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.

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 ...

Who’s who in ENDS: 20 influential individuals to watch

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th August 2019 || Business briefing |

Asia
China
EU
Europe
Netherlands
North America
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
World
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Who has made the vaping world what it is today – and who will be prominent in determining its future direction? ECigIntelligence has drawn up a list of 20 movers and shakers, both for and against e-cigs ...

IQOS accounts for 20% of PMI’s net revenues in Q2 2019

Written by ECigIntelligence || 19th July 2019 || Business briefing |

Asia
Australasia
Europe
North America
Companies
Heated tobacco
Major brands
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
PMI considers almost hitting $1.5bn revenue for its reduced risk portfolio in the second quarter of 2019 a “positive top-line momentum” ...

Japan remains premier test market for new HnB devices

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

Asia
Japan
Heated tobacco
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
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 |

Australasia
Australia
Canada
Europe
France
Monaco
North America
Spain
United Kingdom
United States
World
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
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 |

North America
United States
Companies
FDA
Heated tobacco
Major brands
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
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 ...