Business briefing

Survey finds low usage in Philippines and India

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd November 2016 || Business briefing |

Asia
India
Philippines
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
A new survey has found differing levels of awareness and e-cig use in the Philippines and India but neither market has really developed for vaping products as yet....

CDC finds high U.S. adult dual use and non-smoker vaper levels

Written by Freddie Dawson || 28th October 2016 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Market Research
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing
New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seems to indicate that there are high levels of dual use amongst U.S. vapers and a significant percentage of vapers that have never smoked conventional cigarettes....

Opinion: e-cig fears smoulder, but who remembers hoverboards?

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th October 2016 || Business briefing |

Asia
Canada
China
EU
Europe
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing
Recent news reports have lambasted hoverboards over safety concerns - prompting multiple retailers to drop listings. But is the threat over-rated? There are some striking similarities to similar news reports on e-cigarettes....

TPD poses tricky problems for small vape retailers in Netherlands

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th October 2016 || Business briefing |

Europe
Netherlands
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
The e-cigarette market in the Netherlands faces a serious challenge adapting to the requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), as small specialist retailers try to cope with advertising restrictions, e-liquid regulations and age...

JAC Vapour advertising is linked to UK smoking cessation campaign

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th October 2016 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Marketing & retailing
Scottish e-cig brand JAC Vapour is looking to take advantage of the growing support for e-cigarettes from Public Health England (PHE) by running an advertising promotion tied in to a national smoking cessation campaign....

Pax Labs appoints Deezer executive as CEO

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st September 2016 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Companies
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Pax Labs has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) imported from the online music sector and is considering further international expansion as a way to maintain its ability to innovate in the e-cig sector. Tyler Goldman will...

Nicoventures building up collection of safe flavour ingredients

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th August 2016 || Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Nicoventures, the e-cig arm of British American Tobacco (BAT), is putting together a proprietary “toolbox” of pre-tested flavour ingredients for e-liquid to help it deal with the world’s rapidly changing regulatory...

UK GPs support e-cigs but not on prescription

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th August 2016 || Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing
UK doctors would consider recommending e-cigarettes for patients looking to quit smoking, but they would not want to see them available on National Health Service (NHS) prescriptions....

French manufacturer expands into U.S. despite regulatory fears

Written by Freddie Dawson || 26th July 2016 || Business briefing |

Europe
France
North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
French e-liquid manufacturer Gaïatrend has strengthened its U.S. presence despite the uncertainty brought about by the FDA’s deeming regulations, and is confident they will be amended via one legal route or...

British TV switched off, but Blu’s cattle herder keeps going

Written by Freddie Dawson || 22nd June 2016 || Business briefing , Marketing & retailing |

EU
Europe
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Marketing & retailing
Last month’s e-cigarette commercials on British TV as part of Blu’s “Just you and Blu” campaign will probably prove to be the last ever in the country, but the Imperial Brands subsidiary is continuing with advertising in...

Opinion: how big is the risk of diacetyl litigation?

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th May 2016 || Business briefing |

North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing
Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the U.S. are always on the hunt for a new target to sue. And, having had some success suing diacetyl manufacturers over workers’ exposure to the chemical in microwave popcorn plants, attorneys are now beginning...

Most online vendors are disregarding distance sales bans

Written by Barnaby Page || 20th May 2016 || Business briefing |

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
EU
Europe
Finland
Hungary
Italy
Latvia
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovenia
Spain
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
Europe’s online e-cigarette vendors are so far overwhelmingly ignoring new Internet sales bans where they exist, and taking full advantage of delays in legislation where they...

BAT acquires UK e-cigarette company Ten Motives

Written by Freddie Dawson || 27th April 2016 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
Romania
United Kingdom
Companies
Business briefing
British American Tobacco has announced the acquisition of Ten Motives, considered to be the UK's largest independent e-cigarette company....

UK government believes advertising spend will plummet post-TPD

Written by Barnaby Page || 26th April 2016 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
The British e-cigarette industry’s advertising spend will drop by 90% after May’s arrival of new restrictions based on the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), according to a government...

Is there still hope for Spanish online retailers?

Written by Barnaby Page || 22nd April 2016 || Business briefing |

EU
Europe
Spain
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
The future of retail channels in the Spanish e-cigarette market may hang in the balance as the government approaches a final decision on whether to prohibit online sales, according to a new ECigIntelligence...

It’s not just the TPD: Europe has voluntary standards too

Written by Barnaby Page || 30th March 2016 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Technology and Innovation
Business briefing
Regulatory briefing
While most of the European e-cigarette industry’s attention is focused on the imminent regulatory upheaval brought about by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), another set of compliance requirements are also growing in number – those dictated by...

U.S. pharmacy chain includes e-cigs in anti-tobacco crusade

Written by Freddie Dawson || 23rd March 2016 || Business briefing |

California
Canada
Massachusetts
Minnesota
New York
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing
A new $50m youth anti-smoking campaign funded by American pharmacy chain CVS is to target e-cigarettes as well as conventional tobacco products....