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Japan remains premier test market for new HnB devices

Written by ECigIntelligence || 30th May 2019 || Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
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Japan continues to be the leading test market for heated tobacco products, with two new devices recently launched – including the world’s first device which works with ordinary cigarettes. SMV Japan, which lays claim to being the country’s first...

Motorsport expected to ignore WHO’s call to end tobacco sponsorship

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th May 2019 || Business briefing |

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A call by the WHO for governments to enforce bans on all tobacco or e-cigarette advertising and sponsorship in sports events has had no formal response from the world of motor racing ...

FDA gives the green light for IQOS roll-out onto the US market

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 30th April 2019 || Business briefing |

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The US FDA has given its approval for Philip Morris International (PMI)’s IQOS in the US, along with its associated consumables ― the first heated-tobacco products to be so approved ...

A household name, but Juul is still keen to clean up its reputation

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 30th April 2019 || Business briefing |

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“Do you vape, or use e-cigarettes?” “No, I juul.” The fact that’s a plausible exchange among US teenagers shows just how far Juul has come in making itself part of US life. It’s become part of the language....

FDA announces seizures may be linked with e-cigarettes – or maybe not

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 4th April 2019 || Business briefing |

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Outgoing US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb has linked e-cigarettes with a “potential emerging safety issue” after reports linking vaping with seizures, particularly among young people ...

‘FDA flavour restrictions could devastate industry’, trade body warns

Written by ECigIntelligence || 15th March 2019 || Business briefing |

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As much as 90% of the US e-cigarette market could be forced out of business by the FDA’s restrictions on flavours in e-liquids, according to an industry insider ...

BAT and PMI test the legal waters again with F1 sponsorships

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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The now-controversial link between Big Tobacco and Formula 1 racing is being renewed, with tie-ups between two leading teams and two tobacco giants facing legal scrutiny ...

PMI credits ‘robust’ performance for revenue growth

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 8th February 2019 || Business briefing |

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Executives at Philip Morris International (PMI) say the company closed out a “challenging” year with a “robust” performance, with a net revenue of $29.6bn in 2018, up 3.1% on the previous year ...

Study backs e-cigs over NRT for effective smoking cessation

Written by ECigIntelligence || 31st January 2019 || Business briefing |

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An important study comparing e-cigarettes with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) found vaping to be more effective than NRT for smoking cessation, when both methods were backed up by behavioural support ...

JT shows two new higher-temp HnB devices for Japan

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st January 2019 || Business briefing |

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Japan
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Japan Tobacco (JT) is launching two new heat-not-burn (HnB) devices in the Japanese market on 29th January as it tries to catch up with Philip Morris International (PMI)’s IQOS and British American Tobacco (BAT)’s Glo in its home...

Praise for Public Health England’s demonstration of smoking harm

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 15th January 2019 || Business briefing |

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A video made by public relations firm Freuds for Public Health England (PHE) – whose involvement with the company has caused controversy – has been praised for its portrayal of vaping versus smoking ...

Threats and promises: the shape of vaping things to come in 2019

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 31st December 2018 || Business briefing |

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The year just gone has been an intense one for the vaping industry – and don’t expect 2019 to be any less so. ECigIntelligence looks ahead to the developments that can be expected in both regulation and markets...

BAT announces two new e-cig models with new blade technology

Written by ECigIntelligence || 28th December 2018 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced the launch of two new models of electronic cigarette that will be added to the company’s vaping portfolio. The devices, called iSwitch and iSwitch Maxx, are the first to use efficient puretech blade...

Altria kills off MarkTen and Green Smoke brands, buys into cannabis

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 7th December 2018 || Business briefing |

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US tobacco giant Altria is to stop selling its MarkTen and Green Smoke e-cig brands, just days after speculation emerged that it was close to buying a substantial stake in Juul Labs. The company is also investing heavily...

IQOS versus Glo: PMI takes on BAT in Japanese HnB patent battle

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd December 2018 || Business briefing |

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Japan
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Philip Morris International (PMI) is suing British American Tobacco (BAT) in Japan for infringement of the patent for IQOS, claiming the rival company has copied the technology for its own Glo device ...