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Ban indoor vaping, restrict ads, says World Health Organization

26th August 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

Africa
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The World Health Organization (WHO) looks increasingly likely to recommend stringent restrictions on e-cigarettes, following an internal report which suggests measures including a blanket ban on indoor use and tight controls on advertising.

Blu e-cig could be confused with Zippo lighter, says court

21st August 2014 | Business briefing |

Europe
Germany
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United States
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Marketing and Retailing
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Zippo Manufacturing, maker of the famous cigarette lighter, has won a round in its worldwide legal dispute over the use of the brand name Blu – also employed by Lorillard for its market-leading e-cigarette.

U.S. tobacco mega-deal leaves Imperial with best-seller Blu

15th July 2014 | Business briefing |

North America
United Kingdom
United States
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U.S. tobacco giant Lorillard is losing its best-selling e-cigarette brand Blu to British counterpart Imperial Tobacco, as part of a complex four-way deal which sees Reynolds American pay $27bn for Lorillard while Imperial picks up a number of key brands from both.

Consumers shifting to tanks, preferring sweeter flavours

16th June 2014 | Business briefing |

Australasia
Australia
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United Kingdom
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Market Research
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Vapers are switching away from using e-cigarettes as simulators of tobacco smoking and embracing them as a product category in their own right, according to a new market study.

To stock or not to stock? Pharmacists uncertain on e-cigs

16th May 2014 | Business briefing |

Europe
United Kingdom
Marketing and Retailing
Public Health and Medicine
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British pharmacies have yet to fully exploit the retail opportunities presented by e-cigarettes, according to a prominent market researcher, although pharmacy professionals themselves disagree vehemently over how to approach e-cigs that aren’t medically licensed.

Laying down the law: regulation to dominate industry confabs

14th May 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

EU
Europe
France
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Poland
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Virginia
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E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about the products.

New FDA rules and Europe’s directive: how do they compare?

25th April 2014 | Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The new regulations for e-cigarettes proposed yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are the second major regulatory framework for the products to appear in two months, following the European Union’s release of its revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) earlier this year. How do the two compare in key areas?