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E-liquid additives: untangling the testing dilemma

Written by Freddie Dawson || 31st August 2015 || Business briefing |

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Differing limits set by e-cigarette manufacturing associations for diacetyl and acetylpropionyl in e-liquids seem likely to lead to confusion and...

Vaping in pregnancy: the developing debate

Written by Marc Beishon || 23rd July 2015 || Business briefing |

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Among all the groups that could benefit from e-cigarettes for harm reduction, perhaps none is as contentious as pregnant...

Greece vape shop image gallery

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th July 2015 || Business briefing |

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A selection of photos showing te different types of vape shops and e-cigarette displays in Greece....

Wider rollouts for iQOS; PMI, Altria to develop e-cigs

Written by Barnaby Page || 17th July 2015 || Business briefing |

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Philip Morris International (PMI) is deepening its commitment to alternative nicotine technologies with new rollouts for its iQOS heat-not-burn device, as well as cautious health-related claims for the...

The UK’s new PAS: how much will compliance cost?

Written by Barnaby Page || 16th July 2015 || Business briefing |

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British e-cigarette companies can expect an array of new scientific and quality-control costs after the official launch today of the publicly available specification (PAS) for e-cig manufacture and testing from the British Standards Institution...

ECigIntelligence Platinum: the complete industry resource

Written by Barnaby Page || 15th July 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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ECigIntelligence next month launches ECigIntelligence Platinum, the most comprehensive package of regulatory and business information available for the e-cigarette market anywhere in the...

$3.6m study will investigate use, perceptions of e-cigs

Written by Freddie Dawson || 9th July 2015 || Business briefing |

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A Florida cancer research centre has been given $3.6m (€3.3m) for a long-running study of how e-cigarettes are used by consumers and whether they help vapers quit...

Europeans are vaping more, despite health concerns

Written by Freddie Dawson || 29th June 2015 || Business briefing |

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Awareness and use of e-cigarettes in the EU continues to grow, leading to a 10% success rate amongst users attempting to quit conventional tobacco. But health concerns are increasing...

Altria seeks consumer insight, inspiration from open systems

Written by Barnaby Page || 25th June 2015 || Business briefing |

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U.S. tobacco market leader Altria is hoping to learn more about consumers’ reactions to its Green Smoke and MarkTen XL e-cigarettes and the best way to develop...

Poland’s vape stores sanguine, but regulation and online loom

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd June 2015 || Business briefing |

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Polish vape retailers believe the country’s e-cigarette market is growing thanks to higher awareness of the category, perception of e-cigs as a healthier alternative to tobacco, and the freedom to vape where smoking is prohibited. But how long...

U.S. vapers favour refillables, smoke, and often feel dumb

Written by Barnaby Page || 11th June 2015 || Business briefing |

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New data on the habits of vapers in the U.S. appears to back up the widely-held view that tank-type systems are attracting more consumer loyalty and providing a more satisfactory consumer experience than disposable...

UK vaper numbers climbing despite growing health fears

Written by Barnaby Page || 23rd May 2015 || Business briefing |

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Both smokers and non-smokers in Britain are becoming increasingly concerned by the health effects of e-cigarettes, even as vaping grows in popularity, according to new...

At last, a domestic e-cig market for China’s manufacturers

Written by Barnaby Page || 6th May 2015 || Business briefing |

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The domestic Chinese market for e-cigarettes appears to finally be opening up, with a major manufacturer having started distribution of nicotine-containing cigalikes through convenience stores at the beginning of this year, and a number of others having plans...

Long-term study to examine health of vapers and dual users

Written by Freddie Dawson || 14th April 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The lack of long-term scientific studies into e-cigarettes is a common complaint. But the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (CTRI) is now starting to address that through a multi-year investigation of e-cigs’ health effects,...

FDA science committee divided on “reduced risk” of snus

Written by Barnaby Page || 13th April 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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A panel advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected attempts by Swedish Match to claim that snus is less harmful than cigarettes – yet some members did accept its assertions of reduced...

Surging sales revenue at ECIG, yet still a six-figure loss

Written by Barnaby Page || 2nd April 2015 || Business briefing |

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Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG), the U.S. company behind brands such as FIN, Vapestick, Victory and VIP, increased its sales nearly 15-fold during 2014 but still recorded a loss approaching...

Medical approval for an e-cig “could be bigger than TPD”

Written by Freddie Dawson || 27th March 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Approval of an e-cigarette by a medical licensing body could have even more impact on the sector than the much-discussed EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) implementation, according to Nerudia, a consultancy and nicotine science...

If it’s Saturday, this must be Shenzhen (and an e-cig expo)

Written by Freddie Dawson || 19th March 2015 || Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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While delegates to this week’s World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi presumably must decide which of the title’s categories e-cigarettes fall into, those who’ve missed it have another choice to make: just how many of...