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.

Californian labelling threats “are meant to create pressure”

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th February 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The Californian nonprofit threatening to sue e-cigarette companies over their product labelling says it hopes to pressure the entire industry into marketing e-cigs that are safer and carry mandatory...

Beleaguered Blu banks on new model, international markets

Written by Barnaby Page || 11th February 2015 || Business briefing |

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As U.S. tobacco firm Lorillard enters what seem likely to be its last months of independence, executives may be feeling a little relief that the Blu e-cigarette brand will soon be off their...

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...

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...

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...

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...