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UK vapers classed as smokers for life insurance premiums

Written by ECigIntelligence || 13th August 2018 || Business briefing |

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Vapers in the UK are having to pay higher insurance premiums because insurance companies are still classifying them as smokers, an investigation by ECigIntelligence has revealed ...

BAT South Africa suffers significant setback in Twisp takeover

Written by ECigIntelligence || 7th August 2018 || Business briefing |

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BAT South Africa says it has been surprised and disappointed by the recent recommendation by the South African Competition Commission that the company’s takeover of e-cig maker Twisp be turned down ...

Advantage BAT in the race to open up US for heated tobacco

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 30th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco (BAT) has a chance to steal a march on its Big Tobacco rivals in the heated-tobacco market after the company became the first to receive approval to sell a heat-not-burn device in the US ...

Online retailers may bear tax burden for interstate sales

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 25th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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A US Supreme Court decision may have opened the way for states to collect taxes on e-cig retail sales made online or across state lines, even when the retailer does not have a physical presence within that state...

Italy lists licensed vape stores – and they’re not all happy

Written by ECigIntelligence || 17th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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The Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency (AAMS) has published a list of nearly 400 vape stores, pharmacies and drugstores in the regions of Abruzzo, Tuscany, Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta that have been authorised to sell e-cig products ...

Imperial aims for a return to the top with new Myblu lines

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 16th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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Imperial Brands is to launch its Myblu Intense nicotine salt e-liquid in the US “later this month”, following its roll-out in UK supermarkets. Meanwhile, the next edition of its hardware for the Myblu pod system has become available...

Will vaping industry take a beating in tariffs round two or three?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 16th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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The initial round of trade tariffs imposed on China by the Trump administration is not expected to have much impact on the vapour industry – but a forthcoming second round could specifically include vaping products ...

HnB and e-liquids bring manufacturing boost to Eastern Europe

Written by ECigIntelligence || 4th July 2018 || Business briefing |

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E-cigarette manufacturers and tobacco giants are increasing investment in Central and Eastern Europe, building new plants or expanding existing ones to meet growing demand for new tobacco alternatives ...

Medical licensing could boost e-cigarette market, says lab boss

Written by Barnaby Page || 8th June 2018 || Business briefing |

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More medically-licensed e-cigarettes could help shore up consumer confidence in the British market and reduce confusion, an industry scientist suggested at a vaping industry conference in London ...

‘TPD is damaging our business,’ says equipment manufacturer

Written by ECigIntelligence || 8th June 2018 || Business briefing |

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A UK firm that supplies e-liquid sampling units to several European countries claims the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has had an adverse effect on its business. Vapedex also calls for better hygiene in vape stores ...

UK vaping firm signs boxing sponsorship deal

Written by ECigIntelligence || 25th May 2018 || Business briefing |

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The trend for sports and vaping tie-ins appears to be continuing, as UK vaping firm Vaping Is Personal recently announced its sponsorship of middleweight boxer Tommy...

Imperial planning further pushes ahead into smokeless market

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 21st May 2018 || Business briefing |

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Imperial Brands will focus on its next generation portfolio and expand its e-cigarette Myblu into new markets in order to give itself a better alternative to traditional tobacco products ...

PMI: ‘no ceiling in sight for heated tobacco products’

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 18th May 2018 || Business briefing |

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Philip Morris International expects its reduced-risk portfolio and continued good performance in Asian countries to continue to drive growth and aims to have at least 30% of its shipment volume to consist of new tobacco products by...

Rival HnB devices that use IQOS consumables available in Japan

Written by ECigIntelligence || 17th May 2018 || Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
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Japan’s advanced heated tobacco market and its ban on nicotine e-liquid are between them leading e-cigarette manufacturers to launch their own HnB devices – many compatible with the Heets made for market leader IQOS ...

Target kids and we’ll target you, warns US FDA

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 11th May 2018 || Business briefing |

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues its campaign against e-cig retailers that target children with a new wave of warnings about food-like...

Native American tribes try the vaping trade – but some have reservations

Written by ECigIntelligence || 9th May 2018 || Business briefing |

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A few Native American tribes are moving into the e-cig business, some buoyed by tax advantages – while others remain sceptical at best. Among those moving into the vapour trade are the Meskwaki tribe of Iowa and Nebraska’s...

PMI and Altria report cigarettes down, HnB and vapour up

Written by David Palacios Rubio || 2nd May 2018 || Business briefing |

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While sales of traditional cigarettes continue to decline worldwide, PMI is increasingly relying on its heated-tobacco device IQOS to buoy up its financial results, particularly through sales in Japan and Korea ...

Phillips addresses vaping industry events in London and Atlanta

Written by ECigIntelligence || 23rd April 2018 || Business briefing |

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ECigIntelligence managing director Tim Phillips addressed the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) Forum in London on Monday 23rd April, the first of three vaping industry events this week in which we will be taking part ...

Reynolds works with FDA to recall 2.6m Vuse Vibe power units

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th April 2018 || Business briefing |

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A US-wide safety recall was issued by RJ Reynolds Vapor Company for all Vuse Vibe power units after consumers complained that the batteries were malfunctioning, causing the units to overheat and creating a fire risk ...

Vape show reveals mixed feelings on Japan’s market future

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th April 2018 || Business briefing |

Asia
Japan
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Opinions on the future of the Japanese e-cigarette market at the country’s first vape sector tradeshow were mixed, with some optimism despite the continuing ban on nicotine e-liquid and the dramatic success of HnB products ...

Vaping industry is urged to break the link between flavours and youth

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 29th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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The e-cigarette industry could support the case for flavours – currently strongly associated in regulators’ minds with an appeal to youth – by changing its marketing strategies, according to Chris Howard of E-Alternative Solutions ...

UK campaign names VApril as the month for smokers to switch

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd March 2018 || Business briefing |

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A vaping awareness and education campaign has been launched by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA). VApril, which will take place over the month of April, aims to convince smokers to switch ...

US study claims vaping will create more smokers

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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A new study examining vaping’s impact on US smoking rates has gained widespread media coverage for its suggestion that e-cigarettes will create more new...

New book aims to debunk vaping myths

Written by ECigIntelligence || 16th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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Polish scientist Professor Andrzej Sobczak has published a book about the health impact of e-cigarettes and aims to combat fear-mongering...

Is PMI preparing for a future move into the cannabis business?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 13th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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In our latest report on developments in the legal cannabis market, ECigIntelligence considers whether PMI may be setting up a future move in that direction. We also look at the potential dangers of synthetic cannabis products ...

JT set to take the biggest hit from Japan’s new HnB tax plans

Written by ECigIntelligence || 6th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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Japan
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The budget plan making its way through a host of Japanese parliamentary committees includes a staggered series of tax rises for heated tobacco products as well as combustible cigarettes – and Japan Tobacco could suffer most ...