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Updated database: key global e-cigarette markets

30th March 2018

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Canada
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
North America
Poland
South America
Spain
United Kingdom
United States
World
Companies
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Databases

ECigIntelligence’s global e-cigarette market database, produced exclusively for Platinum subscribers, includes market size estimates; smoking rates; vaping statistics; form factors; online and offline pricing; distribution channels; brands and chains; and key contacts.

Legal victory means PMI can sell Heets in New Zealand after all

29th March 2018

Australasia
New Zealand
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Philip Morris International (PMI) has won the right to sell and market heat-not-burn Heets sticks in New Zealand in a surprise legal ruling against the Ministry of Health

Criticism of its funding won’t hamper controversial foundation, says Yach

29th March 2018

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The massive criticism directed at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) has not kept it from working with the best scientists in the field, according to its founder and president Derek Yach

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

29th March 2018

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

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

Norway heading towards legal nicotine vapes

29th March 2018

Europe
Norway
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

E-cigarettes with nicotine will become legal this year in Norway, where the sale of all nicotine-containing products other than traditional tobacco products has been banned since 1989

Italian stores will have to show vaping turnover in order to get a licence

28th March 2018

Europe
Italy
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency (AAMS) has issued a decree preventing anyone except licensed vape stores, pharmacies and parapharmacies from retailing e-liquids. It sets a new “prevalence criterion” to determine which shops qualify

Health charities sue FDA over extended deeming deadlines

28th March 2018

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Seven public health groups have brought a suit against the US Food and Drug Administration for extending deadlines for e-cigs and cigars on its controversial deeming regulations

Age limit up, flavour ban on the table: New Jersey regulatory report

28th March 2018

New Jersey
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

State regulation of vaping products in New Jersey is explained, including the recently raised age limit of 21 and proposals to ban flavours, to establish licensing for the sale of e-cigarettes, and to extend limits on their public use

E-cigs are no threat to young people, ASH tells UK science committee

28th March 2018

Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Public health experts sought to reassure UK lawmakers that e-cigarettes did not pose a threat to the health of young people when they revealed the results of a survey showing just 4% of youngsters had taken up vaping, and just 0.4% of those who did not smoke

The boxing game – have you got the bottle to get your brand noticed?

26th March 2018

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Marketing & retailing

Across the e-liquid industry, brands are finding enterprising ways to swap the standard glass bottle and cardboard box for something that makes them stand out while also sometimes adding to their brand story

Cigarette production ends as PMI turns Greek plant over to HnB consumables

26th March 2018

EU
Europe
Germany
Greece
Romania
Russia
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing

Philip Morris International has ceased production of traditional cigarettes at its Papastratos factory in the Athens suburb of Aspropyrgos in Greece, which will now manufacture only Heets, the tobacco sticks for IQOS

Advanced devices dominate Greece: consumer survey

23rd March 2018

EU
Europe
Greece
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

ECigIntelligence’s latest online survey of the Greek e-cigarette market found advanced devices dominate, with a high proportion of respondents mixing their own e-liquids

FDA announces ANPRM amid youth e-cig flavour concerns

23rd March 2018

North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), concerned about flavours leading youth to start vaping, has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore options for regulation

Change afoot in Russia as Moscow puts forward plan for national regulation

22nd March 2018

Europe
Russia
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

E-cigarettes and heated tobacco are currently subject to very little regulation in Russia – but that could be about to change, with proposals coming from both the federal trade ministry and the Moscow City Duma

Six key markets: online e-liquid prices in the US, Russia and Europe

22nd March 2018

EU
Europe
France
Germany
Italy
North America
Russia
United Kingdom
United States
Market Research
Market reports

This report on e-liquids is the first in a series tracking the online pricing of e-cigarette products in six key markets: France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the UK and US.

UK campaign names VApril as the month for smokers to switch

22nd March 2018

Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing

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

Nicotine ‘more dangerous than drink’ according to survey respondents

21st March 2018

Asia
Australasia
Europe
India
New Zealand
North America
United Kingdom
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Regulatory briefing

More than half of US consumers wrongly believe that using nicotine every day is more dangerous than drinking every day, according to a new global survey from the Foundation for a Smoke-free World (FSFW)

The medical route to market approval in the UK – the pros and cons

21st March 2018

EU
Europe
United Kingdom
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

The MHRA, Britain’s pharmaceutical regulator, is currently encouraging and supporting companies to submit medicines authorisation applications for e-cigarette products. Here we explain what that process entails

Vape stores booming as chains spread across the UK

19th March 2018

Europe
United Kingdom
Market Research
Marketing & retailing

With almost half of all e-cigarette sales in the UK coming from high street vape stores, it’s clear that the country has one of the most well-developed over-the-counter markets in the world

Belgium’s top judges reject bid to overturn online sales ban

19th March 2018

Belgium
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

In a ruling that will disappoint many in Belgium’s vaping industry, the country’s highest administrative court has refused a request to overturn a ban on online sales of e-cigarette products

Shake and vape and the law in the EU

16th March 2018

EU
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Regulatory reports

As shake and vape products increase in popularity in Europe in response to the restrictions imposed by the EU’s TPD, we take a close look at country-by-country regulation

US study claims vaping will create more smokers

16th March 2018

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing

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 smokers