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.

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

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

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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 |

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Japan
Heated tobacco
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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 Aidan Semmens || 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 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 ...

Next-generation products drive profits for British American Tobacco

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 1st March 2019 || Business briefing |

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British American Tobacco’s (BAT) 2018 financial results were driven by its reduced risk portfolio, which includes products such as Vuse and Vype and Glo ...

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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United Kingdom
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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 ...