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.

BAT launches new HnB in Korea amid government crackdown

Written by ECigIntelligence || 29th November 2019 || Business briefing |

Asia
South Korea
Companies
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
Late November saw British American Tobacco (BAT) launch its “most advanced” heated tobacco product in South Korea – during a critical political period in which the government has taken a harsh stance towards vaping and heat-not-burn (HnB)...

Juul Labs under pressure from court challenges across the US

Written by ECigIntelligence || 22nd November 2019 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Major brands
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Juul Labs is facing several new lawsuits by state and local governments across the US, with California and New York being the latest to allege that the company knowingly marketed their products to young consumers ...

Juul halts sale of mint pods ahead of new FDA guidance on flavours

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 8th November 2019 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

North America
United States
Companies
Flavours
Major brands
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Marketing & retailing
E-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs is halting sales of its mint flavour after the publication of a survey by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that shows an increase in the use of e-cigarettes among high school...

Most US smokers ‘favour lower nicotine levels in combustibles’

Written by ECigIntelligence || 25th October 2019 || Business briefing |

Argentina
Europe
North America
South America
Spain
United States
Consumers
Health
Science
Business briefing
More than four out of five adult smokers in the US favour requiring tobacco companies to lower the levels of nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive, researchers have found ...

Reynolds American files 150,000-page PMTA submission for Vuse

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

North America
United States
Companies
FDA
Major brands
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Reynolds American has submitted a premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for authorisation to continue marketing Vuse e-cigarettes in the US ...

Imperial lowers growth forecast; CEO resignation causes uncertainty

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th October 2019 || Business briefing |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Central America
Europe
North America
South America
World
Companies
Major brands
Business briefing
Imperial Brands CEO Alison Cooper’s resignation is being seen as a catalyst – alongside challenging market conditions for tobacco, and regulatory changes in the US for next-generation products (NGP) – for uncertain times among Big Tobacco...

Juul withdraws support from bid to overturn San Francisco e-cig ban

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 3rd October 2019 || Business briefing |

California
North America
United States
Companies
Major brands
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
After being the main financial backer of the campaign to overturn San Francisco’s vaping ban on November’s public ballot, Juul has changed its mind and decided to withdraw all support from the organising group ...

US industry alarmed for the vaping future; lung cases rise to over 800

Written by ECigIntelligence || 27th September 2019 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Health
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
While the CDC has raised the number of suspected lung disease cases to 805, key industry figures admit that vaping in the US is at a crossroads – and the next steps could prove vital ...

Kevin Burns quits as Juul CEO amid global criticism of the company

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 25th September 2019 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Major brands
Business briefing
Kevin Burns has resigned as CEO of Juul Labs, to be replaced immediately by K.C. Crosthwaite, senior vice president and chief strategy and growth officer of tobacco giant Altria, which owns a 35% stake in Juul ...

Altria/PMI re-merger talks end without an agreement

Written by ECigIntelligence || 25th September 2019 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Major brands
Business briefing
Re-merger talks between tobacco giants Altria and Philip Morris International (PMI) have ended, with both companies citing difficulties in reaching a deal ...

Research says flavours motivate vaping – and kids like fruit

Written by Lorraine Mullaney || 17th September 2019 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Consumers
Flavours
Health
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
In the midst of US president Donald Trump’s declared crackdown on flavoured e-cigarettes, new research finds flavours have a strong appeal to vapers and play a part in initiating e-cig use ...

Dubai vape show organisers fear effects of UAE’s 100% e-cig tax

Written by ECigIntelligence || 10th September 2019 || Business briefing |

Asia
United Arab Emirates
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Tax
Business briefing
Organisers of a major vape trade show to be held in Dubai next year fear the introduction of a “sin tax” on e-cigarettes in the United Arab Emirates will hit a market that was only legalised in April...

US lung disease outbreak: how far, if at all, is vaping really to blame?

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd August 2019 || Business briefing |

California
Connecticut
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Minnesota
New Jersey
New York
North America
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Texas
United States
Utah
Wisconsin
Health
Business briefing
News that an unexplained lung condition affecting more than 100 Americans is being linked to vaping could hardly have come at a worse time for the beleaguered e-cig sector ...