacco companies starting to favour heat-not-burn technology over e-cigarettes? While none has shown any signs of overtly stepping away from e-cigs, and such a move is unlikely, much enthusiasm and investment within the tobacco industry seems...

Opinion: the fortunes of the e-cigarette industry in 2016

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd December 2015 || Business briefing |

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The e-cigarette world in 2016 will be overshadowed by regulation. But the story will not just be about compliance. The market and the products themselves are rapidly evolving even without the influence of law-makers. So requirements like the...

Presentation: the state of the e-cigarette industry

Written by Barnaby Page || 27th October 2015 || Business briefing |

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Exclusive insight for ECigIntelligence readers – download a detailed, data-rich presentation on the current state and future of the e-cig...

UK vape store pricing: online isn’t always cheaper

Written by Freddie Dawson || 21st October 2015 || Business briefing |

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A lack of competition has left the south and east of England with the highest average pricing in vape stores – but prices across the UK generally remain remarkably competitive with online sellers, according to new research from...

Compliance software is claimed to ease e-cig tax headaches

Written by Freddie Dawson || 15th October 2015 || Business briefing |

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U.S. software company Avalara is offering what it claims to be the first tax compliance package specifically for the e-cigarette industry. Could it herald more support products from companies looking to the sector as an opportunity?...

The not-so-noxious weed: how e-cig companies could lead in cannabis

Written by || 14th October 2015 || Business briefing |

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39 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have laws that legalise and/or decriminalise marijuana use or possession to various extents. E-cig companies are well positioned to enter the emerging marijuana market because of their technical expertise and...

Combustible-like appearance appeals to new vapers

Written by Barnaby Page || 7th October 2015 || Business briefing |

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Looking like a regular cigarette is an advantage for e-cig products aiming to poach users away from tobacco, new research...

Mistic to sell sub-ohm models through Walmart

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd October 2015 || Business briefing |

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American e-cigarette manufacturer Mistic E-Cigs is to sell starter kits, sub-ohm tanks and e-liquids through a range of mainstream mass retailers, in an expansion beyond the vape store and online...

BAT acquires Poland’s CHIC, makes pact with Reynolds

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd September 2015 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco (BAT) is expanding its presence in the international e-cigarette market through the acquisition of Poland’s major supplier and formalising its co-operation with U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds...

Pax enters British and German markets with heat-not-burn

Written by Freddie Dawson || 15th September 2015 || Business briefing |

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U.S. smoking-alternatives maker Pax Labs is bringing its Pax 2 heat-not-burn device to European markets, with the product for sale online in Germany and the UK from today and expected to be in stores by...

E-liquid additives: untangling the testing dilemma

Written by Freddie Dawson || 31st August 2015 || Business briefing |

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Differing limits set by e-cigarette manufacturing associations for diacetyl and acetylpropionyl in e-liquids seem likely to lead to confusion and...

Greece vape shop image gallery

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th July 2015 || Business briefing |

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A selection of photos showing te different types of vape shops and e-cigarette displays in Greece....

Wider rollouts for iQOS; PMI, Altria to develop e-cigs

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th July 2015 || Business briefing |

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Philip Morris International (PMI) is deepening its commitment to alternative nicotine technologies with new rollouts for its iQOS heat-not-burn device, as well as cautious health-related claims for the...

The UK’s new PAS: how much will compliance cost?

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

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British e-cigarette companies can expect an array of new scientific and quality-control costs after the official launch today of the publicly available specification (PAS) for e-cig manufacture and testing from the British Standards Institution...