Business briefing / Europe

All of our European-related business news briefings can be found on this page. Whether it is recent news and updates relating to specific companies and organisations, retail and market-related news or new technology and innovation within Europe, you will be able to easily locate it here.

PMI plans further iQOS rollouts; Imperial launches French e-cig

6th February 2015 | Business briefing |

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Big Tobacco continues to push ahead with e-cigarettes and other mass-market reduced-risk products around the world: just in recent days, Philip Morris International (PMI), Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco have all outlined plans to develop their product offerings.

FAA says air passengers must carry, not check, their e-cigs

26th January 2015 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Are e-cigs and other tobacco substitutes welcome on passenger planes? Are they a danger, an infringement of near-universal strict rules against in-flight smoking, or a benign product that passengers might appreciate?

Controversy deterred Glaxo from entering e-cig market

16th January 2015 | Business briefing |

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Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline considered bringing its own e-cigarettes to market but decided the category is “just too controversial”, its CEO has said.

ECIG abandons NASDAQ IPO, citing market conditions

18th December 2014 | Business briefing |

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Electronic Cigarettes International Group (ECIG) has withdrawn its application for an initial public offering (IPO) on the U.S. NASDAQ stock exchange, but kept the door open for a private offering in the future.

Tanks, politics, and “5% risk”: the stories you shouldn’t miss

29th November 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Some recent developments in the e-cig world will likely have an impact long after the more transient triumphs and tussles are forgotten.

Film is “powerful, discreet” alternative to e-cigs and NRT

26th November 2014 | Business briefing |

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Smokers seeking alternatives to the combustible cigarette face problems that neither e-cigs nor nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can fully solve, according to the CEO of a Swedish firm which is taking a completely different technology approach.

Regulation and manufacturing highlighted at European events

10th November 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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When policy-makers, scientists and health professionals gather in the august halls of London’s Royal Society for the E-Cigarette Summit this Thursday, it will be just the start of a busy conference season in Europe.

Prevalence of tobacco smoking isn’t declining everywhere

6th November 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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This article, republished from Tobacco Journal International exclusively for ECigIntelligence readers, takes a look at changes in smoking prevalence and smoking populations around the world – and explains some surprising apparent contradictions.